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    Our home at 1517 Bayliss St. in Midland
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Creative 360 Fundraiser Thank You

Thanks to everyone who came out for our fundraiser luncheon. Your donations will be matched dollar for dollar by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. If you were unable to attend, but would still like to donate, you can do so from the following links. Donate online. Print donation formSecond Hand Picasso Logo

We are seeking donations for our Second Hand PICASSO sale and fundraiser. If you have gently used original art, antiques or collectibles that are collecting dust, consider donating it to Creative 360 for someone else to treasure. [Donation Form] The sale begins with an opening reception December 13. Members get first looks at 1:00. The sale begins for the general public at 2:00. 

Upcoming Events

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

Kids & Canvas: Ghost
Dates: 10/09/2015, 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
Sunday, Sept. 13 / 1:00 – 2:30 pm / Gentleman Fox
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!)

Art Happy Hour
Dates: 10/09/2015, 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.

Cocktails & Canvas - October 9
Dates: 10/09/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Oct 9 Cocktails & Coasters

A sampling of coasters you can create.

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 a set of 4 coasters of your own design using alcohol, inks or scrapbook paper. Led by Ronda Runyan-Spencer. 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.

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.


Adorn Your Hair with Flair
Dates: 10/11/2015, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hair accessories at Creative 360Kids age 7-12 will make a selection of fun, stylish hair accessories using a variety of materials including ribbon, felt, flowers, and more. They will go home with their creations and printout instructions so they can continue to make hair accessories at home. These are great to wear themselves, sell, or give as gifts. With Allise Noble. Please pre-register. Sunday, October 11 / 2:00 – 3:30 pm / $12 plus cash/check; $15 debit/credit, plus $3 materials

John Pratt Mosaic House Tour
Dates: 10/11/2015, 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.

Watercolor Basics and Beyond
Dates: 10/12/2015, Times: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beginning Watercolor with Allise NobleA new semester brings new projects as we work on basic watercolor techniques. Techniques include: graded and flat washes, blending and bleeding, creating texture, and layering colors. This is a great class for experimenting with the materials and will be enjoyable for beginners or experienced students alike. Instructor award-winning artist, Allise Noble, is a graduate of CMU in interior design and art. She believes that everyone is an artist, and it is never too early or too late to begin creating. A materials list will be provided. Pre-register by 9/30. Mondays, October 5, 12, no class 19th, 26, November 2, 9 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm / $75 cash/check; $78 debit/credit

People Poems, People Stories
Dates: 10/13/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Writer Carol SanfordWe are delighted to host writer Carol Sanford for her sixth reading at Creative 360. Pass the word and bring a friend for a pleasant fall evening. All proceeds benefit Creative 360. Please let us know you are coming.  Tuesday, October 13 / 7:00 – 8:30 pm / $8 cash or check/$11 debit or credit.

Stained Glass Mosaic II
Dates: 10/14/2015, Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Stained glass mosaicFollow the same principles of the picture frame class, but on a larger scale. You will mosaic window frames which will be available for purchase or you may bring your own. Bring one to the first class. During the first meeting, you will learn about the mosaic process, see examples, receive your materials list, and you will decide on a design.  With award-winning artist Nancy Gehrke. Wednesdays Mosaic II / 7:30-8 pm on October 14, 7:30-9:30 pm on October 21, 28, November 4,11 / $75 cash/check or $78 debit/credit.

Bead Night
Dates: 10/15/2015, Times: 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Lots of beads for Creative 360 bead nightCreate unique jewelry using beautiful beads. We will also learn to make special clay beads. Make lovely pieces 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, Sept. 3 through  Dec. 17 / 6:15 – 8:15 pm / $6 with your beads, $7 with ours cash or check

YES WE CAN! Humanities Speakers Series -- Thoreau's Walden
Dates: 10/15/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dr. James Hitt at Creative 360Do you ever wonder what it means to really live? Henry David Thoreau, philosopher and poet, said in Walden, “Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance… till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality.” Dr. James Hitt, Coordinator of Great Lakes Bay Collaboration in Health Care Ethics, invites you to take a walk and explore some hidden trails in Walden: You will be listening to and peering through Thoreau’s experiment living at a cabin he built near Walden Pond, his transcendentalism, and his notion of resilience– to live a plain, simple life one must confront the contemporary condition and the economics of living well.

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 manage obstacles and hardships while maintaining sanity. This series will inspire you to become more resilient, for a healthier, happier life.


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


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America’s Got Talent Conducting Auditions in Detroit

America’s Got Talent will conduct auditions for Season 11 at COBO Center on November 7. Interested or know a talented person who might be? Register at AGTAUDITIONS.COM.


MDN: Creative 360 to celebrate end of gardening season

Midland Daily News posted an article about this Sunday’s harvest party and volunteer appreciation dinner. Read more.

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MDN: International Day of Peace celebration promotes unity, energy

In today’s edition of the Midland Daily News, you will find yesterday’s International Day of Peace celebration is front page news. “Music, art and dance united people of all ages, races and abilities Sunday at Creative 360 to celebrate International

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Midland Daily News Photos – International Day of Peace

Midland Daily News has some great photos from Sunday’s International Day of Peace event! Link to them here.

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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