Arts and Eats
The weekend of October 18-20 saw the 9th annual Arts and Eats tour, and what beautiful weather we had this year! With 69 sites spread out over five counties, there truly was something to delight every visitor.
The fun does not stop now, though! Visit the Arts and Eats website all year long for a list of participating sites, and visit them throughout the year! The tour weekend may have passed, but it is always a great time to support Southwest Michigan businesses.
Interested in joining the tour next year? Follow the official Facebook page to stay up-to-date on application information!
Did you participate in Arts and Eats this year? We’d love to hear from you! Participating artisans, farms, and restaurants can fill out the participant survey here, while Arts and Eats visitors can email their thoughts.
Barry County Artists Exhibition
The 5th annual Barry County Artists Exhibition is now underway! View the winning pieces below, and see the entire exhibition in the Irving D. Charlton Memorial Museum at Historic Charlton Park now through December 15th.
Stay tuned for a special Giving Tuesday email
coming to you on Tuesday, November 12th!
Coming to you this December — a Christmas concert! Join us at the Hastings Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 21st, for a Christmas-themed vocal music performance by Three Men and a Tenor! Put on by the Thornapple Arts Council and generously sponsored by Highpoint Community Bank, this concert also features the Hastings High School Choir.
Jazz Fest Applications Open
Preparations are underway for the 17th Annual Jazz Festival, taking place in downtown Hastings April 23-25th, 2020, and applications are now live! Get your application in on the TAC website by January 17th to be considered.
Interested in learning more? Read more here or follow the Jazz Festival Facebook page!
Looking Four Months Forward
- October 19-December 15: Barry County Artists Exhibition
- October 29: Jazz Festival Applications Open
- November 9: 25th Annual Auction for the Arts: Masquerade Ball
- 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 21: Christmas concert featuring Three Men and a Tenor and the Hastings High School choir
- January 17: Jazz Festival Applications Close