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 It’s time to prepare yoArtfest 55ur entry for the 7th annual Artfest 55 festival! If you are between 55 and 105, it’s time to pick up your paint brushes, tune the strings on your guitar or put pen to paper.  Creative 360 is seeking original, imaginative art (visual, performing, and written word) to be read, performed, and displayed.  Link to more information and entry forms.

Give Local Midland LogoCreative 360 is excited to participate in Give Local Midland, a 24-hour online giving event! We wish other participating nonprofits across our region success on Tuesday, May 3!

Upcoming Events

Yes We Can! Remembering Mother Tea
Dates: 05/03/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mom TeapotJoin Linda Z. Smith and Karen Gruber for this special memorable tea where we will be remembering and honoring our mothers. Bring your mother if possible, otherwise, bring photos and mementos. Enjoy poetry, songs, and remembrances, with assorted teas served from Karen’s fantastic collection of teapots.

Tuesday, May 3 – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. $8 (RSVP required by April 27. Space is limited.)

Big Magic II - Persistence
Dates: 05/04/2016, Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Big Magic Book by E. Gilbert(Big Magic I: Book Study is not a pre-requisite, but you may want to read the book by Elizabeth Gilbert first.) Let’s use and apply our new-found courage and enchantment! We will give ourselves permission to try some fun creative projects in different areas of the arts. Let’s trust that our genius will show up for class. We can create Big Magic together! This is a class for those who want to get their ideas into expressive form. Four weeks filled with a variety of ways to stir up the creative energy you were born with. Join in the fun of discovering what your creativity can teach you about yourself. With Cherie Marks and JoAnn Pobocik. Pre-register by 5/2.  Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 / 12:30 – 2:30 pm / $45 ($3 cash/check discount)

Improvisation For Fun (and for Life)
Dates: 05/05/2016, Times: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Improv 4 FunImprovisational comedy is for everyone! It can help you learn to communicate more effectively, let go of fear, and have fun! You don’t have to “be funny” or have stage or comedy experience, but if you do, you’ll still learn something new you can add to your library of experiences. We will review the basic tenets of improv, work on skills in communication and play games. We’ll help you check your fear at the door and bring something fun and new to your life! Any experience level welcomed, especially beginners! With Jen Ciolino, who began her improv journey in several theaters in Chicago including Second City, Laugh Out Loud, Theatre Momentum, and Gorilla Tango. She has been part of two troupes performing in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Jen has led improv corporate training events. Please pre-register.
Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9 16, 23 / 6:00 – 8:30 pm / $85  (with cash/check discount)

Exhibit Opening Reception: The Art of Friends
Dates: 05/05/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Creative 360 Art of Friends ExhibitCome enjoy the work of four exceptional artists – Sue Ellison, Kathy Jones, Kathleen Sullivan,  and Sally Young – who have also been friends for more than 20 years.  On exhibit through June 24.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 5, 7:00-8:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.

Kids & Canvas - Mother's Day Posies
Dates: 05/07/2016, Times: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mother's Day PosiesModeled after our popular Cocktails & Canvas event for adults, this gathering is specifically designed for children to experience a fun creative activity even if they “don’t do art!” We provide the materials and the instruction. Ursula Steckert will lead her charges through painting their own version of the featured painting. Pre-register, space is limited.
Saturdays / $20 each event
May 7 / 10:30 am -12:00 pm / Mother’s Day Posies (A wonderful gift!)
June 18 / 12:30 – 2:00 pm /Spout the Whale on 3-5×7 canvases!
July 16 / 10:30 am -12:00 pm / Prickly Pear Painted Rocks
August 13 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm / Animal Friends (choose one!)

Crafting With Your Peanut - Tie Dye T-shirts
Dates: 05/07/2016, Times: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

crafting with your peanut tie-dyeThis playtime is serious fun! Each month you and your peanut create and explore with different materials; everything from decoupage to plaster molds. This time, you will be tie-dying t-shirts! Please bring one t-shirt per peanut, preferably white and 100% cotton for best results.

This class is geared toward small children, but all ages are welcome. Our peanut gatherings are tailor-made for you and your little one to have some lovely time together. With Aaron Lodico Bond and his peanut. Please preregister. First Saturdays May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, Noon-1:00 pm.

$12 per Parent & Peanut preregistered/$17 drop in cash/check; $15 per Parent & Peanut preregistered/$20 drop-in debit/credit. ($6 each additional child within family.)

Painting With Your Peanut
Dates: 05/07/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Painting with your peanutSchedule some uninterrupted play time for you and your peanut! In this parent  and child  paint fest, free painting is encouraged. Our goal is to paint in a loosely structured environment focused on creative exploration. We will be ready with suggestions for any child that needs a little more of a challenge. Children must be old enough to hold a brush and not eat the paint. If you are uncertain about your child being ready, feel free to come and observe a class. This class is geared towards small children, but all ages are welcome. Paper and paints provided. You may choose to paint on an 11 x 14 canvas for an additional $3.50. Please let us know you are coming. With Aaron Bond and his peanut.  First Saturdays / 2:00 – 3:00 pm / Apr 2 , May 7, Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6,  $10 per Parent & Peanut or $12 at the door cash/check; $13 per Parent & Peanut or $16 at the door debit/credit. Each additional peanut within the same family is $6.

Moms: We've Still Got It! Revue
Dates: 05/07/2016, Times: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mons Diva RevueA diva review filled with thrilling songs and dances, incredible talent, and a bit of parental humor. Take a night out.  Laugh with us as we celebrate motherhood, strut our stuff as women, and rock the house as artists. Accompanist, Sara Taylor. Performers: Holly Booth, Melissa Bornemann, Laura Brigham, Sara Damude, Katrina Doud, Rita Gnida, Holly Jacobs, Jennifer Kennedy, April Millward, Kori Orlowski, Natalie Slawnyk, and Sarah Smith.  Special Guest Stars: Susie Polito, Jessie Wood and Carol Rumba. Cash bar.  Saturday, May 7 / 7:30 – 8:30 / $15 prepay, $18 at the door ($3 cash/check discount)

Henna - Artistry and Beauty
Dates: 05/09/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Henna at Creative 360Darlene Cyr will introduce you to the ancient art of henna: its sources, its use through the ages, and design variations from different traditions. You will practice techniques, and then create beautiful intricate designs on yourself. Pre-registration required.  Choose one or all three dates!  6:30 – 9:30 pm / $20, plus $8 materials per day (with cash/check discount)  Mon. May 9 / Thurs. June 2 / Tues. Aug.  9

Kripalu Yoga for Health and Well-Being - Tuesday Evenings
Dates: 05/10/2016, Times: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kripalu YogaKripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind, and spirit.  Have fun as you explore yoga postures that fit your body and meet your needs as you stretch and tone muscles, release tension, and improve balance.  Learn breathing techniques that will calm restless thoughts, improve concentration, and support mental clarity and confidence.  Each class ends with relaxation and meditation to integrate your practice on and off your mat. With Kripalu Yoga certified instructor, Ann Butzler (RYT200).
Tuesdays / 5:30 – 6:30 pm / May 3, 10, 17, 24 / $36, $10 drop-in with cash/check discount (Also on Thursdays / 9:00 – 10:30 am / May 5, 12, 19, 26 / $44, $12 drop-in)

“Yoga is a gift I give myself.”  ~ Patty Schmidt, Kripalu Yoga Student

For a complete list of coming events, go to our Events page.


Moms We've still got it revue

Moms: We’ve Still Got It! Revue May 7

Creative 360 hosts a cabaret-style evening of entertainment delivered by a bevy of local favorites. The audience will enjoy some of the area’s most talented moms as they sing, dance, and pepper in a bit of parental humor in this

Art of Friends Exhibition

Art of Friends Exhibit Opens Thursday

Creative 360 will host “The Art of Friends” exhibition beginning with an opening reception Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm. The exhibit features the work of four exceptional artists – Sue Ellison, Kathy Jones, Kathleen Sullivan and Sally Young –

Younce Guitar Duo

Younce Guitar Duo to Perform Saturday

Michigan’s father-son ensemble, the Younce Guitar Duo, will perform on Creative 360’s Gallery Stage on Saturday, April 30. An instrumental duo, Jerry Younce and his son, Ryan create intricate, flowing and rhythmic sonic weavings inspired by Latin, jazz and world music.

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Press Release: Reader’s Theatre Supports Pediatric Oncology

On Monday, April 18, 7- 8:30 pm, Creative 360 will host Starting Monday on the gallery stage. This reader’s theatre is based on the book of the same name written by Anne Commire. Tickets can be purchased in advance by

National Poetry Month

Midlanders Celebrate National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Creative 360 on Sunday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy poetry readings done by Midlanders of different ages, occupations and backgrounds who have accepted an invitation to read poems that are meaningful to them. Refreshments

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Creative 360 participates in Give Local Midland Event May 3

Midland Daily News recently featured an article announcing the upcoming Give Local Midland event. Creative 360 is one of 50 non-profits participating.  “On May 3, we’re inviting the entire community to donate to local endowment funds,” said Sharon Mortensen, MACF president


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