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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

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.
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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.

Midland Center Welcomes New Vice President of Marketing

Midland Center for the Arts recently announced the addition of Diane Willcox as the new Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Most recently the General Manager of Broadway in Tucson and Director of Operations/Strategic Marketing for UA Presents in Arizona, Willcox brings over 30 years of arts marketing and executive management experience in not-for-profit and for-profit presenting and producing performing arts organizations. She will begin her new position in Midland in mid-December.