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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

New Winter Festival Comes to Midland Center for the Arts

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly upon us and Midland Center for the Arts has planned a new holiday festival for families to celebrate and find joy during a socially distanced event Dec. 12 - 13. The Winter Festival will feature a one-way exploration through the Center with festive art, science and history activities for people of all ages.

Midland Center Invites Witches, Warlocks & Families for Socially Distanced Halloween Day Celebration

Families all around the region are contemplating what to do for Halloween this year, navigating what opportunities are safe and responsible in the time of an international pandemic. Midland Center for the Arts is helping to create the perfect opportunity where safety is a top priority. People of all ages will get dressed in their best costumes on October 31 for the Halloween Bash, an outdoor socially distanced celebration in front of the Center for the Arts.

Midland Actress, Director and Volunteer Honored with National Community Theatre Award

Winning a Tony Award is the icing on the cake for Broadway stars, as is an Academy Award to a movie actor or a GRAMMY to a musician. These prestigious awards symbolize hard work, sleepless nights, dozens upon dozens of auditions and demos, a few tears shed and dedication to a profession they love. While these award shows garner millions of viewers every year, there’s another award deep within the theatre world that means just as much and celebrates the contributions of incredible volunteers in community theatre.

Midland Community Garden Brings Hope to People in Need

The start of the new decade hasn’t been easy for anyone, but it’s given us a new perspective, brought people together and forced us to slow down and rest. While the latter is positive for people who have been on-the-go for years, volunteers in the performing arts community are struggling. 

Midland Center Connects Broadway Stars with Aspiring Actors

While sitting in a cushioned, yet often tightly squeezed chair, we all adore the talents of the many actors, singers and dancers who grace the stage at our favorite theaters. Stages all around the world often presents performers with both naturally gifted talents as well as those that are highly trained. Each performer finds their gifts and skills one way or the other, but it is no secret that there is significantly more talent than roles that often exist in the professional space for aspiring Tony Award winners. Yet, the most talented actors and singers often credit community theatre and voice lessons with developing them into the performer they are today.

Midland Youth Participate in Summer Camp from Home

Summer is often defined by sunny days lounging by the pool, a barbeque with friends, day trips to the zoo and for many in Midland, a week-long of exploration at Midland Center for the Arts for Summer Camp. However, COVID-19 and the aftermath of the recent flood has made it look a bit different this year. With most summer activities and in-person gatherings on pause until further notice, people have been forced to slow down and find creative ways to stay connected. For parents with young children, it wouldn’t be surprising if they’ve already maxed out on activities to keep their kids entertained.

Midland Center for the Arts Hosts Outdoor Summer Concert

It’s been three months since Midland Center for the Arts ceased performances in its theaters. Since this time, the Center has anxiously anticipated a day when they could bring people together again to enjoy one another’s company while celebrating the creativity of live performing arts experiences. “We are thrilled that this day is finally here as we enjoy the beautiful Michigan summer and our first outdoor concert featuring Michigan’s very own Joshua Davis,” said Terri Trotter, President & CEO.

We Are Repositioning for the Future

We are looking to the future – working to ensure our long-term sustainability through the COVID-19 pandemic and envisioning the time when patrons can come back to experience captivating performances on our stages.

Midland Center Gets REEL with MATRIX:MIDLAND Cinema Talk

While we continue to gather around our televisions and electronic devices, binging the latest films and television series on the suite of online streaming services, Midland Center for the Arts announces an opportunity to participate in a social experience around the Academy Award nominated film, Arrival. President & CEO, Terri Trotter will lead the discussion alongside her daughter, Allie Trotter-Wright as the film explores the complexities and intersections of communication, trust and time with the overarching theme of a mother’s love for her daughter and the gift of life itself.

Midland Center Hosts Discussion on Social Injustice

Composer Joel Thompson’s work exposes the painful realities of life in the United States for men and women of color. His powerful multi-movement choral work “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” is a timely, visceral and moving piece that speaks to racial inequities and violence against people of color. The work features the words of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, and John Crawford. These seven African-American men were each killed by police or other authority figures.