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Gala 2015

News & Updates

Summer Camp 2015 – 7-13 year olds

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Around the World in 80 Days

Take a trip around the world in art, music, language, and food when you come to camp at Artworks this summer.
Camp 1: July 14-16 Asia—Practice Japanese origami, perform an Indonesian shadow puppet show, paint a Chinese landscape, practice marital arts movement, and more.
Camp 2: July 21-23 Clay Around the World—Design, handform, and glaze pottery shapes from all over the world.
Camp 3: July 28-30 The Americas—Create Alaskan, Navajo, and South American art and learn a little Spanish.
Camp 4: August 4-6 India/Africa—Explore art from Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
For more information please visit Summer Camp 2015 or download the Summer Camp 2015 brochure and registration form.

Standing on their Shoulders

by Lynne Scheible, Executive Director
I just received the newsletter from the National Endowment for the Arts. The first piece is entitled “Standing on their Shoulders.”  This reminded me that since I started working at Artworks I have often thought to myself that, “We are standing on the shoulders of those that came before us.”   I love the story of Artworks’ genesis and how in 2000, Sandi Withrow, then Downtown Business Association Director, viewing many empty stores, thought of a way to beautify the downtown and asked a few artists if they would display their work in store windows.  While a few were hanging their art in what is now Fairman’s Apparel, people kept coming by and asking, “What is going on?  When is the Art Gallery going to open?”  Continue reading →

Please Welcome Denise Cosper

Denise CosperDenise Cosper has joined Artworks as the new Director of Educational Programs. Denise comes to Artworks with nearly 20 years’ experience organizing and promoting events for educational entities and community organizations in Mississippi and Michigan. She also brings 12 years’ experience teaching college writing at Ferris State University and Mississippi State . . . Continue reading →

Chance to Win $500 in Meijer Gift Cards

meijer logo 52hRaffle tickets for one $300 or one of two $100 Meijer gift cards are on sale at Artworks. Tickets are $5.00 each (cash or check only). The drawing will be held at the Artworks Gala, Friday, May 1, 2015. You do not need to be present to win.

Upcoming Events

Does not include weekly recurring events.

Date/Time Event
04/29/2015 - 05/20/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beginning Knitting
Beginning Knitting
Artworks – Studio A, Big Rapids MI
04/30/2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
After School Art
After School Art
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
04/30/2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Watercolor Bookmarks
Teen Art Night - Watercolor Bookmarks
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
05/01/2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gala 2015
Crystal Ball Gala - The Journey Continues
Artworks, Big Rapids Mi
05/06/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wood Burning
Wood Burning
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
05/07/2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
After School Art
After School Art
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
05/09/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drawing by Gould
Drawing
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
05/14/2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
After School Art
After School Art
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
05/15/2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Paris on the Muskegan - Painting with Kelly Star Backus
Artworks – Creative Education Center, Big Rapids MI
05/21/2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Last Friends
Last Friends by Jane Gardam
Artworks, Big Rapids Mi
05/30/2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Basket Weaving - Casserole Basket
Jeanette’s Home Studio, Big Rapids MI