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

    • 09 Jan 2017
    • 23 May 2017
    • 106 E Colby


    West Michigan Junior Strings

    Announces Openings for Cello and Violin

     

    West Michigan Junior Strings registration for winter classes is now open and will run through January 11, 2017.

    Classes are open to students from 4 years old through high school who wish to study violin or cello. Classes start the week of January 9. Locations available are the White Lake area, Hart Middle School, and the Ludington Arts Center.

    Since 2009, the West Michigan Junior Strings has offered violin and cello instruction to students ages 4 to 18, using a creative blend of the Suzuki Method and traditional string pedagogy. It has grown into a program serving students in over three counties with highly-skilled and committed faculty who are dedicated to fostering Suzuki’s vision that “every child can.” Dr. Suzuki's philosophy embraces the idea that all children are born with musical ability which can be nurtured at an early age through their environment, listening, imitation, and by working closely with a parent at home.

    Focusing on creating a musically-nurturing environment, the Junior Strings reaches out to communities that have no existing string programs in the public schools. Students and parents meet with their instructor once a week for private lessons and monthly group classes, showcasing all progress at the end of the semester with a combined recital.

    The West Michigan Junior Strings is a program of the Arts Council of White Lake. For more information or to register, please contact Director Sondra Cross at 231-329-3056. All registration materials are available online at www.artswhitelake.org.


    • 20 Jan 2017
    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Cichetti Culinary Studio, 702 Holton Rd

    Soirée…

    An evening party or gathering, typically in a private place, for conversation or music.

                                                                            

    Arts Council of White Lake Music will host

    4 Soirees

    featuring fine food and wine, good company and

    conversation, along with a healthy portion of art and music.

    These special dinners will be held at the very elegant

    Cichetti Culinary Studio with super chef Jill Hansen.

    The small (12-16 people) gatherings will be the first

    to hear of the incredible offerings the

    White Lake Chamber Music Festival

    will present during the summer.


    Please choose one or all!

    January 20

    February 17

    March 17

    April 21


    Cichetti

    702 Holton Rd.

    N. Muskegon, MI 49445


    Individual menus available at

    cichettisalts.com and Facebook.

    Cash bar available

    $100 per person

    Dates are expected to fill up quickly 

    Reservations required two weeks in advance

    Jill Hansen 231.855.4118

    hansenjill@hotmail.com      cichettisalts.com

     


    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 28 Mar 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Howmet Playhouse, 304 E. Mears Ave. Whitehall 49461

    Calling all middle school and high school actors. Join us to audition for Charlotte's Web, which will be performed at the Howmet Playhouse on June 15,16 and 17. 


    Audition Information Download

    • 28 Mar 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • ACWL at the Nuveen Center

     Arts Council of White Lake Presents Garrett Potter

     

    The Arts Council of White Lake’s Music Presents Series for 2017 will feature three wonderful and engaging presenters! The last Tuesday of the month from January through March will showcase a wide variety of expertise and talent. March 28 will feature poet Garrett Potter.

    Garret Potter is the two time Ann Arbor Poetry Slam Champion, representing Michigan twice at the National Poetry Slam. He is a four time winner of the Portland Poetry Slam, a competitor in the 2012 and 2013 individual World Poetry Slams, and one of ten poets (the only US poet) selected for the 2014 Victoria Spoken Word Festival. With over 500 performances in over 190 venues across the United States, he has toured solo and alongside talk-music artists Listener and Spoken Nerd, folk artists Seth Martin and the Menders, and the folk-punk duo Destroy Nate Allen. He is the author of Without Reservation, New Book, and HIDE AND SEEK: A Poet's Memoir, as well as the audio poetry album "Context."​ An online experience of his work lives at www.garretpotter.com and http://garretpotter.bandcamp.com .

    Each 7 pm presentation will take place at Arts Council of White Lake at the Nuveen, 106 E. Colby St. in Whitehall. Admission is $5 at the door.

    For more information, please contact Director Sondra Cross at 231-329-3056 or visit us online at www.artswhitelake.org.


    • 02 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • United Methodist Church of Montague, 8555 Cook St.


    Free Concert

    Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra

     

    The Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert on Sunday, April 2, 2017. This presentation by the Arts Council of White Lake’s Chamber Music Festival will take place at the United Methodist Church of Montague, 8555 Cook St., at 7:30 PM.

    Performing with the orchestra will be faculty artist, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University. He will perform the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major.

    The Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra provides opportunity for outstanding members of the GVSU Symphony Orchestra to perform a variety of works written specifically for small ensembles. During May of 2013 the Chamber Orchestra performed three concerts in London, UK. 

    This free concert will also serve as an unveiling of the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival, running August 3 – 13, 2017. Free-will donations will be accepted and will go to help underwrite the 2017 Festival. More information about the Festival, including a full schedule, is available at www.whitelakechambermusicfestival.com.


    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whiteahall 49461

    Embrace spring in this fun class. You will be helping the Nuveen Center decorate our garden while making art for your own. 

    Pre-K - 2nd grade

    Taught by Forrest Hanson

    $10

    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    5th-12th Grade

    Students will explore famous poems and their own writing in this poetry workshop. They will prepare a piece to perform at a public poetry reading that  will take place after the last day of class, on Thursday April 6th, at 6 pm.

     


    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall, MI

    The Arts Council of White Lake is thrilled to present a poetry reading event at the Nuveen Center.

    Bring your poem and yourself to perform your chosen work for an audience. There will be a performance by area students followed by an open mic, where anyone from the community is welcome to perform. 

    We hope you will participate or just listen to our local poets at this free event. 

    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Book Nook & Java Shop
    In celebration of Poetry Month, Arts Council of White Lake Music Presents a Favorite Poetry Event on April 11 at 7pm. 

    The public is invited to share their favorite poem in the relaxing and welcoming atmosphere of the Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St., Montague.

    Host Foley Schuler will make the introductions and add his usual and much loved flair to this great first time event.

    Those wishing to participate may sign up at the Book Nook between 6:30-7pm, prior to the start of the event.

    There is no cost to participate and the public is invited to enjoy the wide variety of move loved poetry!

    • 12 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall


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

    New Visions

    Four local high schools will select two students from their graduating classes that have shown a passion and dedication for art during their school career. Learn about the artists of the future in this invitational exhibition that shows the work of our brightest young artists from Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Reeths-Puffer High School. 


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

    All are welcome to come to the Nuveen center to make a necklace inspired by spring.  All proceeds will go to supporting the Arts Council of White Lake.

     


    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 17 May 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Love art? Explore different mediums, with the guidance of a professional artist, as you meet new friends

    • 20 Apr 2017
    • 04 May 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    3rd Grade and Up

    $25

    Students will learn watercolor techniques with artist, Forrest Hanson.

    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    K-5th Grade 

    $15 

    Join Sarah Jane Fellini as you paint your very own painting on a canvas to take home with you that day. 

    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Ferry Memorial Church, 8637 Old Channel Trail


    The top ten of some of the best high school and college age musicians from music schools across the state will perform on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 1pm at Ferry Memorial Church, 8637 Old Channel Trail in Montague. Arts Council of White Lake's Young Artist Solo Competition will feature these young adults performing live with an accompanist. Awards totaling $1000 will be given to the top three winners based on the ruling of professional judges. The audience will also be able to vote and an additional $125 will be given to the audience favorite.

    Some of the universities represented during the preliminary round, held in March, were Western Michigan University, GVSU, Michigan State University, Adrian College, Oakland University, Central Michigan University, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Bowling Green State University.

    It is exciting to have young talented musicians from across the state come to the White Lake area to share their talents with the community. We have the privilege of encouraging them along their paths!


    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Ferry Memorial Church of Montague
    Registration is closed

    1st Place $500; 2nd Place $300; 3rd Place $200

    Preliminary Round: March 15, 2017

    Final Round: April 22, 2017


     \Eligibility (High School and College)

    Contestants must be under 25 years of age on April 22, 2017. The contest is open to vocalists, piano, brass, woodwind, and string instrumentalists.


    How to Enter

    · An entry fee of $27 is required through . This fee is non-refundable.

    · A link to Drop Box will be sent shortly after registering. All applicants must upload a music file/MP3 recording.

    · Applications received by March 15, 2017 will be considered.


    Audition Recording (Preliminary Round)

    The recording must feature the solo you will be performing at the Competition. For multiple movement works (i.e. concertos) you must select only one movement.

     

    Solo Performance Competition (Final Round)

    · Finalists will be selected and notified by April 1, 2017.

    · Finalists will compete against other finalists regardless of instrument.

    · Finalists will perform the solo/movement work they recorded in the preliminary recorded round.

    · The final round will be held at Ferry Memorial Church in Montague, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

    · Finalists will be given a 10 minute time slot for their performance.

    · If a finalist cannot be present at the competition, an alternate will be chosen from the Preliminary Round.

    · You must provide your own accompanist.

     

    Apply at http://artswhitelake.org/event-2385302

    For more info, please call 231-329-3056

    This competition is an event of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival



    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pub One Eleven, 111 W Colby St, Whitehall, MI 49461

     

    Grab a friend and a drink at Pub One Eleven as you learn to make your own wire wrap necklace. A variety of stones will be provided to choose from or you can bring your own. 

    $23

    • 04 May 2017
    • 25 May 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall
    Be inspired by Jackson Pollock as you learn more about the artist and create your own action art. 


    3rd Grade and up

    Taught by: Sara Jane Fellini

    $35

    • 04 May 2017
    • 05 May 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Taught by: Sharon Smithem 

    $35

    Mosaic shoes can be used as decoration or a planter. They make a fun addition for your garden. 

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    • 09 May 2017
    • 23 May 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    2nd-5th Grade 

    $30 

    Come try your hand at acting in this fun and interactive class. Students will play games as they practice movements and their theater skills. 

    • 10 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall


    • 20 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    K-5th

    $15

    Join Sarah Jane Fellini as you paint your very own painting on a canvas to take home with you that day. 

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

    Blue: Photography Exhibition


    Blue is all around us, from the sky to our lake. Be inspired by the color that brings us so much life in this year’s photography exhibit. Submit your favorite photograph that pays homage to the color blue. 

    • 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! 

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    K-5th

    $15

    Join Sarah Jane Fellini as you paint your very own painting on a canvas to take home with you that day. 

    • 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.


    • 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. 

    • 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

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
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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