Welcome to the Thornapple Arts Council

The Thornapple Arts Council of Barry County was founded in November 1985 by Sue Drummond with help from John Fehsenfeld and many generous supporters behind the scenes. 25 years later, Thornapple Arts Council members, volunteers and staff maintain their vision to spark creativity, community and culture through programs and education that bring personal enrichment and quality of life to Barry County residents.

The Thornapple Arts Council was a completely volunteer organization until the fall of 1998 when the first part-time managing director was hired. Today TAC has an executive director and a part-time program coordinator with continued volunteer community support. Read Learn…

  • Art Pantry

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    Thornapple Arts Council is partnering with Barry County Art Departments to create a year-round collection of art supplies and materials called the Art Pantry. This Art Pantry program will accept donations of art supplies all year-long.  Those supplies will then be distributed to the classrooms that have chosen to opt in to this program throughout […]

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  • Jazz Festival 2014

    The Thornapple Arts Council’s 11th annual Jazz Festival will be happening April 24, 25, & 26. Headliners concerts will include Thursday–1st Presbyterian Church, 405 N M-37 Hwy –7:30 PM Thornapple Jazz Orchestra  Joe LaJoye,  Director With Special Guest:  Earlie Braggs Friday– Central Auditorium – 8:00 PM – $10 per person Western Michigan University Gold Company     […]

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