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The Center. Our Stories.

Welcome to the media center for the Midland Center for the Arts. A vibrant hub of stories, photos and content that illustrate the exciting activities and people that bring the arts, sciences and humanities to life in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

To learn more about the Center, arrange a media interview or obtain event specific imagery, please contact Alex Woody, Marketing Coordinator at woody@midlandcenter.org.

Recent Stories

student molding clay in studio school

Midland Center for the Arts Announces 2020 Winter Adult Classes

Behind the brick lobby walls as you enter the Midland Center for the Arts, one can find a world of opportunities in the studio spaces designed for education and collaborative work space. From studio spaces to build clay creations to the tools that craft custom jewelry, and even a darkroom to develop film; the Center hosts a variety of unique studios for creatives to explore many artistic mediums with experience ranging from beginners to advanced.
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Jennifer Kanyo Elected to Board of Directors for the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility

Offering a welcoming environment for the programs and activities on the stage and in the museums at the Center for every patron is something the Center staff continually works to improve.
cast sitting on stage at the Lapin Agile

What Happens When Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso Walk Into a Bar?

Imagine if Albert Einstein had met Pablo Picasso, sat down at a local watering hole in 1904 and both disclosed what would soon become their most brilliant ideas. What would happen if these two struggling artists, geniuses you might say, shared tales and new discoveries? Welcome to the brilliant and witty writing of other legendary artist and playwright, Steve Martin.

girls dressing in costumes at theatre camp

Midland Center for the Arts Launches New Theatre Education Program

Midland Center for the Arts has launched a new educational program, Beginning Stages, to develop theatrical skills for youth with all levels of experience. As part of Center Stage Theatre, a community theatre company housed within the Center, Beginning Stages offers weekly educational workshops in performance and backstage skills for kids looking to explore the art of live theatre.

kids waiting for the balloon drop

Celebrate the New Year with the Entire Family

The biggest night of the year is approaching as we celebrate the start of 2020, and the Midland Center for the Arts is open for a special New Years Eve celebration for the entire family! The Museum of Science and Art will be open for special hours on Tuesday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission for museum members, $10 for adults and $7 for children.

Audiences attending a performance at the Center

Midland Center for the Arts Ranks Among Top Theatre Venues in the World

As Midland Center for the Arts quickly approaches its 50th anniversary next year, Center programs are seeing exciting growth. In its latest edition, Pollstar Magazine ranked the Center as one of the top theatre venues in the world based on ticket sales. Over the past few years, new programs highlighting shows and artists from around the world, as well as newly formulated community-produced events have contributed to the Center’s increasing audiences and growing notoriety within the arts industry.

men of music in performance

Men of Music Present a Christmas Concert with Sentimental Favorites (NEW)

The garland is hung and the Men of Music are rehearsing in preparation for the annual Christmas concert taking place at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The theme of this year, How Great Our Joy, will include Christmas carols and holiday songs that appeal to audiences of all ages.
boy playing in the Forever Forest

Explore the Wilderness this Holiday Break

Don’t just sit inside this holiday season while your students are home for the holiday break, go outside and explore the wilderness. At the Midland Center for the Arts, they are bringing creativity and imagination to families looking to explore Midland history through the current exhibit, Forever Forest.