Thornapple Arts Council History
The Thornapple Arts Council of Barry County was founded in November 1985 by Sue Drummond with help from John Fehsenfeld and many generous supporters behind the scenes. 25 years later, Thornapple Arts Council members, volunteers, and staff maintain their vision to spark creativity, community and culture through programs and education that bring personal enrichment and quality of life to Barry County residents.
The Thornapple Arts Council was a completely volunteer organization until the fall of 1998 when the first part-time managing director was hired. Today, TAC has an executive director and a part-time program director with continued volunteer community support.
Thornapple Arts Council Mission
The mission of the Thornapple Arts Council is to enrich Barry County through arts and culture by fostering education, appreciation, and participation of the arts.
Thornapple Arts Council Staff
Megan Lavell, Executive Director
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Kathleen Welch, Program Director
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We are located in the Barry Community Enrichment Center (the former First Presbyterian Church of Hastings) at 231 South Broadway, Hastings. When corresponding with us via U.S. mail, please use this address:
Thornapple Arts Council
P.O. Box 36
Hastings, MI 49058