Holland Area Arts Council is Ready for Summer Fun

The Holland Area Arts Council is excited to offer a new series of summer camps for youth in grades K-7, beginning in June and concluding in August.  Camps offered are: The Amazing Coral Reef, Amish Life Quilting Camp, It Ain’t Easy Being Green, Eat With Your Eyes Cooking Camp, a Wizard of Oz themed camp, and Score and Slurry Clay Camp.  Registration is currently open.  Supporters of the Summer Camp Series include Haworth, Inc., Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Company, Next Creative, National Endowment for The Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

To help celebrate the Wizard of Oz Camp the Arts Council is collaborating with The Holland Area Visitors Bureau and The Oz Project. This is a collaborative community project spearheaded by the Holland Area Visitors Bureau and its partners, Holland in Bloom, Herrick District Library and the City of Holland.

So follow the yellow brick road and join us on Saturday, June 8 for a Summer Camp Kick-off Preview Party. Explore all 6 camps at once between 11:00am to 2:00pm.  The June 8th Kick Off Preview is only $35.00 per family.  For more detail about each camp and the Kick-off event see the web page at .

We are pleased to announce that Lori Gramer has moved into the team leadership role for the Council as Director. Gramer has served as the Region 4a Regranting Coordinator for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs through the Holland Area Arts for 17 years.  Lori has worn many hats at the HAAC and in the region as a professional non-profit consultant. In June, The National Endowment for the Arts is underwriting Gramer to attend Reframing the Landscape of Justice National Conference presented by California Lawyers for the Arts.  Artistic Director, Mary Sundstrom and Operations Director, Kailey Schroeder, will be attending The Americans for The Arts National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We are proud to announce underwriting from The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council Community Enhancement Program to provide expanded service through our ArtCarts participation with Ottawa County Department of Health summer meal program Meet Up and Eat Up. This is a wonderful program that brings together community partners to provide services in creative ways.

It is everyone’s pleasure to welcome SPINDANCE as the new second floor neighbor.  Lots of remodeling projects have been happening around the building and the place looks amazing!