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Our Mission:
To encourage and support the arts in Clare County, Michigan, through such means as sponsoring exhibitions, demonstrations, and forums; producing theatrical and musical performances; advancing arts education by offering classes for youth and adults; encouraging public support for local artists and arts projects; and raising funds needed to support the organization's work.­



Headlines / Notices
Clare County Arts Council Updates

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  • Our next meeting is scheduled for September 15 at the Pere Marquette Library. At 6:30, Liz Crafton will be demonstrating her wearable art jewelry. Here is information on Liz.

Liz Crafton is owner and designer of Fleur de Lis Designs, based in Harrison. Ms. Crafton is a self-taught artist who makes "wearable art" in the form of steampunk, wire-worked, and mixed-media beaded jewelry. Liz goal is to put passion into each individual piece and create unique pieces that reflect her customers' own style and tastes.

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  • ­MMCC BBQ will be held on September 20 from noon to 4. CCAC members may set up to sell their art. 20% of your proceeds will be donated to MMCC Scholarship and Grants. Janice Chapman is heading this up. Contact Janice at janicec52tm@yahoo.com if you are interested.
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  • October 4: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Doherty Hotel at 3.

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  • October 13: Quilt Block trail ride around the county. Cost $10. Tickets available at the Doherty.

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  • November 3, 6, 10 & 12, 13 & 14, Neil Simon, The Good Doctor play at Mid Michigan Community College. For more information call 989.386.6632.
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Clare County Arts Council is pleased to announce Brandi Holt from Clare High School was the $500 winner of this years scholarship.

The scholarship is for students who attend schools in Clare County and are planning on attending a summer arts camp. Last years winners were Julia David, from Clare High School. She attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp to study visual arts. Joshia Bear from Clare High School attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for music. Sky Stacy from Harrison High School attended Interlochen Fine Arts Camp to study visual arts.




CCAC’s new home underway


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From the Clare County Review: Work is underway on the new home for the Clare County Arts Council at the historic Clare Railroad Depot. Stairs have been installed and the basement floor has been poured as the first part of the work to finish the CCAC’s new home.

A $51,874 grant from the Michigan Council for the Advancement of Culture and Arts (MCACA) will pay nearly one-half the cost to rehabilitate the basement of the Clare Railroad Depot as a home for the Clare County Arts Council. The Depot Committee has funds available to provide the required local match of $52,874.
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  • Quilt Festival:­­­ ­Thank you to everyone who worked or attended the Quilt Festival. Since this was CCAC’s first time at this adventure, we will learn from this and improve for next year.­
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    The Quilt Festival raffle winners are: queen size quilt: Marlene Porter, wall hanging-Priscilla Garver and table runner-Ellen Fordos. The People’s Choice winners are: for Current: 1st­place Connie McAllister, 2nd­place Theola ­Cleveland and 3rd­place Megan West. For the Vintage category, 1st­place-Amy Morris, 2nd­place-Corinda Brown and 3rd­place Judy Hubel.­

Thank you to Emily Yob and Bob Guiliani for providing the music.­

If you have any feedback, please let Vicky know at­­­ ­vickgunden@gmail.com


Jane Sartor Key, Vicky Gunden, and Carron Nevill

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If you have any questions, contact me, Carol Santini. cjsantini72@gmail.com