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RiverDays art fair logo Calling all artists, crafters, makers and creators! Groups and individuals are are invited to be part of the Creative 360 Art Fair at Midland’s Riverdays July 15-16 in Chippewassee park. More information and an application is available here or call Joannah at 989-837-1885.
Artshop ArtStop by the Express Yourself Artshop booth at the RiverDays Art Fair in Downtown Midland July 15 & 16. You’ll take home original art and help support a great program!

Hot fun in the summertimeCheck out all the options for summer camps and other programs for kids this summer!


Many Hearts. One Pulse.

Many Hearts. One Pulse. A Benefit for Orlando

Performers from across the Great Lakes Bay Region will gather at Creative 360 July 1 at 7:00 p.m. in response to the tragedy that occurred in Orlando on June 12. Many Hearts. One Pulse. is an event to raise donations

Midland Daily News

MDN: Reflection, growth, theme of Creative 360 event

Midland Daily News posted an article about our upcoming Environmental Expressions program with Roberta Lucas.  “Creative 360 is bringing Detroit’s Roberta Lucas to Midland Saturday, June 25 for a day of mindful movement, response to the season as a metaphor, and


Weekly Offerings

bead night

Bead Night

Create unique jewelry using beautiful beads to wear and to share. You may bring your own beads or use ours at an additional fee. Memory wire is provided. With Diana Bradley. Thursdays / 6:30– 8:30 pm – with your beads, $7 with ours cash or check – $1 extra for each project completed beyond one.

Vinyasa Yoga

Power Yoga Mondays

Join us for this Vinyasa practice that will challenge you as you combine focused breath with flowing poses that build in intensity. There will be music and creative sequencing. With RYT-400 Certified Instructor Shirley Hohman. Please let us know you are coming. Mondays, June 20—Aug. 29, 8:15 – 9:15 am OR 7:30 – 8:30 pm. $12 drop-in cash/check; $15 debit/credit


Tai Chi Mondays & Fridays

Tai Chi is known for its many health benefits for both body and mind and promotes an overall sense of well-being, vitality and inner calm. The gentle flowing movements encourage the letting go of stress and tension. Classes are taught in an open, friendly, non-competitive atmosphere with special attention given to learning the underlying principles of traditional Yang-style Tai Chi. With Dianna Cole. Please let us know you are coming. Mondays 6-7 pm; Fridays 10-11 am. $5 drop-in cash/check; $8 debit/credit card


Upcoming Events

ArtFest 55: A Festival Celebrating the Creativity of People 55 and Older
Dates: 06/30/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Artfest 55Join us for the 7th Annual Festival Celebrating Michigan’s Visual Artists, Writers, and Performing Artists  Aged 55 and over. Achievement in the arts can begin at any age; this festival features a juried art exhibit, a talent show and a creative writing competition — all with prizes. The exhibit opening, talent, and written word competition all take place on Thursday, June 30 / 6:30—9:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! There is no charge. Donations gratefully accepted.

The exhibit will be on display through August 28th and is free and open to the public.

Crafting With Your Peanut
Dates: 07/02/2016, Times: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This playtime is serious fun! Each month you and your peanut create and explore with different materials; everything from decoupage to plaster molds. 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 pre=register. $12 per Parent & Peanut or $17 drop in cash/check; $15 per Parent & Peanut or $20 drop-in debit/credit. ($6 each additional child within family.) First Saturdays May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, Noon-1:00 pm.

Painting With Your Peanut
Dates: 07/02/2016, 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.

SUMMER CAMP: Not Just Vanilla (Grades K-2)
Dates: 07/05/2016 - 07/08/2016, Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

k-2eYour child in kindergarten, first or second grade will enjoy our Not Just Vanilla Summer Camp designed just for them. They will experience all the “flavors” of the rainbow in fun and fast-moving interrelated arts activities that include art, sculpture, creative dance, drama, music and unforgettable stories. This camp is full. Please call 989-837-1885 to be added to the waitlist. 

With Linda Z. Smith July 5-8, 9-Noon $75 cash/check; $78 debit/credit.

Hands-on Art History - Assemblage, Collage & Photo Montage
Dates: 07/06/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

20th Century Artist CornellLooking at the works of 19th and 20th century artists: Joseph Cornell, Hannah Hoch, Louise Nevelson and many others, we will study the art of collage, photo montage and assemblage. These mediums are very forgiving and evolve incredibly with the use of a variety of materials. Emphasis will be placed on the principles and elements of design to create strong works with effective composition. With Cynthia Keefe, M.F.A. Materials list provided upon registration. Pre-registration required by 6/29.

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $150 (cash/check discount)

Andy Goldsworthy Workshop
Dates: 07/09/2016, Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Andy Goldsworthy creates extraordinary works of art all over the world using only the elements he finds in nature. We will emulate his work with an opportunity to see his work, sketch possible compositions,  an outdoor exploration to find materials, and construction and photographing the transient art we’ve created. With Cynthia Keefe. M.F.A.

Pre-registration required by July 6. Saturday, July 9 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm / $25 (cash/check discount)

SUMMER CAMP: Not Just Vanilla (Grades 3-6)
Dates: 07/11/2016 - 07/15/2016, Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

NJV Summer Camp 3-6In Creative 360’s Not Just Vanilla Summer Camps, your child will experience all the “flavors” of the rainbow in fun and fast-moving interrelated arts activities. Boys and girls entering 3rd through 6th grades will be led on an unforgettable odyssey using props, costumes, their own art creations, creative dance, and dramatics. Led by Creative 360 cofounder and Linda Z. Smith. Reserve your child’s space early. Bring a lunch. Snacks are provided.

July 11-15, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. $125 cash/check; $128 debit/credit.

Beginning Portrait Drawing
Dates: 07/11/2016, Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

portrait drawingDrawing a portrait is all about careful observation. In this class, you will learn the proportions of the face, placement of features, tools for subtle shading, how to draw hair and how to draw a complete portrait from a photograph using a grid. Some previous drawing experience required. Supply list given upon registration. With Cynthia Keefe, M.F.A. Pre-register by 7/6.

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm / $130 (with cash/check discount)

Jar Luminaries Workshop
Dates: 07/15/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

LuminariesJoin us for this fun evening and create your own radiant luminaries to enjoy during a relaxing evening or to give as gifts. Bring a cocktail and settle in for a sparkling evening. Everyone will take home two luminaries. All materials provided.  With Ronda Runyan.

Friday, July 15 / 7:00—8:30 pm / $25 (with cash/check discount)

Kids & Canvas - Prickly Pear Painted Rocks
Dates: 07/16/2016, Times: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Prickly Pear Painted RocksModeled 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. It’s like follow-the-leader in art! Ursula Steckert will lead her charges through the process where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting.  This time they will paint rocks to look like a cactus garden! Pre-registration is required. Saturday, July 16, 10:30 am – Noon $20 cash/check; $23 debit/credit.

July 16 / 10:30 am -12:00 pm / Prickly Pear Painted Rocks
August 13 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm / Animal Friends (choose one!)

T-Shirt Painting Workshop
Dates: 07/16/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paint a t-shirtDiana Bradley will lead you though this fun color-filled workshop where you will create your own unique wearable art! We will need your t-shirt size when registering. Please register by July 13th.

Saturday, July 16 / 2:00 – 4:00 pm / $15 (with cash/check discount)

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