Upcoming events

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • 15
    Register

    Mondays, September 17- October 29; 4:30-6 pm

    $15 material fee

    Ages 12+

    Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall


    Lend a hand in designing and creating a permanent sculpture in the White Lake community. Students will work with Amy and John Wilkinson, professional artist duo. They will learn techniques and skills in large scale installations and metal work. 

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 106 E Colby St
    • 14
    Register

    Students will learn skill of line drawing and watercolor to create a finished piece that will be apart of our Career in the Arts exhibit.

    Sponsored by the Lothmann Family Fund of Community Foundation for Muskegon County. 

    $15 

    September 24 & 25

    Ages: Middle School and High School Students

    4:30-6 pm



    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pub 111, 111 W Colby St
    • 8
    Register

    Enjoy drinks and friends while you paint a custom piece of your pet. When you register you will be asked to email a picture of your pet. This will be pre-drawn onto a canvas ready for finishing touches the day of the event. Images may be cropped to best fit the canvas. 

    Cost is $40

    A portion of the cost will be given to the Muskegon Humane Society! 

    There are only 25 spaces available so time is of the essence for this event!

    Email pictures to Nuveen@artswhitelake.org



    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center

    Calling all teachers and school staff! Join us for an appreciation day at the Nuveen Center. We will have light refreshments and a special discount for you. Shop to support local artists and find out more about how Nuveen can help your students. 

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 5
    Register

    Join as we venture together to Grand Rapids to take in the views of Art Prize. On September 28 a few cars will be leaving from the Nuveen Center in the morning and will return that evening. We are offering rides first come first serve. Register here for a donation of your choosing. If you are also willing to drive and give rides please call or email Nuveen@artswhitelake.org. Please only signup if you plan to attend! Space is limited. Donations will be collected day of. 


    September 28 Schedule

    9 am- Depart from the Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    10 am- Drop guest off at Fountain Street Church

    Guests are welcome to roam at their leisure. Staff members will be at the UICA at 11:30 and guests are welcome to meet them there to spend the day with the ACWL group. 

    5 pm- pick up at Fountain Street Church (same location as drop off)

    6 pm- arrive back at Nuveen Center

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center
    • 10
    Register

    Grades 2nd-8th

    $15 

    Grab a friend and come enjoy a snack and painting session. Students will create two canvases to show off their initials. There work will be ready to take home by the end of class. 


    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 106 E Colby St
    • 3
    Register

    Join us to create your own ring using a handmade bead and silver plated wire. No prior experience required.

    September 29th 

    4-6pm

    Ages: 14 & up

    Cost:$20



    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • 10
    Register

    October 1-5, 4:30-6:30 pm

    Ages: 12-18

    Cost: $25

    Join Casey Bemis in her studio to learn the art of metal work. You will learn the basics of cutting, texture, and making rivets to create a custom piece of art.

    Finished products will be displayed at our Career in the Arts exhibit.

    Sponsored by the Lothmann Family Fund of Community Foundation for Muskegon County. 




    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 106 E Colby St.
    • 1
    Register

    In this class students will learn about color theory, mixing of flow acrylic paints and two techniques to use in creating a paint-poured canvas. In the second class, students will learn how to finish and seal their painting.

    October 2 & 9 

    6-8 pm

    Ages:16+

    $25

    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St.

    Celebrate the work of Muskegon based artists Amy and John Wilkinson in our newest exhibit, NAME. The gallery is full of their whimsical creations that bring dream like dress forms and bears to life. Meet the artists at the public reception and lecture on October 4. Refreshments are provided by Fetch Brewing Co. and the Artist in Residence program is kindly funded by the White Lake Lothmann Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.


    Artists Bio

    John and Amy have worked as an artistic team since 1991, and have created a wide range of public, private, and commercial works of two- and three-dimensional art and installations, and have also been engaged in the performance arts through film, stage, television, and music.  Both are experienced in the art of presentation, education, and demonstration.

    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Nuveen Center
    • 5
    Register

    October 4, 6-7:30 pm
    Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St.
    $20
    Ages 16-adult

    Learn basic wrapping techniques while you make your own wire wrap necklace. Stones will be provided, but you can bring your own.

    Registration required. 



    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    October 5, 7-9 pm 

    Stop by The Book Nook and Java Shop to support the ACWL - Nuveen. 20% of all purchases will be donated back to support art programming. You will also see guest bartenders Chelsea Kirksey (ACWL - Nuveen director) and June Schmelzer (long-time ACWL - Nuveen supporter) working the event.


    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 106 E Colby St
    • 8
    Register

    Bring a friend and join us to make your own Macrame Plant Hanger. The majority of this class will be standing. 

    October 9 

    6 to 8 pm


    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pub One Eleven, 111 W Colby St
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Back by popular demand!

    Paint your own ceramic skull while enjoying your favorite beverage at Pub One Eleven.

    $30

    October 10, 2018 

    6-8pm

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E Colby
    • 10
    Register
    Pick a letter to bring to life with colors and designs. Letters are 12 in. tall. Please email your letter choice to Nuveen@artswhitelake.org


    $20

    October 12, 2018

    5-6:30PM 

    Ages:6+.


    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Salon, 110 N. 3rd St. Grand Haven
    • 24
    Register

    Skull Painting 

    at  The Salon, 110 N. 3rd St. Grand Haven

    12+ 

    $30 per person


    Grab a friend and join us for a skull painting party at The Salon in Grand Haven. Participants can bring beverages and food. 


    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • 106 E colby St
    • 14
    Register

    Our teacher, Linda Busse, has spent much of her life loving, riding, training, showing, drawing and painting horses.  In this class students will learn about the horse:  How it moves, its parts, and how to draw the horse's head and body.

    Ages 7-10 

    October 16,23,30, and November 6.

    4:30-5:30 pm 

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center. 106 E Colby St. Whitehall, MI 49461
    • 14
    Register

    Back by popular demand!

    Paint your own ceramic skull while enjoying your favorite beverage at the Nuveen Center.

    $30

    October 24, 2018 

    6-8pm

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center

    Fall Into The Arts

    October 23- November 10

    Our annual school exhibition is back. Students will submit their math inspired artwork. So break out the rulers and freshen up on your geometry. Embrace the colliding of two worlds in this exhibit.


    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 106 E Colby St
    • 6
    Register

    Ages 12+
    October 26, 6-8 pm
    $25


    Join us to learn the art of needle felting as you create your very own pumpkin. You will leave class with your finished product and your own supplies.


    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall, MI 49461
    • 6
    Register

    Pour Paint

    November 1

    6-8:30 pm

    Ages:12+

    Bring a friend and learn the fundamentals of acrylic pouring!

    Registration is required.





    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall, MI 49461
    • 8
    Register

    Pour Paint Intro

    November 15

    6-8:30 pm

    Ages:12+

    Bring a friend and learn the fundamentals of acrylic pouring!

    Registration is required.





    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E Colby St.

    Come support your local artist during the holiday walk! We have over 20 different vendors to make your Holiday shopping a breeze. 




    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center

    Stop by the Nuveen Center on November 17 from 11am-3pm to partake in free seasonal crafts for all ages

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall, MI 49461
    • 6
    Register

    Advanced Pour Paint 

    November 29

    6-8:30 pm

    Ages:12+

    Bring a friend and learn the fundamentals of acrylic pouring!

    Registration is required.





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