Happy New Year from the Thornapple Arts Council!
We at the Thornapple Arts Council are so thankful for the time, money, and talent our community gives to support the arts in Barry County. Thank you for giving us another wonderful year here in Hastings, MI. Heading into 2020, we look forward to another year filled with music, art, and culture as we prepare to celebrate our organization’s 35th anniversary in November.
Inspired Artisan Events
We had a great time (and made a huge mess) at our December 2nd Christmas Cookie Decorating Class! See more pictures of our fun here.
We also had a fantastic turnout for our Creative Kids Workshop, held at Highpoint Community Bank during the Hastings Jingle & Mingle event!
Have an idea for another Inspired Artisan Event?
Let us know!
Hastings Community Music School
The Hastings Community Music School held its holiday recital on Saturday, December 14th, but never fear–you can find information on future HCMS events here!
HCMS classes resume after the winter break on January 6th. The Hastings Community Music School provides quality music education to students of all ages in Hastings and the surrounding area.
Barry County Artists Exhibition
If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibition, you can still view the winning pieces here!
The 17th Annual Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival is coming to Hastings on April 23-25, 2020! Keep an eye on the Jazz Fest Facebook page and the TAC website for information about the schedule, the headlining performances, and more.
Already on the schedule is jazz superstar Aubrey Logan (pictured left), who will be performing with the Thornapple Jazz Orchestra as the Thursday night headliner! Trained at Berklee College of Music, Aubrey has built an impressive career, performing with such varied acts as the Boston Pops, Josh Groban, Seth McFarlane, and Pharrell Williams.
Want your group to play at the Jazz Festival this year?
Applications are open until 5pm on Friday, January 17th!
Arts and Eats
As crazy as it sounds, preparation for the 10th Annual Arts and Eats is already underway! As we are coming up on our usual application period, it is time to share some exciting news–we are getting a new website! Though our new site will look very similar to our old site, the transition means Arts and Eats staff will no longer rely on a third party for updates.
Because of this switch, our normal application period may be adjusted. While we hope to have the new site up and running for our usual February 1st application opening, we also want to make sure all the kinks are worked out before applications go live. Stay tuned for more information on that front!
Follow the Arts and Eats Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
Looking Four Months Forward
- October 19-December 15: Barry County Artists Exhibition
- December 2: Christmas Cookie Decorating Class
- December 3: Giving Tuesday
- December 6: Creative Kids Workshop during Hastings Jingle & Mingle
- December 14: Hastings Community Music School’s Holiday Recital
- December 22-January 6: TAC office closed for holidays
- January 6: HCMS Classes resume following winter break
- January 17: Jazz Festival Applications Close
- April 18: HCMS Spring Recital
- April 23-25: 17th Annual TAC Jazz Festival