Midland’s Creative 360, located at 1517 Bayliss St., is a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization that has been a vital and unique destination within the Great Lakes Bay Region since 1994. Creative 360’s mission is to creative environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. Our core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive our culture and everything we do. `
Creative 360 offers a wide variety of exhibits, classes, workshops and events for all ages and populations. Over the years, offerings have grown to embrace those with special needs, individuals with disabilities, older adults, people in recovery, veterans, at-risk teens, and gifted and talented youth. Express Yourself Artshop is an inclusive arts program with classes designed for people with varying disabilities. Everyone is welcome to take an Artshop class, especially those who prefer a slower pace when creating. Many participants are able to use Community Living Support (CLS funding from CMHCM).
The Creative 360 art gallery offers a rotating schedule of exhibits each year. It is open free to the public and enjoyed by more than 9,500 visitors a year. It is one of the most visible galleries in the area and was voted Greatest Art Gallery in the Great Lakes Bay by readers of Great Lakes Bay magazine in 2015.
Creative 360 has owned the John Pratt Mosaic House on M20 for more than 20 years. Through tours, teaching opportunities, workshops and seminars, more than 75,000 people have experienced the art and message of creativity for all people including those with mental illness.
Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.
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We envision a world in which creativity is integral to every life and its value is recognized.
To create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities.
Inclusiveness – No matter your age, gender, race, beliefs, skills or life circumstances, you are welcome at Creative 360 and are free to be yourself.
Creativity – We believe that imagination and free expression are essential to any person’s life. We see creativity not as a finished product, but a journey of discovery, so we provide a non-judgmental atmosphere where all work is treasured.
Respect – We respect not only people, but also ideas. We are open to new and non-traditional programming. We believe in the power of saying “yes”.
Community – We believe that unity and compassion are components of a strong society. We work to bring people together.