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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 Alex Woody, Marketing Coordinator at woody@midlandcenter.org.

Recent Stories

Midland Symphony Orchestra to Perform a Work Fitting for the Opening Night Occasion

It is Opening Night, for an actual indoor performance, where families and couples will gather together, get dolled up and enjoy a night out with live music featuring the Midland Symphony Orchestra. An affair that many have waited for, where the buzzing and energy permeates through the Brick Lobby at Midland Center for the Arts, and audiences shuffle into the Auditorium for a shared artistic experience.

Midland Center for the Arts Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Just as It Began

It was May 1, 1971 and the Midland Symphony Orchestra and Choirs of the Center were joined together for the dedication concert of Midland Center for the Arts featuring “Prelude to Die Meistersinger” by Richard Wagner, “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber, and “The Promise of Living” by Aaron Copland. And 50 years later, to commemorate this dedication performance, Midland Center for the Arts will reflect on its history just as it began.

Midland County Historical Society Turns Back Time with Cemetery Tour of Sanford Civil War Veterans

In 1865, the American Civil War officially came to an end, the conclusion of a four-year battle over the status of slavery in the United States. Several of those civil war veterans that called Midland County their home are at the center of the upcoming guided Cemetery Tour on behalf of the Midland County Historical Society.

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.

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

Is your child a future scientist or engineer? Do they love mathematics and technology? Midland Center for the Arts is looking for young STEM students, grades kindergarten – 12th grade, to submit a project proposal for their annual STEM festival.

Explore Art, Science & History with Summer Camps at Midland Center for the Arts

It’s the start of spring, which can only mean that sunny days lounging by the pool, a barbeque with friends, and day trips to the zoo are just around the corner -- and for many families in Midland, it means an exciting week-long of exploration at Midland Center for the Arts for Summer Camps.

Students Learn About Latin Culture, Rhythms and Music in Classroom Concert Series with Midland Center

Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Sonia de los Santos was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom always says) and she can easily find the things in the world that bring her joy. Midland Center for the Arts is bringing smiles to the face of school children in the region and beyond with music and education opportunities for teachers with a new series of Virtual Matinees and Workshops while traditional field trips for most schools are restricted during the pandemic.

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 Center Partners with Camp Broadway to Bring Professional Artists into Virtual Classrooms in Michigan

While online learning continues to be a primary practice for many schools in Michigan, Midland Center for the Arts has forged a partnership with Camp Broadway to bring professional artists and Broadway stars into the classroom through virtual instruction.

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.