Upcoming events

    • 13 Apr 2016
    • 11 Feb 2026
    • 119 sessions
    • Nuveen Center

    ACWL Marketing Committee Meeting

    • 21 Apr 2016
    • 19 Feb 2026
    • 119 sessions
    • Nuveen Center

    Monthly ACWL Board Meeting

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 02 Sep 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Montague Artisan Market

    Join us for a celebration of the arts. Shop local from art vendor and the Montague farmers market. There will also be music and a craft, sponsored by the City of Montague. All ages are welcome! 

    • 20 Jun 2017
    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • Montague Band Shell

    June 20   Uneven Ground - Traditional Celtic

    June 27   Josh Davis - Folk

    July 4       Lakeshore Big Band -  Jazz

    July 11     Ben Bedford -  American

    July 18     Scottville Clown Band

    July 25      Magic Bus - 60's Tribute

    August 1  The Moxie Strings - Celtic-New Age

    August 8   West Michigan Winds - Classical

    August 15  Soul Syndicate - R & B

    August 22  Shook Twins - Folk


    Rain:  Montague High School Auditorium

    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    We have ready-to-make projects that are waiting for you. Come try your hand at mosaic and jewelry making. Prices vary by project.
    Drop-ins are welcome or call to schedule a private party.

    • 01 Aug 2017
    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Meet with local artists on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1-4 pm. Bring your own materials or artwork to create in the company of fellow makers. Get tips and suggestions or even learn a new skill at this free drop-in. 

    • 16 Aug 2017
    • 30 Aug 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Join Linda Busse for a three day class on pastels. All supplies included.

    $35

    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Block-360 W. Western Ave. Muskegon

    The Third Coast Trombone Retreat is an 8-day trombone intensive welcoming talented college, high school and amateur trombonists from across the country to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

    Recitals feature talented students from around the world and artists from some of America's best orchestras including: Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, River City Brass Band, Boston Symphony and the New York City Ballet.

    This recital features:
    David Binder (Second Trombone, Detroit Symphony)
    Sebastian Vera (Principal Trombone, Pittsburgh Opera and River City Brass Band)
    Nicholas Schwartz (Principal Bass Trombone, New York City Ballet)
    Daniela Candillari, piano


    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Central United Methodist Church, Muskegon

    The Third Coast Trombone Retreat is an 8-day trombone intensive welcoming talented college, high school and amateur trombonists from across the country to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

    Recitals feature talented students from around the world and artists from some of America's best orchestras including: Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, River City Brass Band, Boston Symphony and the New York City Ballet.



    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • ACWL-Nuveen Center

    The Third Coast Trombone Retreat is an 8-day trombone intensive welcoming talented college, high school and amateur trombonists from across the country to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

    Recitals feature talented students from around the world and artists from some of America's best orchestras including: Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, River City Brass Band, Boston Symphony and the New York City Ballet.


    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Montague-Whitehall Band Shell

    The Third Coast Trombone Retreat is an 8-day trombone intensive welcoming talented college, high school and amateur trombonists from across the country to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

    Recitals feature talented students from around the world and artists from some of America's best orchestras including: Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, River City Brass Band, Boston Symphony and the New York City Ballet.




    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • The Block-306 W. Western Ave. Muskegon

    The Third Coast Trombone Retreat is an 8-day trombone intensive welcoming talented college, high school and amateur trombonists from across the country to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

    Recitals feature talented students from around the world and artists from some of America's best orchestras including: Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, River City Brass Band, Boston Symphony and the New York City Ballet.

    This recital Features Toby Oft, Principal Trombone from the Boston Symphony and Daniela Candillari on piano.



    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall
    Join us every 4th Thursday for a strum and sing at the Nuveen Center. No registration or experience is required. Please bring a $1 donation to fund the purchase of loaner instruments. 


    Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 


    Questions? Email Stacey Chen at : staceyjchen@hotmail.com

    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Montague Bandshell
    Celebrate summer by joining us at Evening on Water, a party at the Montague Bandshell. Enjoy music by Kent County String Band, horderves, and a cash bar on the lake. 


    Evening on Water is the first of two major fundraisers for the Arts Council of White Lake. Tickets are $30 and proceeds go to supporting the arts in your community. 

    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pub One Eleven

    Enjoy drinks at Pub One Eleven while you create your own letter or number. These great additions to your home can be put on a shelf, hung on a wall or used as house numbers. The cost is $30 per person and will cover all of your art supplies, including one letter/number. each additional letter/number is an extra $9 

    Call 231.893.2524 to reserve your seat.


    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St.

    We are open late! Stop by the Nuveen Center to see shop until you drop from 5-9 pm on August 29. We will have light refreshments.

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Emerging Artist: Mini Mukherjee

    Your Time is Now

    Mini Mukherjee is a metalwork artist and fire painter based out of Orange County, CA, and a native of Ann Arbor, MI. Her first solo show, Your Time is Now, will be showcased at the Arts Council of White Lake Gallery in Whitehall, Michigan from September 7 through October 21. Your Time is Now is a series of metal paintings that explores concepts of creative flow and personal growth. Mini applies the techniques she learned during her training in creative fabrication to create hypnotic swirls and patterns on steel and aluminum sheets, while allowing bold painted colors to draw the viewer into the depth of the work. 



    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Join us to learn the art of needle felting as you create your very own sheep. You will leave class with your finished product and your own supplies. 


    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Class Fee: $20 ($18 Members)                                                  Ages 12- adult

    Tuesday, September 19, 26, October 3, and 10                        6 pm-7 pm

    Bring your own guitar and get started on your musical journey with instructor, Rob Rop


    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St.

    Taught by: Casey Bemis

    4th-8th grade

    Learn how to look at the world around you as you practice your drawing skills. Students will learn about perspective drawing and draw from a still life. 

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Class Fee: $30 ($27 Members)                                                 Grades 4-8

    Thursday, September 21, 28, and October 5                             3:30-5 pm

    Learn how to look at the world around you as you practice your drawing skills. Students will learn about perspective drawing and draw from a still life. 


    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    K-5th

    $15

    Join Sarah Jane Fellini as you paint your very own painting on a canvas to take home with you that day. 


    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Fetch Brewing Co.

    Artist-n-Beer serves as the ACWL major fundraiser-supporting operational and program cost. Thank you in advance for your continued support of the arts in the White Lake community.

    The site will also feature a large tent to provide sun and or rain protection and there will also be a selection of wine and non-alcoholic beverages available.


    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pub One Eleven
    Enjoy drinks and friends while you paint a custom piece of your pet. When you register you will be asked to email a picture of your pet. This will be pre-drawn onto a canvas ready for finishing touches the day of the event. Images may be cropped to best fit the canvas. 


    Registration and payment must be received before September 19 in order to secure your spot. 

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Class Fee: $7                                                                             Ages 3-8

    Saturday, September 30, October 28, November 4                   11 am-12 pm

    Once a month this fall all young artists are invited to express themselves as we create together. Students will be led in a craft to take home that day. Each class is $7. So, come to one or come to all. Parents are welcome to stay, but not required. 


    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Join us to learn the art of needle felting as you create your very own pumpkin. You will leave class with your finished product and your own supplies. 


    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    K-5th

    $15

    Join Sarah Jane Fellini as you paint your very own painting on a canvas to take home with you that day. 


    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    All About Myself: Fall into the Arts 

    Celebrate our annual Fall into the Arts exhibit as you learn all about our local students. The exhibit serves as a fundraiser for local art programs. Come see how each school interprets the theme and gets their students thinking and making about themselves.


    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    K-5th

    $15

    Join Sarah Jane Fellini as you paint your very own painting on a canvas to take home with you that day. 


    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nuveen Center; 106 E. Colby St. Whitehall

    Join us to learn the art of needle felting as you create your very own cardinal. You will leave class with your finished product and your own supplies. 


Past events

18 Aug 2017 Create and Take Day
17 Aug 2017 TCTR-Retreat Faculty Trombone Trio
15 Aug 2017 TCTR-Retreat Professional Choir
14 Aug 2017 TCTR-Denson Paul Pollard Recital
13 Aug 2017 Festival Gala Dinner
12 Aug 2017 Avalon String Quartet with Clarinetist Elizandro Marcia-Montoya
12 Aug 2017 Salon Concert: The Watson Trio
12 Aug 2017 Jeremy Verwys, Classical Guitarist to Perform
11 Aug 2017 The Festival Baroque Concert
11 Aug 2017 Salon Concert: 5th House Ensemble
10 Aug 2017 5th House Ensemble
10 Aug 2017 Salon Concert: 4 Hand Piano
10 Aug 2017 Children's Concert at the ACWL with Erin Wang
09 Aug 2017 Avalon String Quartet
09 Aug 2017 Salon Concert: The Vireo Piano Trio
09 Aug 2017 Gourd Shakers
08 Aug 2017 "Popsicles and Performers" Children's Recital Featuring Young Musicians
08 Aug 2017 Salon Concert: Solo Competition Finalists
08 Aug 2017 Self Portrait Collaging
08 Aug 2017 Children's Concert Featuring Percussionist Bill Vits
07 Aug 2017 Trumpets and Organ Concert
07 Aug 2017 Salon Concert: Lee Cello Duo
06 Aug 2017 Walvoord Trio to Perform During White Lake Chamber Music Festival
06 Aug 2017 Salon Concert: Andrea Holliday, soprano
06 Aug 2017 Trumpet Master Class
05 Aug 2017 Avalon String Quartet
05 Aug 2017 Festival Highlights Presentation
04 Aug 2017 “Music with Friends” In-Home Concert
03 Aug 2017 Folias Duo at the Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast
03 Aug 2017 Tales & Fables Opening Reception
03 Aug 2017 Festival Pass - White Lake Chamber Music Festival
03 Aug 2017 White Lake Chamber Music Festival
01 Aug 2017 Photography
28 Jul 2017 Create and Take Day
25 Jul 2017 Comic Book Art
24 Jul 2017 Cocktails and Canvas at Pub One Eleven
18 Jul 2017 Exploring Nature
17 Jul 2017 Loom Beading
15 Jul 2017 Jazz at the Swan
15 Jul 2017 Beach Photography
11 Jul 2017 Mug Shots: Mobile Phone Photography
10 Jul 2017 Musical Theater Workshop-Newsies!
06 Jul 2017 Skateboards Opening Reception
06 Jul 2017 Pottery Confessions Opening Reception
30 Jun 2017 Create and Take Day
28 Jun 2017 Photo Walk
27 Jun 2017 Intro to Jamming with the Guitar
27 Jun 2017 Skateboard Art
24 Jun 2017 Cookies and Canvas
23 Jun 2017 David Hall "Friends of the Festival" Home Concert at the Wheatons
20 Jun 2017 Fairytale Move and Groove
17 Jun 2017 Charlotte's Web-Saturday
17 Jun 2017 Attic Art Sale
16 Jun 2017 Charlotte's Web-Friday
16 Jun 2017 MEMBERS ONLY-Attic Art
15 Jun 2017 Charlotte's Web-Thursday
15 Jun 2017 Batik
03 Jun 2017 Evening of Elegance
02 Jun 2017 Old-Fashioned Summer Party
01 Jun 2017 Blue Exhibition Opening Reception
30 May 2017 Meet Mark Singer
23 May 2017 West Michigan Junior Strings Spring Recital
22 May 2017 Wire Wrapping at Pub One Eleven
20 May 2017 Cookies and Canvas
10 May 2017 Take HeART Event: Fundraiser
09 May 2017 Acting and Movement
04 May 2017 Mosaic Shoe
04 May 2017 Jackson Pollock Painting
02 May 2017 Acrylic on Panel
26 Apr 2017 Wire Wrap Necklaces
22 Apr 2017 White Lake Young Artist Solo Competition
22 Apr 2017 White Lake Young Artist Solo Performance
22 Apr 2017 Cookies and Canvas
20 Apr 2017 Pot Party
20 Apr 2017 Watercolor
19 Apr 2017 Teen Open Studio
18 Apr 2017 Spring Necklace Craft
13 Apr 2017 Gypsy Schindler Artist Reception
13 Apr 2017 New Visions Opening Reception
12 Apr 2017 Take HeART Event: Fundraiser
11 Apr 2017 Favorite Poetry Event
06 Apr 2017 Poetry Reading
04 Apr 2017 Teen Poetry Workshop
04 Apr 2017 Growing Gardens
02 Apr 2017 FREE GVSU Chamber Orchestra Concert
28 Mar 2017 Arts Council of White Lake Presents Garrett Potter
27 Mar 2017 Charlotte's Web Auditions
25 Mar 2017 Billy McLaughlin Community Concert
25 Mar 2017 White Lake Guitar Festival 2017
18 Mar 2017 Cookies and Canvas
04 Mar 2017 Change of Seasons Reception
28 Feb 2017 Arts Council of White Lake Presents Artist Scott Mack
31 Jan 2017 Arts Council of White Lake Presents Chicago Symphony Violist Robert Swan
20 Jan 2017 Soiree Dinners at Cichetti's
09 Jan 2017 West Michigan Junior Strings Registration Open
13 Dec 2016 West Michigan Junior Strings Winter Recital
03 Dec 2016 The Nutcracker Ballet
30 Nov 2016 Holiday Shopping Event
19 Nov 2016 Youth Art Fair & Christmas Crafts Day
19 Nov 2016 Clara's Tea Party
27 Oct 2016 Earth, Wind, and Fire: Fall Into the Arts Exhibit
25 Oct 2016 Timothy Caldwell Presentation
08 Oct 2016 Fall Youth Art Fair
01 Oct 2016 Wizard of Oz Production: Compass Creative Residency
03 Sep 2016 Artisan Market: Art Fest
01 Sep 2016 Tales Untold: Kat Vanderweele Exhibit
26 Aug 2016 Fan Fun Raiser
19 Aug 2016 Artist-n- Beer
17 Aug 2016 Endowment Committee Meeting
11 Aug 2016 Artist & Beer Committee Meeting
10 Aug 2016 Avalon String Quartet in Concert
10 Aug 2016 Serendipity Recital: Sonatas Performed by Members of the Thoreau Trio
10 Aug 2016 Cocoa Cottage Recital: Trinergy - Bryan Uecker, Adrienne (violin), and Miriam (piano)
09 Aug 2016 "Popsicles and Performers" Children's Recital
09 Aug 2016 Serendipity Recital: White Lake Solo Competition Winners, Morgan Mitteer (trumpet), Anna Nordmoe (violin)
09 Aug 2016 Youth Day: Children's Concert featuring Erin Wang (cello, educator), Instrument Petting Zoo
08 Aug 2016 A Concert of Trumpet & Organ
08 Aug 2016 Serendipity Recital: Giustino Carrano Trio (bassoon, voice, piano)
07 Aug 2016 Concert: Thoreau Piano Trio
06 Aug 2016 Avalon String Quartet in Concert
06 Aug 2016 Serendipity Recital: Thomas Bacon & Brian Carter (French horn)
06 Aug 2016 French Horn Symposium Participants Showcase
06 Aug 2016 Artisan Market Art Fest
05 Aug 2016 Music with Friends at the home of John & Mary Loeks
05 Aug 2016 Outdoor Concert: French Horn Ensemble
04 Aug 2016 Faculty French Horn Recital
04 Aug 2016 White Lake French Horn Symposium
04 Aug 2016 White Lake Chamber Music Festival
02 Aug 2016 Pre-Festival Concert at the Block featuring the Thoreau Piano Trio
28 Jul 2016 Plein Air Exhibit: Our Town
16 Jul 2016 Jazz at the Swan
03 Jul 2016 Recital: Music & Mimosas - Bryan Uecker & Miriam (piano), Adrienne (violin)
02 Jul 2016 Artisan Market: Art Fest
30 Jun 2016 Micro: In the Abstract Exhibit
28 Jun 2016 Summer Concert Series
24 Jun 2016 Friends of the Festival Concert with Pablo Mahave-Veglia
16 Jun 2016 Nuveen Theater Presents Junie B. Jones
06 Jun 2016 Creating a Hotbed of Talent: What’s behind the Suzuki miracle?
04 Jun 2016 An Evening of Elegance
04 Jun 2016 Artisan Market: Art Fest
23 May 2016 West Michigan Junior Strings Spring Recital
05 May 2016 Candace Law Exhibit
28 Apr 2016 Spring Sip & Shop
23 Apr 2016 Howmet Playhouse Presents: Neil Jacobs Concert
23 Apr 2016 Guitar Festival
20 Apr 2016 Fundraising Committee Meeting-Artist & Beer
16 Apr 2016 ACWL Young Artist Solo Competition
29 Mar 2016 Buck Matthews Lecture
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