Last updated: 3/1/2020
Midland, Michigan
Street Address
1801 W. St. Andrews Road
Midland, MI 48640
Mailing Address
1801 W. St. Andrews Road
Midland, MI 48640
phone: 989-631-5930
e-mail: info@midlandcenter.org
web: www.mcfta.org
Hours
Actual times of performances, exhibits, films, lectures and other scheduled activities of MCFTA can be found on the MCFTA calendar on our website.
Staff
Terri Trotter, President & CEO
Jon Loos, Vice President of Operations & Guest Experience
Description

Performances, exhibits, films, lectures, permanent hands-on science museum and a permanent collection of Midland artifacts are all included in the activities of MCFTA. Meanwhile, the main campus shares a parking lot with the Dow Gardens, another great regional experience.

The two "campuses" – Midland Center for the Arts and the Midland County Historical Society’s Heritage Park – are within easy access of US-10 and M-20.

Whether you are looking for rental space for your arts event, want to plan a wedding next door at the Dow Gardens and need a place for your reception, or you are considering using our multiple-site facilities for a conference or corporate retreat, the following information should help you decide whether Midland Center for the Arts or the Heritage Park Historical Site is the right spot for you.

Mission

A regional cultural destination where people find meaning and connection in their busy lives.

History

How We Began

Long before there was a Midland Center for the Arts there were people in the area making music, staging dramas, painting landscapes and appreciating fine concerts and rare books. The places they gathered in the name of art were diverse: barn lofts, churches, company cafeterias, riverbanks and school auditoriums, to name a few.

The idea of combining the arts programs and activities under one roof in Midland was discussed as early as 1960. A definite move in that direction was made when interested members of the Midland Art Association (now part of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art) and the Midland Little Theatre Guild (now Center Stage Theatre) got together to discuss their housing needs. Ground was broken in July 1968 and the building was officially deemed complete and turned over to the Board of Directors on January 1, 1971.

Governance

Midland Center for the Arts, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501C(3) educational corporation chartered in the State of Michigan and governed by its own Board of Directors. Charter member groups included; Midland Art Council, Theatre Guild, Midland Symphony Orchestra, Music Society, Midland County Historical Society and Community Concerts.

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