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Enjoy your own garden plot in Creative 360's chemical-free community garden.

 

Our Second Hand Picasso annual sale happens every December just in time for holiday decorating and gifting.

 

Our annual fundraiser is October 6 11:30-1:00 at The Great Hall in Midland

 

Upcoming Events

Enjoy concerts, speaker forums, art exhibitions, tours, classes and workshops. For a complete list go to our Events page.

Art Happy Hour
Dates: 09/11/2015, Times: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Happy Hours at Creative 360Every 2nd Friday is Art Happy Hour at Creative 360. Come to make art. Come to make connections. No artistic ability needed. It’s like kindergarten for adults. Creative materials will be set out and you can play, meet new people and meet up with your friends. Fridays, September 11, October 9, November 13, & December 11. 5-6:00 pm  No charge. Drinks by donation.

Kids & Canvas: Gentleman Fox
Dates: 09/13/2015, Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Kids & Canvas at Creative 360Modeled 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. Please pre-register.

$20 cash or check; $23 credit or debit
Friday, Oct. 9 (P.D. Day Midland Schools) / 1:00 – 2:30 pm / Ghost
Saturday, Dec. 19 / 10:00 – 11:30 am / Rudolph (During Picasso Art Sale!)

John Pratt Mosaic House Tour
Dates: 09/13/2015, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tucked into a wooded lot, an intriguing little house, covered in brilliantly colored mosaic murals, has stories to tell. The creator of the murals, John Pratt, was an artist who in mid-life retreated into a lonely world of paranoid schizophrenia. Friends, fellow artists, counselors and neighbors encouraged his return to the more joyful and expressive world of art. In the process of piecing his life back together, John discovered that the exterior walls of his childhood home provided an ideal setting for a series of magnificent murals that represented his illness, his re-discovered zest for living, and his beliefs about tolerance and unconditional love.

Come hear the stories and take the opportunity to see John Pratt’s Mosaic House exactly as he created it! Join the scheduled Sundays, or schedule a tour with your own group. Public events are scheduled for the following Sundays at 2:00 pm: September 13 & October 11. $5

Call 989-837-1885 or email Joannah at Lodico@becreative360.org to sign up.

Improv4Fun presents Improv 4 Fun
Dates: 09/15/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Improv 4 FunCome see Midland’s newest and only improv comedy troupe in their debut performance.  Enjoy a comedy show created on the spot based on audience suggestions, in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway?  Almost any topic is fair game, so this night of hilarity is great for date night!  Adult content. September 15, 7-8:30 pm. $5 cash/check; $8 debit/credit

Labyrinth Workshop
Dates: 09/16/2015, Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Labyrinth Workshop at Creative 360To walk a labyrinth offers a way of seeing both the dynamics of the world around us, and the unique essence within ourselves. It can help us work through a challenge, find clarity in confusing times, meditate on a peaceful calm, or experience spiritual moments. Marilyn Whitworth Soules, a trained Veriditas Facilitator, will offer an introduction and prompts as you walk the labyrinth at Holy Family Episcopal Church. Bring a folding chair, blanket, and a journal. In the event of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 / 10:00 – 11:30 am / $5 cash or check; $8 credit or debit
Monday, Sept. 21 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm / $5 cash or check; $8 credit or debit
Monday, Oct. 5 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm / $5 cash or check; $8 credit or debit

Stained Glass Mosaic I
Dates: 09/16/2015, Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stained glass mosaicLearn to cut, mosaic, and grout stained glass pieces onto a picture frame. Bring an 8 x 10 wooden frame to the first class. Nancy will go over the mosaic process, show examples, provide a materials list, and you will decide on a design. With award-winning artist Nancy Gehrke. Wednesdays 6-6:30 pm on September 16, 6-8 pm on September 23, 30 / $60 cash/check; $63 debit/credit.  Note: Stained Glass Mosaic II begins October 14.

 

 

Cocktails & Canvas - September
Dates: 09/18/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Moonlit Branches

Moonlit Branches

You say you’re not an artist? Cocktails and Canvas is designed especially for you! Bring your favorite beverage and a few friends; we’ll provide everything else you need to create your painting – canvas, acrylic paints, brushes and the instruction. You will take home your own stretched canvas of the featured painting. Led by Ursula Steckert and Allise Noble. Prepare yourself for an evening of laughter and fun. Cocktails and Canvas events are a great girls’ night out and date night activity! They are also available for private or corporate groups. 7-9:00 pm. $35 cash/check; $38 debit/credit. Dow Chemical Wellness Center members receive special pricing.

Friday, October 9 – Set of 4 coasters (using alcohol inks or scrapbook with guest instructor Ronda Runyan-Spencer.)
Friday, October 23 – Choose Sunflower or Halloween Scream.
Friday, November 20 – Peacock
Friday, December 18 – Choose Grinchy Greetings or Christmas Forest

Check out the Kids & Canvas event in the children’s class list.

 

International Day of Peace Family Celebration
Dates: 09/20/2015, Times: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

International Day of Peace

A wide variety of activities will be provided for youth including: peace crafts for children, decorating peace poles and t-shirts, peace beaded bracelets, origami, henna peace tattoos, a peace mural, and mosaic peace stepping stones.

Other activities will include:
Planetary Peace Dance led by Bobbi Lucas · The Universal Dances of Peace led by Dr. Paul Meyer · Jubilaeus Handbell Trio, Trinity Lutheran Church – Dianne Granstra Director of Music with Andrea Alexander, Julie Hyatt, Dave Winegardner · Students will read their original peace poems · Sharing moms’ stories as “Peace Brides” · Wood flutes, harps and percussion by Jim and Donna Murphy · A newly created peace pole will be unveiled in the C360 garden · From 3:00-3:30 the 5th annual Great Silent Grandmother’s Standing for Peace Event.

The afternoon promises to be fun and meaningful. In case of rain, activities take place indoors.
Sunday, September 20 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm / Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.

The Grace A. Dow Library will have books relating to peace on display during the month.

Labyrinth Workshop
Dates: 09/21/2015, Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Labyrinth Workshop at Creative 360To walk a labyrinth offers a way of seeing both the dynamics of the world around us, and the unique essence within ourselves. It can help us work through a challenge, find clarity in confusing times, meditate on a peaceful calm, or experience spiritual moments. Marilyn Whitworth Soules, a trained Veriditas Facilitator, will offer an introduction and prompts as you walk the labyrinth at Holy Family Episcopal Church. Bring a folding chair, blanket, and a journal. In the event of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 / 10:00 – 11:30 am / $5 cash or check; $8 credit or debit
Monday, Sept. 21 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm / $5 cash or check; $8 credit or debit
Monday, Oct. 5 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm / $5 cash or check; $8 credit or debit

YES WE CAN! Humanities Speakers Series - Nurturing Your Dreams
Dates: 09/24/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Linda Z. Smith, Humanities Speaker, Fall 2015Part of the YES WE CAN! Humanities Speakers Series, Linda Z. Smith leads this hands-on PLAYshop about finding and trusting your inner strength as you pursue your dreams. Linda will share personal stories and practices that help her stay true to her work and desires.

The YES WE CAN! Humanities Speakers Series theme: Resilience for life
We may be lost when life throws us a curveball: we may not know if it’s best to stick with the plan or go with the flow. We may wrestle with new challenges in life due to relocation or retirement. Resilience helps us to manage obstacles and hardships while maintaining sanity. This series will inspire you to become more resilient for a healthier, happy life.

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

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Creative 360's Fall Schedule is out!

Creative 360’s fall schedule is out!

Our fall schedule is out in print, online and available for registrations now. Be sure to check out all the opportunities to enjoy some creative and fun arts, humanities and wellness activities. Cocktails and Canvas options are all new. There’s

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Kendricks Named Honorary Chairs

Creative 360 has named Jennifer (Jenny) and Kevin Kendrick as honorary chairpersons for its second annual fundraiser luncheon, scheduled for Tuesday, October 6 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at the Great Hall in Midland. Lunch is complimentary. Many local businesses

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Stephanie Cirihal, Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo: The good, the bad & the ugly

On Thursday, August 20, Stephanie Cirihal will share her experiences as an expatriate in one of the largest cities in the world. The recently returned Cirihal called Sao Paulo home for four years. Come prepared to cringe, cry and laugh

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Creative 360 hosts DNMM film series July 20

Creative 360 is serving as a host location for two films being shown as part of The Disability Network of Mid-Michigan film series. The films are part of DNMM’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. At

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Come visit our art fair at Midland’s RiverDays Festival!

Creative 360 has offered local artists, crafters and creators a unique opportunity to showcase and sell their art at the annual RiverDays festival! Our art fair will take place at Chippewassee Park near the stage and Tridge, beginning at 5 pm

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