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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.­


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Finds A New Home
The Clare County Arts Council will be moving into their new home at the Clare Depot.­­ Your donations will be used to furnish and equip their new home to better offer Community Arts Education.

Fundraising Goal:­­ $10,000

Make a contribution today


Clare County Quilt Trail:
October 13, 2018 1pm - 4pm


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 PAINT A CHILD’S CHAIR WORKSHOP

 


 

      
    
The Clare County Arts Council is sponsoring a chair painting workshop in September. A fifty year old oak child’s chair will be sanded and ready to paint for a fee of $35. The workshop will take place in the basement of the Depot. The newly restored Train Depot is located on 4th Street across from the water tower in Clare.

 

The workshop hours are as follows:

  

Tuesday, September 11at 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Thursday, September 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

 

You may bring a drink/snack or lunch to the sessions.

 

You do not have to attend every session. You can come for an hour or two at a time or you have the option of bringing your chair home to work independently. Multiple colors of paint and brushes will be provided. However, if you have any water based house paint or art acrylic paints of a color that you would like to use, please bring them along for yourself or to share. Also bring any small art brushes that you are used to using. Lots of pictures will be available to inspire you as well as some stencils for you to use.

 

Carol Crawford is a member of the Clare County Arts Council and will be instructing the workshop. There are 20 chairs available. To sign up call Carol at 989-386-3861 or email her at ccswamp@yahoo.com as soon as possible prior to the first session on September 11th.


2018 Clare County Quilt Show Winners
 

Susan Ward 1st place current
Susan Ward 1st place current
Diane Mooridian 2nd place current
Diane Mooridian 2nd place current

Diane Mooridian 3rd place current

Diane Mooridian 3rd place current

Marg Bell winner of vintage quilt

Linda Levenberger 2nd place vintage
Linda Levenberger 2nd place vintage

Jane Sartor Key 3rd place vintage

Jane Sartor Key 3rd place vintage


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Clare County Arts Council Updates

November 18th, 2018

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-The Clare County Arts Council is pleased to announce over 50 quilt blocks have been place throughout Clare County. A huge thank you goes to Vicky Gunden and Jane Sartor-Key who worked with their committee on this project.

-CCAC is planning on making note cards of the quilt blocks to sell. CCAC will be making them at our February meeting. They will be sold at the Quilt Festival scheduled for May. More details to follow. CCAC is also looking at the possibility of making a 2017 Quilt Block calendar as a fund raiser.

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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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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

  • 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, 1st­ place-Amy Morris, 2nd­ place-Corinda Brown and 3rd­ place Judy Hubel.­