October & November
Though the Auction for the Arts will look a little different this year, we still plan to have a great time. Mark your calendars for 7 PM on November 14th and join us either on our website or on Facebook for this fun virtual event.
Raffle for the Arts
Due to the change to an all-online format, this year’s Auction for the Arts will not include an actual auction! Instead, raffle tickets can be purchased for eleven big items, including the most popular items usually reserved for the live auction. Once drawings for these big items conclude, all non-winning tickets will be put in a pot for the chance to win one of 25 smaller prizes.
Prefer not to buy your tickets online? Raffle tickets will be available from any TAC board member shortly!
As we prep for this year’s Auction for the Arts, special thanks go out to the Douglas and Margaret DeCamp Foundation for their enormous generosity.
Always fervent supporters of the Barry County community at large, the DeCamp family also continually gives to support the arts in our area. This year, they have generously offered to match funds raised at the auction up to $5000! We are grateful to the DeCamp Foundation for their unceasing support of the Thornapple Arts Council and the arts in Barry County.
Donations made during the auction help K-12 students in our community get the arts education they deserve.
We may not be meeting in person this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dress up! Put on some music, throw on your Sock Hop best, and sit back as we decide who is best dressed. Costume contest entries can be submitted three ways:
- post a photo on facebook and tag TAC
- post a photo in the Facebook comments on our Costume Contest post on Auction night
- email in your photo
Not available on the 14th? No worries! Email or tag us anytime in the week preceding the auction for consideration.
Schedule of Events
Keep an eye on the website — the night’s schedule of events will be posted soon!
Grants for Educators
Do your favorite arts educators in Barry County a favor and remind them about the MCACA School Grant program! There are two options for K-12 educators:
▪️ ARTS & CULTURE TREK GRANTS provide up to $500 for transportation costs for an arts or culture related trip.
▪️ ARTS EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES GRANTS provide up to $1500 to pay for arts equipment (including art equipment repairs) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting. Teachers in any arts discipline may apply.
Grants for Artists
Due to the exceptional circumstances of 2020, applications are also open for a second round of Arts Project Minigrants.
Arts Project Minigrants provide up to $4,000 for production, presentation, and creation of arts and culture that promote public engagement, diverse and excellent art, life-long learning in the arts, and the strengthening or livability of communities through locally developed arts and culture.
Looking Four Months Forward
Looking Four Months Forward
- November 14: Virtual Auction for the Arts
- December 1: Giving Tuesday
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all other Thornapple Arts Council programming through February has been cancelled. Stay tuned for more virtual opportunities to stay engaged with the arts.