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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 Josh Holliday, Communications and Public Relations Manager at holliday@midlandcenter.org.

Recent Stories

Discover Little Microbes and Their Big Impact in New Exhibit

In a new pop-up exhibit that just opened at Midland Center for the Arts, the microscopic world of viruses, bacteria and other microbes are under review as patrons can discover what makes us sick and how we can combat these with various healthy living choices.

Remembering the Flood with Stories of Optimism and Resilience

On May 20, 2020, Terri Trotter recalls being able to take her first steps inside the Center’s flooded archives and historical campus in Midland County after the flood water had receded, and now one year later, Trotter will be joined by other community members to reflect upon and remember their personal experiences as a result of that devastating flood.

Summer Series of Live Music, Theatre and More Announced for the New Front Porch at Midland Center for the Arts

Continuing to fulfill their mission in the Summer of 2021 in creative ways, Midland Center for the Arts is excited to bring back even more live music, shows and entertainment as part of a new summer series.

Broadway Creative Team Seeks High School Students for Summer Production of GREASE at Midland Center

Well, this car is automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic, why it’s a star-studded lineup of Broadway creatives seeking the top high school talent to perform in a summer production of the hit mega-musical, GREASE! Auditions are now open for this staged production, designed to give professional-level experience and training to local rising stars, and offer artistic development for youth by working with a Broadway creative team with decades of professional experience from the Great White Way.

Summer Art Fair Returns to Downtown Midland June 2021

Nothing feels quite like summer like the sounds of live music echoing down the street, families stepping in and out of downtown businesses, and residents greeting with artists from around the State to purchase locally crafted items. That glimpse of summer is once again coming back to Downtown Midland for the annual Summer Art Fair, hosted by Midland Center for the Arts in support of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art.

Midland Center Seeks Young Scientists and Engineers to Participate in Inaugural STEM Festival

‘When I grow up, I want to be a…’ are the famous words of the young people around the world. They go to school, discover what they are passionate about, what they succeed in, and then dream of the career that best fits their interests. But, do all youth see themselves in a role where they can thrive and find success in the STEM field?

Midland County Historical Society Launches New Podcast

While embarking on a path of collecting over 100 oral history testimonials from residents of Midland County, the Midland County Historical Society has now launched a podcast to share these stories with the community. Originating from a grant received by Michigan Humanities, Midland In Our Own Words was launched and available on all podcast platforms for listening.

Celebrate Pi Day with STEM Activities at Midland Center

Celebrated all around the world, Pi Day on March 14th (3/14) isn’t just a day to dive into a delicious and fruity pie, but also a mathematical celebration. Midland Center for the Arts is celebrating this special occasion with families to explore science, participate in STEM demonstrations, and create art inspired by Pi.

Midland Center Opens New Mid-Century Modern Themed Bar & Lounge

More than 50 years ago an innovative and prolific architect used his vision and creativity to transform the world of architecture, energize the movement of Mid-Century Modern design, and leave a legacy of his work in the Midland community. Alden B. Dow, architect and philosopher behind the construction of Midland Center for the Arts, developed the region’s cultural destination for art, science and history exploration which finished construction in 1971.

Midland Area Community Foundation Awards COVID Relief Grant to Midland Center for the Arts

As the doors to the Auditorium at Midland Center for the Arts continue to remain closed as a result of the International pandemic, the community and local foundations have stepped forward to support Midland’s cultural destination while opportunities to draw in normal revenue are extremely limited. Thanks to the leadership of the Midland Area Community Foundation, Midland Center is the latest recipient of a COVID Relief grant in the amount of $30,000 for their focus area, Enriching our Community.