Today marks one year since we began telling the story of Natasha, a Ukrainian woman living in Southwest Michigan during the early days of the Russian invasion. In this new five-part series, we reflect on how that interview sparked a desire within our organization to push the boundaries of art, culture, and our community, and what that looks like today.
At TAC, we are proud of the impact we’re able to make in our community. Read impact statements from area teachers and students in our latest blog post.
Barry County Artists Exhibition
Featuring 19 pieces from twelve Barry County artists, the 2022 Barry County Artists Exhibition was hosted at Charlton Park from May 12th to July 17th. Click through to see the participating pieces and read artist statements.
Financial Assistance: The Numbers
The Thornapple Arts Council’s Financial Assistance fund is intended to help ensure Barry County arts students and teachers have the opportunity to partake in educational opportunities regardless of economic circumstance.
Bureau of Inquiry
The Bureau of Inquiry has moved to Middleville! A series of community questions designed to make you think, this interactive art installation spreads public chalkboards throughout downtown Barry County.
Storytelling is an artform that we don’t often highlight at the Thornapple Arts Council. With this piece, we’re changing that by focusing on the story of a woman from Ukraine who came to Barry County as a teenager, made a home in West Michigan, and is now watching her country under attack from the other side of the world.
Union Block Launch Party
It takes a village to raise a family, make public art, and create a community. TAC Executive Director Megan Lavell shares her thoughts on the generosity of our community following the Union Block Launch Party.
Union Block Project
If you’ve been in Hastings lately, you’ve probably seen our latest project — the Union Block mural! Located on the old Secondhand Corners building on the corner of Jefferson and State, the Union Block Project shows that, in this nation, Hastings matters.