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Membership

What does it mean to be a member?

The Thornapple Arts Council always welcomes new members. What does that mean, exactly? You can choose your level of membership based on how much you want to donate to the organization. With each level of membership comes additional perks.

Where does your money go?

The Thornapple Arts Council Board of Directors and staff work very hard to be good stewards of the financial contributions we receive from our community members. Here is what your money did in 2011:

  • Gave 13 Barry County students $3,000 in scholarships to go to art and music camps.
  • Provided students with $750 in scholarships for the Summer Youth Theater Program.
  • Brought over 4,000 people and 80 musicians to downtown Hastings for the Eighth Annual TAC Jazz Festival.
  • Brought 11 acts to the Barry County Courthouse lawn during Fridays at the Fountain.
  • Brought 30 visual artists and thousands of visitors to Barry County during Arts and Eats.
  • Provided $1,400 in financial support to five Barry County artists who participated in ArtPrize.

2014 Membership Levels

Apprentice – $25

  • 1 Jazz Festival ticket
  • 1 TAC window decal



Artisan – $50

  • 2 Jazz Festival tickets
  • 1 TAC window decal



Patron – $100

  • 4 Jazz Festival tickets
  • 2 TAC window decals



Collector – $250

  • 4 Jazz Festival tickets
  • 2 Art Auction tickets
  • 2 TAC window decals
  • 1 original colored pencil drawing



Benefactor – $500

  • 8 Jazz Festival tickets
  • 4 Art Auction tickets
  • 2 TAC window decals
  • 1 original colored pencil drawing



Impressionist – $1,000

  • 8 Jazz Festival tickets
  • 6 Art Auction tickets
  • 2 TAC window decals
  • 1 original colored pencil drawing



Membership Benefits For All Levels

  • Email Updates
  • Special TAC Mailings
  • Member Appreciation Event
  • Early Ticket Purchasing for ArtPrize Bus Tours
  • Networking Opportunities in the arts community