The LACA announces two grant awards received through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for fiscal year 2015: A MCACA Operational Support grant in the amount of $18,750 will partially support a skilled and dedicated staff, ($1,810 provided by federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts). The LACA also received a MCACA Capital Improvement grant in the amount of $20,000 to replace an antiquated and inefficient boiler heating system with new energy efficient system. This upgrade will substantially conserve energy and will greatly reduce utility costs for the organization for many years to come. Funds from both awards must be matched dollar for dollar through individual and corporate funding. For more information on how you or your business can help the LACA meet the matching funds requirement for these grants please contact the LACA at or call 231-845-2787

Thursday, March 5 - 7:30pm - Kinetic Affect.  Because the Kinetic Affect message is so important to share with everyone  this event is FREE to the public as a gift from the Ludington Area Center for the Arts!  Kirk Latimer and Gabriel Giron combine their past experiences and powerful voices to deliver a one-of-a-kind, spoken word poetry experience! Check out the LACA Main Stage Series tab for more info.

The LACA currently has several Call to Artists Opportunities:

The Seventh Annual Online Photo Contest!

Sponsored by Todd & Brad Reed Photography

Please click HERE for more information! Deadline to apply is March 1, 2015

West Shore Art Fair!

The West Shore Art Fair is accepting applications online through Zapplication - deadline to apply to this juried fine art fair is February 28, 2015. The WSAF takes place on July 4 and 5, 2015 at City Park in beautiful downtown Ludington!

Earth Day Exhibition!

Artists are invited to submit original works of art for a Celebration of Earth Day Art Exhibition

In observance of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. This exhibit will feature artistic interpretations of the celebration of Earth Day, explore the beauty of the natural world, share an environmental message, and/or propose new ways to co-exist with our environment. All fine art media is welcome: drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, mixed media, printmaking and fiber. The Deadline to submit your original art is March 13. This exhibit will be on display in the LACA Gallery during the month of April, 2015.

Maritime Magic Craft Fair!

The 4th anniversary of this arts and craft show will be held at the LACA on June 6, 2015 - applications are now available.

The Lakeshore Children's Choir - with Director Cherie' Hockenberger 
Open to All Children grades 3rd, 4th and 5th
Beginning January 15, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm weekly at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts
The choir is free and anyone can join, no experience needed! All parents must register their children by email:

Twelve Months; Twelve Gifts 
Extending a special "Thank You" to our current ArtStart Society members
for helping to provide one full fiscal year of sponsorship for art and culture for the Ludington Area. We greatly appreciate your generosity and commitment to the arts in our community. Your gifts of support will touch lives through the power of art!

  • Bob and Kay Neal
  • John and Anita Wilson
  • Carol Garneau
  • Dave and Chrissie Hall Fund of the Community Foundation for Mason County
  • House of Flavors, Inc.

 Click here to learn more

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The Ludington Area Center for the Arts invites you to be part of our vibrant arts community on the shore of Lake Michigan. Join us at a piano concert, a film screening, or a reading by one of Michigan’s premier poets. Enjoy an exhibition of fine art in our gallery or sign up for a writing workshop.

Since its opening in 2008, the Center has hosted exhibitions, performances, and educational programs in music, the visual arts, literature, and more. The Center includes a 250-seat performance hall, banquet hall, gallery and exhibition spaces, art studios, classrooms, and a gift shop offering the works of local and regional artists.

Come discover the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, where artists of every medium enrich our community and inspire the creative spirit in us all.

"Like individuals, communities have a soul, and the Center for the Arts is contributing mightily by arousing the spirit of Ludington."

- Bill Anderson, founding director,
  Michigan Department of History, Art and Libraries

Imagine what we can create. Create what we can imagine.



Visit our gift shop

The gift shop at

the Ludington Area Center for the Arts offers the work of artists from the Ludington area

and throughout Michigan. Our collection includes art and craft items from paintings, sculpture, and... 

Contact Us:

Ludington Area Center for the Arts

107 S. Harrison Street

Ludington, MI 49431

Phone: 231-845-2787

Gallery and Gift Shop are open to the public:

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5:00pm

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