Community Contributions

The Clare County Arts Council has made various contributions to the community.

In the recent past we have donated $200 to Parks and Recreation of Clare to sponsor a musical program for their summer Arts in the Park Concert Series. Five thousand dollars was donated towards putting a new roof on the old train "Depot" which is being restored and will eventually be home to the Arts Council. A thousand dollars was donated to Art Reach of Mt. Pleasant for their first annual Art Walk Central.
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The CCAC also has taken on the task of raising funds to restore the magnificent stone statue,­Pioneer Mother, by Samual Cashway, that is located just three blocks from downtown Clare at the entrance of the Clare Middle School.

Pioneer Mother Statue

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Here is a list of some of our other contributions:
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  • CCAC donated portable stage to the Harrison Street Fair to be used for their street performers.
  • Donate to Clare Parks and Recreation to sponsor a Concert in the Park.
  • Donated to $300 Art Walk Central, an art competition­­through Art Reach in Mt Pleasant.
  • Held a Quilt Block Trail Festival, which over 300 people attended.
  • Show cased several artist work at Mid Michigan Community College Fall BBQ.
  • Hold an annual garden tour featuring local gardens.
  • Offered Quilt Blocks to the 16 townships in Clare County.
  • Started a Quilt Block Tour.
  • Developed Rack cards which are distributed at all Welcome Stations in Michigan with information on the Clare County Quilt Block Trail.
  • Did a bus tour of the Quilt Block Trail during the Quilt Block Trail Festival.
  • Participated in the wreath competition at Christmas.
  • Offer monthly programs
  • Worked on the Depot, by pulling nails out of the inside of the Depot which is being renovated and will be the future home of CCAC.
  • Offered bus tour to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.
  • Helped paint on the mural in Art Alley.