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People of All Ages & Artistic Experience Encouraged to Submit Art for an Upcoming Exhibit at Midland Center for the Arts

2020 was a year like most generations have never seen before, it is just a fact. But ‘What’s Certain About Uncertainty’ is the question that Midland Center for the Arts is asking of the community. The upcoming exhibit, What’s Certain About Uncertainty, is a traveling exhibition featuring objects from the Greater Michigan area that focus on the pandemic, historic flood in Midland County, racial injustice, and other life altering events through the lens of our friends and neighbors.

Explore Life on Other Worlds with Midland Center’s Virtual Pass

They say a photo is worth a thousand words, and that is no exception for the imagery produced by National Geographic’s world-renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers, conservationists and adventurers. Midland Center for the Arts presents an evening of discussion and exploration of the behind-the-scenes stories and stunning imagery of National Geographic as part of the Virtual Pass on Jan. 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now by subscribing for the Virtual Pass at just $9.99/mo at midlandcenter.org or by calling the Center ticket office at 989-631-8250. families subscribed for the Virtual Pass will have access to this virtual event along with many others.

Midland County Historical Society Collects Stories and Experiences About the Community Through Oral History Project

The history of Midland County is important, for its residents, historians and future generations. Although we often think of history as only what remains from the past, whether that be stories, journals, photos, documents or artifacts, history is actually living in each moment of every day. The Midland County Historical Society preserves the county’s history by maintaining a collection of historical objects and documents, but they are also working to ensure the stories of our current experience are documented and preserved for future generations and historians.

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.