Upcoming events

    • 13 Apr 2016
    • 11 Feb 2026
    • 119 sessions
    • Nuveen Center

    ACWL Marketing Committee Meeting

    • 21 Apr 2016
    • 19 Feb 2026
    • 119 sessions
    • Nuveen Center

    Monthly ACWL Board Meeting

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 02 Sep 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Montague Artisan Market

    Join us for a celebration of the arts. Shop local from art vendor and the Montague farmers market. There will also be music and a craft, sponsored by the City of Montague. All ages are welcome! 

    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall MI

    $40

    Join Sara Jane Fellini to learn the art of batik, a fabric painting process using wax and dye. 

    • 20 Jun 2017
    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • Montague Band Shell

    June 20   Uneven Ground - Traditional Celtic

    June 27   Josh Davis - Folk

    July 4       Lakeshore Big Band -  Jazz

    July 11     Ben Bedford -  American

    July 18     Scottville Clown Band

    July 25      Magic Bus - 60's Tribute

    August 1  The Moxie Strings - Celtic-New Age

    August 8   West Michigan Winds - Classical

    August 15  Soul Syndicate - R & B

    August 22  Shook Twins - Folk


    Rain:  Montague High School Auditorium

    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St.

    Be a part of our upcoming exhibit! Work from this class will be on display at the Nuveen Center from July 6 - September 2. Class is open to all ages! Call 231.893.2524 to sign up today. Space is limited.

    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    $10

    6th-12th grade

    Taught by Rob Rop

    During this 3 day course, you'll learn basic principles of playing the guitar with other musicians. We'll cover topics about how to play rhythm, lead, write songs, and improvisational solos.

    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Nuveen Center 106. E Colby St. Whitehall

    Join Morgan Aislyn Liskey of Aislyn June Photography on a photo walk through White Lake. Bring your camera or phone and learn the art of nature photography. This is a family friendly event and families are encouraged to attend together. 



    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Announcing Create & Take Days at the Nuveen Center. Once a month we will be offering an hour where children of all ages, with the supervision of an adult, can create anything they want. We will supply the materials, for $5 fee, and children can create anything to take home with them that day. This is a drop in class, no registration required. There will be no instruction, come when you can and stay as long as you would like. Let your little ones get creative!

    During June we will have collage materials out. Papers, glue, and sequins oh my! Come paste together a piece of art to take home with you. 


    • 06 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall


    Pottery Confessions

    Art can provide us with beauty or even inspiration in our daily life, but what role does functional art play? How does our lemonade pitcher or key bowl reflect our own stories? What secrets do these objects keep? Pottery confessions will display original and hand crafted pottery from our community members’ collections accompanied by a story of that piece and how it has had a significant role in their lives.  


    • 06 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Skateboards 

    This contemporary exhibit displays the work of adult and student artists in a new format, on skateboard decks. Come enjoy a colorful and unique exhibit centered around skateboard art.


    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Studio France

    1st-High school

    Our one week musical theater workshop is the perfect opportunity for students to try out their interest in musical theater without committing to an entire show. This year students will learn "Seize the Day" From Newsies. The workshop is Monday through Friday from 4-7PM with a small showcase Friday at 6:30. Students will spend the first part of the class learning the music and the second half learning blocking and choreography. The cost is $50 and students do not need to audition. 

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fetch Brewing Co. 100 W. Colby St, Whitehall

    Find out how to better use the camera you carry with you all the time — your Phone! Award winning photographer Jay Luptak will walk you through the basics of how to take a great photo with your mobile phone. She will also reveal her favorite apps for color correction, cropping, and other image adjustments. 


    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 13 Aug 2017
    • ACWL

    Festival Pass $120
    -Discounted price when purchased together​
    ​-Does not include the Wheaton’s Home Concert or the  Gala Dinner at the Book Nook & Java Shop
    -All other events are included

    Tickets go on sale June 1, 2017


    Included in the Festival Pass is:

    Jazz at the Swan $15
    July 15, 2017
    Band: Tom Hagen Trio
    White Swan Inn
    303 S. Mears, Whitehall
      
    Cocoa Cottage B & B $30
    August 3, 2017
    Performers: Folias – flute, guitar
    223 S. Mears, Whitehall
     
    The VanderHagen’s Home Concert $40
    August 4, 2017
    Performers: William Watson – tenor, Tracy Watson - mezzo-soprano, Teresa Kang - piano
    Address TBA when attendance is confirmed
     
    Avalon – 3 concerts $30
    August 5
    August 9 with Elizando Garcia-Montoya - clarinet
    August 12
    Lebanon Lutheran
    110 S. Mears, Whitehall
     
    Organ & Trumpet $20
    August 7, 2017
    Performers: Barbara Butler & Charlie Geyer – trumpet, Thomas Wikman - organ
    Central United Methodist
    1011 Second St.

    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Duck Lake State Park

    Join Jay Luptak, award winning fine art photographer, for Creative Nature Photography and gain insights on how to create rich, dramatic images that let you enjoy more time outdoors. We will gather at the main parking lot of Duck Lake State Park to begin our adventure. 

    In Western Michigan we are very fortunate to be surrounded by the beauty of nature. Nature and landscape photography is a powerful way to connect with your environment and deeply experience that beauty. In this class we will discuss how to use the tools at your disposal and train your eye to capture the shot that conveys your personal connection to the world around you.

    Several obstacles stand in the way of taking a photograph that reflects your experience in nature. We will consider gear choices, complicated questions regarding camera settings and challenging environments to name a few. Whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer this class will help you take your nature and landscape photography to the next level.


    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • 303 S. Mears, Whitehall

    Ron and Cathy Russell, owners of The White Swan in Whitehall, will host the Arts Council of White Lake’s “Jazz at the Swan” on Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. This special backyard event will feature the Tom Hagen Trio and is a benefit for the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival.

    The White Swan Inn is located at 303 S. Mears in Whitehall, Michigan.

    Tickets are only $15 and includes wine and light hors d`oeuvres. A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Arts Council of White Lake (106 E. Colby St), the Book Nook & Java Shop (8726 Ferry St. Montague 231-894-5333), the White Swan Inn (303 S. Mears) and on-line at www.artswhitelake.org 

    All proceeds will go to help underwrite the cost of the 2017 White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3-13. More information about the Festival, including a full schedule, is available at whitelakechambermusicfestival.com.


    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    3rd-7th Grade

    $25

    Taught By Linda Busse and Kathy Rogers

    Learn the technique of traditional loom beading duringthis three day class. Meet with our local artists on July 17,19, and 20 from 12-2 pm



    • 18 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    $10

    4-8 years old 

    6-7 pm

    Create art using natural material and be inspired by the world around us. Chelsea Zolbe will lead our young students in an interactive class that encourages them to be explorers. 

    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pub One Eleven

    Enjoy drinks at Pub One Eleven while you paint your own piece of art at Cocktails and Canvas. The cost is $30 per person and will cover all of your art supplies. 


    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St.

    5th Grade and up

    Taught by Forrest Hanson

    $10



    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Announcing Create & Take Days at the Nuveen Center. Once a month we will be offering an hour where children of all ages, with the supervision of an adult, can create anything they want. We will supply the materials, for $5 fee, and children can create anything to take home with them that day. This is a drop in class, no registration required. There will be no instruction, come when you can and stay as long as you would like. Let your little ones get creative!

    During the month of July we will have a range of 3d materials that you can use to build your own found object sculpture. 


    • 01 Aug 2017
    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center;106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    $10

    3rd-6th Grade

    Taught by Jenna Swartz

    Learn to look at the world through the lens of a camera. Students will explore photography will professional artist, Jenna Swartz. 

    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 13 Aug 2017
    • White Lake area and Muskegon

    The White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present a stunning 8th season, bringing exceptional performances and great classical music to West Michigan! From August 3 – 13, local, national, and international performers will present more than 30 concerts and events in just 10 days throughout the White Lake area and Muskegon. We hope to broaden awareness, education, and a spirit of community through the experience of great classical music!  

    For detailed information, please visit www.whitelakechambermusicfestival.com

    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Tales & Fables

    Ten local artists were asked to create a new piece inspired by a tale of fable. Come experience a new outlook on the stories you know so well in each artist’s visual representation on display at the Nuveen Center. 

    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Cocoa Cottage Bed & Breakfast
    • 60

    The Cocoa Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Whitehall is rolling out the red carpet to host a wonderful backyard concert featuring the Folias Duo: Carmen Maret, flute and Andrew Bergeron, guitar.

    This 7:30 p.m. concert is the kickoff to the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3 - 13. 

    A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Arts Council of White Lake Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St, the Book Nook & Java Shop, 8726 Ferry St. Montague 231-894-5333, and at artswhitelake.org.

    More information may be found at www.whitelakechambermusicfestival.com.




    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • The VanderHagens

    The White Lake Chamber Music Festival kicks off its 8th season with a "Music with Friends" concert on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the beautiful Lake Michigan home of Gary and Linda VanderHagen.  Featured performers will be William Watson, tenor; Tracy Watson, mezzo-soprano; and Teresa Kang, piano.

    This wonderful concert will be a perfect opening to the Arts Council of White Lake’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3 – 13. The in-home concerts are among festival favorites, providing a more intimate and up close experience for the concert goer. Food and drink are also an important part of the evening. Home concerts are all open to the public.

    Tickets are $40 and include wine, hors d`oeuvres, coffee and desserts. A limited number of tickets are available in advance only at the Book Nook & Java Shop (8726 Ferry St., Montague 231-894-5333), the Arts Council of White Lake (106. E. Colby St., Whitehall, 231-893-2524) or at www.artswhitelake.org.

    All proceeds will go to help underwrite the 2017 Festival. More information about the Festival, including a full schedule, is available at whitelakechambermusicfestival.com.

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    Arts Council of White Lake has a near 30 year history of high-quality artistic achievement and programming. The Arts Council serves to encourage, initiate and facilitate an enriched artistic, cultural and creative environment throughout the White Lake community.

    For more information and a list of upcoming events, call (231) 893-2524 or visit us online at artswhitelake.org or www.whitelakechambermusicfestival.com.


    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
    • Book Nook and Java Shop
    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    Bob Swan, retired violist of the Chicago Symphony and current board member of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, will give an exciting overview of this year's festival on August 5 at 4:30 pm at the Book Nook and Java Shop in Montague. If you can't make everything, this would be a great starting place to acquaint yourself with all of the many wonderful choices that you have to choose from. 

    The Festival is truly a unique, collaborative, community event. Local churches and businesses continue to take part and graciously host performances and most events are free of charge. In only seven years, nearly 200 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals have been held. Audiences continue to grow and come from greater distances, making the Festival and our area a vacation destination.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lebanon Lutheran Church, Whitehall

    Avalon String Quartet to Present Three Concerts of Chamber Music

    The renowned Avalon String Quartet returns to the White Lake area for the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Three concerts will be presented on Saturday, August 5, Wednesday, August 9, and Saturday, August 12. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at Lebanon Lutheran Church (1101 S. Mears). 

    Joining Avalon on Saturday, August 12, will be Chicago clarinetist Elizandro Garcia-Montoya performing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op.115. 

    Tickets for each concert are only $10 and are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop, (8726 Ferry St., Montague, 231-894-5333), the Arts Council’s Nuveen Center,(106 E. Colby St., Whitehall), or on-line at artswhitelake.org

    The Avalon String Quartet is one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles.

    Members of the quartet are Blaise Magniere - violin, Marie Wang - violin, Anthony Devroye - viola, and Cheng-Hou Lee -cello.

    Many other excited events will take place during this year’s festival.

    These exciting concerts are part of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3-13. Now in its 8th year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s festival will again comprise a wide variety of exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Most events are free.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.

     

    • 06 Aug 2017
    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd Street, Muskegon


    Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer ("Barb and Charlie") will be in West Michigan on August 6 and 7, 2017. This is presented by the world class White Lake Chamber Music Festival!!!  

    Widely acclaimed and considered among the best in the world, they will spend two days teaching and performing in Muskegon, Michigan

    Currently at Rice University, they formerly taught at Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music.                          

    This is a rare opportunity to hear and learn from these amazing trumpet artists!!

    Open Rehearsal 

    Sunday, August 6, 12:00 - 2 p.m.

    Barb & Charlie will rehearse with organist Thomas Wikman for their Monday concert. Watch and glean from some of the best!

    Master Class

    Sunday, August 6, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


    $35.00 pre-registration by July 28 or $40.00 at the door. This covers both the open rehearsal and the master class.


     Concert:

    Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer, trumpet

    Thomas Wikman, organ

    Monday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.

    Admission $20  

    *  All events at Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd Street, Muskegon

    * Contact Pamela Smitter [p.smitter@icloud.com] for more information

    * Register on-line at www.artswhitelake.org/trumpetmasterclass


    • 06 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Book Nook & Java Shop

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    Free Salon Concerts are among the many highlights of the week. Great talent will be featured daily at 4:30 p.m. at the Book Nook and Java Shop. On Saturday, August 6, soprano Andrea Holliday will perform. Other guest artists include a cello duo, Avalon’s Cheng-Hou Lee and his wife, Anna Sanders Lee; 4 Hand Piano, Bryan Uecker and Steve Thielman; 5th House Ensemble; and much more.

    The Festival is truly a unique, collaborative, community event. Local churches and businesses continue to take part and graciously host performances and most events are free of charge. In only seven years, nearly 200 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals have been held. Audiences continue to grow and come from greater distances, making the Festival and our area a vacation destination.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 06 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Ferry Memorial Church, Montague, acwl event, mpa

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    On Sunday, August 6, Holland performers Andrew Le, piano; Jenny Walvoord, violin; and Alicia Eppinga, cello, will delight the White Lake area. Jennifer and Andrew are the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck and perform regularly throughout the West Michigan region.

     The Festival is truly a unique, collaborative, community event. Local churches and businesses continue to take part and graciously host performances and most events are free of charge. In only seven years, nearly 200 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals have been held. Audiences continue to grow and come from greater distances, making the Festival and our area a vacation destination.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Book Nook and Java Shop, Montague

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    Free Salon Concerts are among the many highlights of the week. Great talent will be featured daily at 4:30 p.m. at the Book Nook and Java Shop. On Monday, August 7, the Lee Cello Duo will perform; Avalon’s Cheng-Hou Lee and his wife, Anna Sanders Lee; Other guest artists include will 4 Hand Piano, Bryan Uecker and Steve Thielman; 5th House Ensemble; Andrea Holliday, sporano, and much more.

    The Festival is truly a unique, collaborative, community event. Local churches and businesses continue to take part and graciously host performances and most events are free of charge. In only seven years, nearly 200 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals have been held. Audiences continue to grow and come from greater distances, making the Festival and our area a vacation destination.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    Additional details and biographies may be found at www.whitelake chambermusicfestival.com

    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Central Methodist Church, Muskegon

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    On Monday, August 7, acclaimed trumpet artists and teachers, Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, will join organist Thomas Wikman for a concert that has been performed by this trio world-wide!

    The Festival is truly a unique, collaborative, community event. Local churches and businesses continue to take part and graciously host performances and most events are free of charge. In only seven years, nearly 200 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals have been held. Audiences continue to grow and come from greater distances, making the Festival and our area a vacation destination.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • White Lake Community Library

    Free Concerts for Children During the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival

    Fun, educational events for children will be presented by the Arts Council of White Lake Music as part of the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival on Tuesday, August 8  

    This designated "Youth Day" on August 8 will feature three special events:

    • At 11 am "Ice Cream & Chamber Music", a concert for children of all ages, will feature percussionist Bill Vits. An instrument petting zoo will follow the performance at the White Lake Community Library, 3900 White Lake Dr., Whitehall.
    • The 4:30 pm Salon Concert will feature past winners of our 2017 Young Artists Solo Competition which attracts college age musicians statewide and beyond.
    • Ending the Youth Day at 5:30 pm will be a unique "Popsicles and Performers" Children's Recital featuring young musicians performing at what is usually a packed house of parents, grandparents, and community members at the Book Nook and Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St. in Montague. Popsicles will be given to all children performing or attending.

    Performances by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many other highlights of this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival to be held August 3-13, 2017. Now in its eighth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s festival will again comprise a wide variety of exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Most events are free.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.

     


    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall, MI

    $10

    7th-12th Grade

    Taught by Cat Jackson

    Come turn your selfie into art!  Use different techniques to artify your pic and take home a beautiful self portrait like artists have been doing since the dawn of time.  All materials provided. 

    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Book Nook and Java Shop

    Free Concerts for Children During the 8th annual 

    White Lake Chamber Music Festival

    Fun, educational events for children will be presented by the Arts Council of White Lake Music as part of the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival on Tuesday, August 8  

    This designated "Youth Day" on August 8 will feature three special events:

    • At 11 am "Ice Cream & Chamber Music", a concert for children of all ages, will feature percussionist Bill Vits. An instrument petting zoo will follow the performance at the White Lake Community Library, 3900 White Lake Dr., Whitehall.
    • The 4:30 pm Salon Concert will feature past winners of our 2017 Young Artists Solo Competition which attracts college age musicians statewide and beyond.
    • Ending the Youth Day at 5:30 pm will be a unique "Popsicles and Performers" Children's Recital featuring young musicians performing at what is usually a packed house of parents, grandparents, and community members at the Book Nook and Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St. in Montague. Popsicles will be given to all children performing or attending.

    Performances by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many other highlights of this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival to be held August 3-13, 2017. Now in its eighth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s festival will again comprise a wide variety of exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Most events are free.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.

    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Book Nook and Java Shop

                     Free Concerts for Children During the 8th annual                   White Lake Chamber Music Festival

    Fun, educational events for children will be presented by the Arts Council of White Lake Music as part of the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival on Tuesday, August 8  

    This designated "Youth Day" on August 8 will feature three special events:

    ·         At 11 am "Ice Cream & Chamber Music", a concert for children of all ages, will feature percussionist Bill Vits. An instrument petting zoo will follow the performance at the White Lake Community Library, 3900 White Lake Dr., Whitehall.

    ·         The 4:30 pm Salon Concert will feature past winners of our 2017 Young Artists Solo Competition which attracts college age musicians statewide and beyond.

    ·         Ending the Youth Day at 5:30 pm will be a unique "Popsicles and Performers" Children's Recital featuring young musicians performing at what is usually a packed house of parents, grandparents, and community members at the Book Nook and Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St. in Montague. Popsicles will be given to all children performing or attending.

    ·         Thursday, August 10 at 11am will feature an interactive concert by Erin Wang, cellist and music educator, at the Arts Council of White Lake’s Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby, Whitehall.

    Performances by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many other highlights of this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival to be held August 3-13, 2017. Now in its eighth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s festival will again comprise a wide variety of exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Most events are free.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 09 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Book Nook and Java Shop

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    Free Salon Concerts are among the many highlights of the week. Great talent will be featured daily at 4:30 p.m. at the Book Nook and Java Shop. On Wednesday, August 9, Steve Thielman and Bryan Uecker will perform a 4 Hand Piano Concert. Other guest artists include a cello duo, Avalon’s Cheng-Hou Lee and his wife, Anna Sanders Lee; soprano Andrea Holliday; 5th House Ensemble; and much more.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 09 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lebanon Lutheran Church, Whitehall

    The renowned Avalon String Quartet returns to the White Lake area for the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Three concerts will be presented on Saturday, August 5, Wednesday, August 9, and Saturday, August 12. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at Lebanon Lutheran Church (1101 S. Mears). 

    Joining Avalon on Saturday, August 12, will be Chicago clarinetist Elizandro Garcia-Montoya performing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op.115. 

    Tickets for each concert are only $10 and are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop, (‪8726 Ferry St.‬, Montague, 231-894-5333), the Arts Council’s Nuveen Center (‪106 E. Colby St., Whitehall‬), or on-line at‪ artswhitelake.org‬. 

    The Avalon String Quartet is one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles.

    Members of the quartet are Blaise Magniere - violin, Marie Wang - violin, Anthony Devroye - viola, and Cheng-Hou Lee -cello.

    Many other excited events will take place during this year’s festival.

    These exciting concerts are part of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3-13. Now in its 8th year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s festival will again comprise a wide variety of exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Most events are free.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.

     

     

    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • ACWL Nuveen Center

    Free Concerts for Children During the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival

    Fun, educational events for children will be presented by the Arts Council of White Lake Music as part of the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival on Tuesday, August 8  

    This designated "Youth Day" on August 8 will feature three special events:

    ·         At 11 am "Ice Cream & Chamber Music", a concert for children of all ages, will feature percussionist Bill Vits. An instrument petting zoo will follow the performance at the White Lake Community Library, 3900 White Lake Dr., Whitehall.

    ·         The 4:30 pm Salon Concert will feature past winners of our 2017 Young Artists Solo Competition which attracts college age musicians statewide and beyond.

    ·         Ending the Youth Day at 5:30 pm will be a unique "Popsicles and Performers" Children's Recital featuring young musicians performing at what is usually a packed house of parents, grandparents, and community members at the Book Nook and Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St. in Montague. Popsicles will be given to all children performing or attending.

    ·         Thursday, August 10 at 11am will feature an interactive concert by Erin Wang, cellist and music educator, at the Arts Council of White Lake’s Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby, Whitehall.

    Performances by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many other highlights of this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival to be held August 3-13, 2017. Now in its eighth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s festival will again comprise a wide variety of exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Most events are free.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Book Nook and Java Shop

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    Free Salon Concerts are among the many highlights of the week. Great talent will be featured daily at 4:30 p.m. at the Book Nook and Java Shop. On Thursday, August 10, the Vireo Piano Trio will perform featuring Michelle Vallier, violin; Erin Wang, cello; and Bryan Uecker, piano. Other guest artists for the festival include a cello duo, Avalon’s Cheng-Hou Lee and his wife, Anna Sanders Lee; soprano Andrea Holliday; 5th House Ensemble; 4 Hand Piano by Bryan Uecker and Steve Thielman; and much more.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.




    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Montague Methodist Church

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    Two performances will be presented by the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, a versatile and dynamic group praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse.” Performers are Grace Hong, oboe; ​Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; and Eric Heidbreder, bassoon. 

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Book Nook and Java Shop

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    Two performances will be presented by the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, a versatile and dynamic group praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse.” Performers are Grace Hong, oboe; ​Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; and Eric Heidbreder, bassoon. 

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.





    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Montague Methodist

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will, again, be among the many highlights.  Now in its eighth year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s Music Festival presents most events free to our community.

    Local, national, and international performers will come together in the White Lake area during this 10-day festival. The Chicago-based Avalon String Quartet returns as our Resident String Quartet, but with a new and added surprise - a special performance with Chicago clarinetist Elizandro Garcia-Montoya performing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op.115. Holland performers Andrew Le, piano; Jenny Walvoord, violin; and Alicia Eppinga, cello; and many more will delight audiences!

    Acclaimed trumpet artists and teachers, Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, will join organist Thomas Wikman for a concert that has been performed by this trio world-wide!

    Youth programming will be expanded this year to include four events:

    •        The popular educational concert at the White Lake Community Library featuring Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra’s Bill Vits, percussionist

    •        An opportunity for young musicians to perform

    •        A children’s concert at the Arts Council of White Lake’s Nuveen Center featuring educator and cellist, Erin Wang.

    •        A performance by the top three winners of the Young Artists College Solo Competition, giving the community a glimpse into Michigan’s top talent from the state’s universities and colleges.

    A "Music with Friends" concert will be held on Friday, August 4, at the beautiful home of Gary and Linda VanderHagen. Wine, cheese, and desserts will be served between musical sets. Performing will be William Watson, tenor; Tracy Watson, mezzo-soprano; and Teresa Kang, piano. Tickets are $40. 

    Two performances will be presented by the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, a versatile and dynamic group praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse.”

    A concert by the Festival Chamber Orchestra has become one of the festival’s favorites.  On Friday, August 11, Bach and other Baroque composers will be showcased in this program at the Montague United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. 

    Free Salon Concerts are among the many highlights of the week. Great talent will be featured daily at 4:30 p.m. at the Book Nook and Java Shop. Guest artists include a cello duo, Avalon’s Cheng-Hou Lee and his wife, Anna Sanders Lee; 4 Hand Piano, Bryan Uecker and Steve Thielman; 5th House Ensemble; and much more.

    The Festival is truly a unique, collaborative, community event. Local churches and businesses continue to take part and graciously host performances. In only seven years, nearly 200 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals have been held. Audiences continue to grow and come from greater distances, making the Festival and our area a vacation destination.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • ACWL Nuveen Center, White River Gallery

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    On Saturday, August 12, classical guitarist, Jeremy Verwys, will perform at the Arts Council of White Lake's Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby, Whitehall.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Book Nook & Java Shop

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights.

    Free Salon Concerts are among the many highlights of the week. Great talent will be featured daily at 4:30 p.m. at the Book Nook and Java Shop. On Saturday, August 12, the Watson Trio will perform featuring William Watson, tenor; Tracy Watson, mezzo-soprano; and Teresa Kang, piano. Other guest artists include a cello duo, Avalon’s Cheng-Hou Lee and his wife, Anna Sanders Lee; soprano Andrea Holliday; 5th House Ensemble; 4 Hand Piano by Bryan Uecker and Steve Thielman; the Vireo Piano Trio will perform featuring Michelle Vallier, violin; Erin Wang, cello; and Bryan Uecker, piano; and much more.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lebanon Lutheran Church

    Avalon String Quartet to Present Three Concerts of Chamber Music

    The renowned Avalon String Quartet returns to the White Lake area for the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Three concerts will be presented on Saturday, August 5, Wednesday, August 9, and Saturday, August 12. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at Lebanon Lutheran Church (1101 S. Mears). 

    Joining Avalon on Saturday, August 12, will be Chicago clarinetist Elizandro Garcia-Montoya performing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op.115. 

    Tickets for each concert are only $10 and are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop, (‪8726 Ferry St.‬, Montague, 231-894-5333), the Arts Council’s Nuveen Center (‪106 E. Colby St., Whitehall‬), or on-line at‪ artswhitelake.org‬. 

    The Avalon String Quartet is one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles.

    Members of the quartet are Blaise Magniere - violin, Marie Wang - violin, Anthony Devroye - viola, and Cheng-Hou Lee -cello.

    Many other excited events will take place during this year’s festival.

    These exciting concerts are part of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3-13. Now in its 8th year, the Arts Council of White Lake’s festival will again comprise a wide variety of exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. Most events are free.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.

    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Book Nook & Java Shop

    From August 3 to 13, this year’s White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present exceptional performances and events held throughout the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall.  Concerts given by the legendary Avalon String Quartet will be among the many highlights. 

    Wrapping up the festival will be a wonderful celebration and dinner at the Book Nook and Java Shop, with performer Michael Schaeffer, accordionist. The evening will have a French theme with great food, great music, and great friends! Reservations are required. Tickets are $50 and are available at the Book Nook and Java Shop.

    For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


    • 16 Aug 2017
    • 30 Aug 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Join Linda Busse for a three day class on pastels. All supplies included.

    $35

    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Announcing Create & Take Days at the Nuveen Center. Once a month we will be offering an hour where children of all ages, with the supervision of an adult, can create anything they want. We will supply the materials, for $5 fee, and children can create anything to take home with them that day. This is a drop in class, no registration required. There will be no instruction, come when you can and stay as long as you would like. Let your little ones get creative!

    During August we will have everything you need to draw. Pastels, pencils, markers and other fun materials. Come let your little ones work on their mark making. 


    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Flow: Mini Mukherjee

    Mini Mukherjee presents a collection of metal paintings that explore concepts of creative flow. Her work dives into “the marriage between art and technology through the craft of metalworking, told through the perspective of a millennial woman of color.”

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    All About Myself: Fall into the Arts 

    Celebrate our annual Fall into the Arts exhibit as you learn all about our local students. The exhibit serves as a fundraiser for local art programs. Come see how each school interprets the theme and gets their students thinking and making about themselves.


Past events

24 Jun 2017 Cookies and Canvas
23 Jun 2017 David Hall "Friends of the Festival" Home Concert at the Wheatons
20 Jun 2017 Fairytale Move and Groove
17 Jun 2017 Charlotte's Web-Saturday
17 Jun 2017 Attic Art Sale
16 Jun 2017 Charlotte's Web-Friday
16 Jun 2017 MEMBERS ONLY-Attic Art
15 Jun 2017 Charlotte's Web-Thursday
03 Jun 2017 Evening of Elegance
02 Jun 2017 Old-Fashioned Summer Party
01 Jun 2017 Blue Exhibition Opening Reception
30 May 2017 Meet Mark Singer
23 May 2017 West Michigan Junior Strings Spring Recital
22 May 2017 Wire Wrapping at Pub One Eleven
20 May 2017 Cookies and Canvas
10 May 2017 Take HeART Event: Fundraiser
09 May 2017 Acting and Movement
04 May 2017 Mosaic Shoe
04 May 2017 Jackson Pollock Painting
02 May 2017 Acrylic on Panel
26 Apr 2017 Wire Wrap Necklaces
22 Apr 2017 White Lake Young Artist Solo Competition
22 Apr 2017 White Lake Young Artist Solo Performance
22 Apr 2017 Cookies and Canvas
20 Apr 2017 Pot Party
20 Apr 2017 Watercolor
19 Apr 2017 Teen Open Studio
18 Apr 2017 Spring Necklace Craft
13 Apr 2017 Gypsy Schindler Artist Reception
13 Apr 2017 New Visions Opening Reception
12 Apr 2017 Take HeART Event: Fundraiser
11 Apr 2017 Favorite Poetry Event
06 Apr 2017 Poetry Reading
04 Apr 2017 Teen Poetry Workshop
04 Apr 2017 Growing Gardens
02 Apr 2017 FREE GVSU Chamber Orchestra Concert
28 Mar 2017 Arts Council of White Lake Presents Garrett Potter
27 Mar 2017 Charlotte's Web Auditions
25 Mar 2017 Billy McLaughlin Community Concert
25 Mar 2017 White Lake Guitar Festival 2017
18 Mar 2017 Cookies and Canvas
04 Mar 2017 Change of Seasons Reception
28 Feb 2017 Arts Council of White Lake Presents Artist Scott Mack
31 Jan 2017 Arts Council of White Lake Presents Chicago Symphony Violist Robert Swan
20 Jan 2017 Soiree Dinners at Cichetti's
09 Jan 2017 West Michigan Junior Strings Registration Open
13 Dec 2016 West Michigan Junior Strings Winter Recital
03 Dec 2016 The Nutcracker Ballet
30 Nov 2016 Holiday Shopping Event
19 Nov 2016 Youth Art Fair & Christmas Crafts Day
19 Nov 2016 Clara's Tea Party
27 Oct 2016 Earth, Wind, and Fire: Fall Into the Arts Exhibit
25 Oct 2016 Timothy Caldwell Presentation
08 Oct 2016 Fall Youth Art Fair
01 Oct 2016 Wizard of Oz Production: Compass Creative Residency
03 Sep 2016 Artisan Market: Art Fest
01 Sep 2016 Tales Untold: Kat Vanderweele Exhibit
26 Aug 2016 Fan Fun Raiser
19 Aug 2016 Artist-n- Beer
17 Aug 2016 Endowment Committee Meeting
11 Aug 2016 Artist & Beer Committee Meeting
10 Aug 2016 Avalon String Quartet in Concert
10 Aug 2016 Serendipity Recital: Sonatas Performed by Members of the Thoreau Trio
10 Aug 2016 Cocoa Cottage Recital: Trinergy - Bryan Uecker, Adrienne (violin), and Miriam (piano)
09 Aug 2016 "Popsicles and Performers" Children's Recital
09 Aug 2016 Serendipity Recital: White Lake Solo Competition Winners, Morgan Mitteer (trumpet), Anna Nordmoe (violin)
09 Aug 2016 Youth Day: Children's Concert featuring Erin Wang (cello, educator), Instrument Petting Zoo
08 Aug 2016 A Concert of Trumpet & Organ
08 Aug 2016 Serendipity Recital: Giustino Carrano Trio (bassoon, voice, piano)
07 Aug 2016 Concert: Thoreau Piano Trio
06 Aug 2016 Avalon String Quartet in Concert
06 Aug 2016 Serendipity Recital: Thomas Bacon & Brian Carter (French horn)
06 Aug 2016 French Horn Symposium Participants Showcase
06 Aug 2016 Artisan Market Art Fest
05 Aug 2016 Music with Friends at the home of John & Mary Loeks
05 Aug 2016 Outdoor Concert: French Horn Ensemble
04 Aug 2016 Faculty French Horn Recital
04 Aug 2016 White Lake French Horn Symposium
04 Aug 2016 White Lake Chamber Music Festival
02 Aug 2016 Pre-Festival Concert at the Block featuring the Thoreau Piano Trio
28 Jul 2016 Plein Air Exhibit: Our Town
16 Jul 2016 Jazz at the Swan
03 Jul 2016 Recital: Music & Mimosas - Bryan Uecker & Miriam (piano), Adrienne (violin)
02 Jul 2016 Artisan Market: Art Fest
30 Jun 2016 Micro: In the Abstract Exhibit
28 Jun 2016 Summer Concert Series
24 Jun 2016 Friends of the Festival Concert with Pablo Mahave-Veglia
16 Jun 2016 Nuveen Theater Presents Junie B. Jones
06 Jun 2016 Creating a Hotbed of Talent: What’s behind the Suzuki miracle?
04 Jun 2016 An Evening of Elegance
04 Jun 2016 Artisan Market: Art Fest
23 May 2016 West Michigan Junior Strings Spring Recital
05 May 2016 Candace Law Exhibit
28 Apr 2016 Spring Sip & Shop
23 Apr 2016 Howmet Playhouse Presents: Neil Jacobs Concert
23 Apr 2016 Guitar Festival
20 Apr 2016 Fundraising Committee Meeting-Artist & Beer
16 Apr 2016 ACWL Young Artist Solo Competition
29 Mar 2016 Buck Matthews Lecture
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