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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 Josh Holliday, Communications and Public Relations Manager at [email protected]

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.
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.

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.
welcome sign at Bradley Home Holidays

Blue’s Christmas Village Returns to the Bradley Home Holidays

Starting at an early age, Blue C. M. Dingman dreamed of assembling her own Christmas village. “I’ve always loved villages, since the time I was little, watching them get assembled for department stores in holiday movies on our families black-and-white television set,” said Dingman, the artist behind Blue’s Christmas Village at the 1874 Bradley Home this December. What started as a childhood memory signifying the holiday season quickly grew into 102 hand-painted homes, storefronts, hospitals and even a cemetery.

Midland Center Welcomes New Historical Programs and Exhibitions Manager

The Midland Center for the Arts recently announced Jacob Huss as the new Historical Programs and Exhibitions Manager. Jacob was formerly the Assistant Curator for the Midland County Historical Society and a Museum Generalist for the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art.

Midland Center for the Arts presents PJ Masks Live!

Based on the top rated animated series, the live show features preschoolers’ favorite super heroes, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they embark on action-packed capers, solve mysteries and save the day from the night time baddies, all while learning valuable lessons. PJ Masks Live will delight both children and parents alike with its audience interaction and toe taping tunes that will be sure to have the little ones out of their seats and dancing in the aisles.

Che Apalache Visits Washington Elementary School in Bay City

On Monday morning you could hear the sound of students shuffling through the halls of Washington Elementary School as they approached the school gymnasium with excitement. In an effort to connect youth in the community with high quality performing arts experiences, the Midland Center for the Arts brought Latin American string band, Che Apalache, to the students in Bay City, Mich.

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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.

Midland Center for the Arts presents Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis, frontman of wildly-successful rock group Staind, turned No. 1 solo artist on the country charts, makes a stop at Midland Center for the Arts Feb. 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. as part of his nationwide Acoustic Songs & Stories Tour. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m., available online at midlandcenter.org, at the Center ticket office, or by calling 989-631-5930.

Midland Center for the Arts presents Josh Turner

Josh Turner, one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers, makes a stop at Midland Center for the Arts March 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., available online at midlandcenter.org, at the Center ticket office, or by calling 989-631-8250.