Creative 360

1517 Bayliss Street
989-837-1885

Vision
We envision a world in which creativity is integral to every life and its value is recognized.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create an environment for people of all ages to experience the creative process through ongoing classes, events, art exhibits, concerts,and outreach programs.

Goals
Our goal is to enhance the development of physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities.

At Creative 360, work in the interrelated arts has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of experiencing the creative process. We have worked with many age groups from a multitude of backgrounds and have seen astonishing results. Direct involvement in the creative process provides access to self-expression, knowledge, relaxation, peace, self-confidence and community connection.

We believe that our culture lacks most of the art experiences that are an integral part of daily living in other cultures throughout the world. In our society, creativity is often attributed only to a small number of professional artists and performers. The rest of us remain spectators, devoid of direct involvement in making music, dance, poetry, drama, sculpture, or other arts, including the art of personality.


Upcoming Events at Creative 360

Gardening Class: Preparing for Winter/Planning for Spring

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Midland, MI
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Recent News

2020 Yes We Can! Program Call For Nominations

October, 2019, Midland, Mich. – Creative 360 will once again showcase the wisdom and experiences of people who are 80 and over in the seventh annual Yes We Can! Program in 2020. Since the program was launched in 2014, the nonprofit has honored…

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Kiwanis Funds Creative 360 Lighting Project

Midland, Mich. – Creative 360, 1517 Bayliss St. in Midland, is a safer building today thanks to a $5,000 grant from Kiwassee Kiwanis Foundation. The grant supplied needed emergency lighting upgrades and enhancements to stage and gallery…

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Creative 360 And Msu: A Creative Collaboration

For the past three years, MSU St. Andrews has hosted an eight-week STEM internship for Great Lakes Bay Region high school students entering their senior year. In 2018, Creative 360 was invited to help add the “A” (for Arts) making STEAM…

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Creative 360 Announces Artfest 55 Winners

Creative 360 hosted the 10th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creativity of Michigan residents who are 55 and older on Friday, June 21. The evening included an exhibition opening, performances, and a written word competition all with…

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Artfest 55 Call For Art

Midland, Mich. – Creative 360 is seeking original, imaginative art to be read, performed and displayed as part of the 10th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creativity of Michigan residents who are age 55 and over. The festival is a…

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Tuesday Tribute - Honors Ralph Rye at Creative 360

Midland, MI -- Creative 360’s next Yes We Can! Tuesday Tribute features Ralph Rye (94), designer and builder of creative art furniture. Enjoy lively conversation, tea and treats at Creative 360. Rye spent most of his career in Grand Rapids…

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Creative 360 Announces 2019 Yes We Can! Program

Midland, Mich. – Creative 360 has added evening programs in their events for the Yes We Can! program. The first is Wednesday, February 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. just in time for Valentine’s Day. Dr. Basil Cark, will offer readings and…

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Yes We Can! Luncheon Honors Fiber Artist Rozberlin

Midland, MI – On Friday, February 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Creative 360 will host a Yes We Can! luncheon in honor of Roz Berlin, fiber artist and educator. Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch catered by NADA, and pay tribute to this…

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Creative 360 Announces 2019 Yes We Can! Program

Midland, MI – Creative 360 will once again showcase the wisdom and experiences of people over 80 in their annual Yes We Can! program. The nonprofit launched the innovative program six years ago as a way to engage with, and learn from, this…

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Creative 360 Offers Annual Groundhog Day Cabaret

Midland, MI – Saturday, February 2 is Groundhog Day. People across the U.S. and Canada will eagerly watch for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of the number of dark, winter days we have left. Rather than focus and long for those…

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Creative 360 Seeks Yes We Can! Artists

Midland, MI – Creative 360 is seeking artists who are 80 and above to participate in our 2019 Yes We Can! Exhibition. Your art will be on display in the Creative 360 gallery as part of the sixth annual Yes We Can! program beginning January 11…

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Larry And Cheryl Levy Named 2018 Arts Angels

Creative 360 has named Larry and Cheryl Levy as 2018 Arts Angels, an award that honors artists whose contributions to arts education have assured opportunities for emerging artists and furthered the advancement of the arts.The Levys have spent 42 of…

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Zoellers Named Honorary Chairs

Midland, MI – Creative 360 has named Amanda and Dominic Zoeller as honorary chairs for their 5th annual fundraiser luncheon. The luncheon will be held Wednesday, October 10, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Great Hall in Midland. The public is…

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Artfest 55 Call For Art

May 4, 2018, Midland, Mich. – Creative 360 is seeking original, imaginative art to be read, performed and displayed as part of the 9th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creativity of Michigan residents who are age 55 and over. Jurists…

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Mag Presents 34th Annual Juried Exhibition

Midland, Mich. – The Midland Artists Guild (MAG) will hold their annual juried exhibition at Creative 360 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. Many of MAG’s 80 members will be involved in this multi-media exhibition which includes…

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Paula Ulmer Named 2018 Arts Sweetheart

Midland, Mich. – The community is invited to Creative 360’s 2018 Arts Sweetheart luncheon in honor of this year’s sweetheart, Paula Ulmer. The event takes place on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and…

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Yes We Can! Luncheon Honors Stuart Bender

Midland, Mich. – On Friday, February 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Creative 360 will host a Yes We Can! luncheon in honor Stuart Bender (90), scientist, marine, athlete, community leader, and volunteer. Take a break from your day to enjoy a lunch…

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‘A Christmas Carol’ Returns to Creative 360

Midland, MI - Creative 360 announces the return of what is becoming a holiday tradition. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be performed on the gallery stage. Adapted for reader’s theatre by Richard Swallow, the play, once again,…

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Creative 360 Announces Second Hand Picasso Sale

Midland, MI -- Creative 360 announces the opening of their eighth annual Second Hand Picasso fundraising sale on Thursday, November 30. This highly anticipated annual sale offers an opportunity to purchase gently used original art, antiques and…

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Creative 360 Artshop Coordinator An Art Prize Exhibitor

Creative 360 in Midland employs a staff with many creative talents. The actors, visual artists, vocalists, and writers have found a way to interweave their particular passion into creating an organization that is distinct in the community. Sometimes…

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Creative 360 Receives Midland Area Community Foundation Grant

Midland, Mi – Creative 360 has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees to be disbursed from the Harry J. Beamish Unrestricted Endowment Fund. The grant is in support of the non-profit’s…

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Exhibit Celebrates Midland Area Farms at Creative 360

Midland, MI -- Gracing the walls of Creative 360’s gallery are 125 beautiful paintings of the farms and fields of Midland County. The exhibit encompass 18 months of work by Michigan artist Alan Maciag. These paintings, a nod to the local…

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Artfest 55 2017 Winners Announced

Midland, Mich. – The Creative 360 gallery was packed with artists and guests Friday evening for the 8th annual ArtFest 55 festival. Designed to celebrate the creativity of Michigan residents age 55 and over, the evening included an exhibition…

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Time for Artfest 55 Entry Drop Off

Midland, Mich. – Creative 360 is now accepting delivery of entries for the 8th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creativity of Michigan residents who are 55 and older. Those of you who have indicated your intent to enter can drop off…

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Creative 360 Participates In Give Local Midland

Creative 360 is excited to be one of more than 50 local nonprofits who will benefit from Give Local Midland on Tuesday, May 2. The Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF) hosts this 24-hour giving challenge each year and has raised more than…

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Creative 360 Issues Call for Art

Creative 360 is seeking original, imaginative art to be read, performed and displayed as part of the 8th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creativity of Michigan residents who are age 55 and over. The exhibition opening, performances,…

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Creative 360 Names Gerry Hat 2017 Art SweetHeart

The fourth annual Yes We Can! Series continues at Creative 360 on February 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with the annual Art Sweetheart luncheon. This year, Gerry Hath is the honoree. Reservations are required by February 7, 2017Gerry Hath, YWC Art…

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Creative 360 Announces 2016 Arts Angel Award Recipients

Creative 360 has named Valerie Allen and Armin Mersmann the 2016 Arts Angel award recipients. The Arts Angel award was established to honor and celebrate artists whose direct contributions to arts education have assured opportunities for emerging…

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Creative 360 Receives MCACA Grant

Midland, MI -- Creative 360 has been awarded a grant of $15,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and…

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Creative 360 Seeks Volunteers

Midland, Mi - As Creative 360 and Creative 360’s Express Yourself Artshop embark on their two busiest seasons (fall and winter), they are hoping to add to their volunteer team.“Many people tell us how they love spending time at Creative 360. …

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Creative 360 Wants To Hear From You

Midland, MI -- Creative 360, a nonprofit arts and humanities organization located in Midland, is seeking your input on its programs and services to help formulate its long-range strategic plan.The organization launched an online survey this week to…

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Artfest 55 Winners Announced

Midland, MI---On Thursday, June 30, Creative 360 hosted its seventh annual Artfest 55 festival. Designed to celebrate the creativity of Michigan residents age 55 and over, the evening included an exhibition opening, talent show and writing…

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Creative 360 Issues Call for Art

Midland, Mi – Creative 360 is seeking original, imaginative art to be read, performed and displayed as part of the 7th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creativity of Michigan residents age 55 and over. The exhibition opening,…

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Creative 360 to Host 'The Art of Friends' Exhibition

Midland, MI -- Creative 360 will host “The Art of Friends” exhibition beginning with an opening reception. The exhibit features the work of four exceptional artists – Sue Ellison, Kathy Jones, Kathleen Sullivan and Sally Young – who, for…

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Creative 360 Receives Midland Area Community Foundation Grant

Midland, MI---Creative 360 has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees to be disbursed from the Harry J. Beamish Unrestricted Endowment Fund. The grant is in support of the non-profit’s Express…

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Creative 360 Presents Love, Loss And What I Wore

Midland, MI -- The reader’s theatre production Love, Loss and What I Wore is coming to Creative 360’s Gallery Stage.Love, Loss and What I Wore is an intimate collection of true-life stories by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the best-seller by…

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Creative 360 Receives Kiwanis Grant

Midland, MI---Creative 360 recently received a $1,500 grant from the Midland Kiwanis Foundation to support preparation and delivery of the Express Yourself Artshop Exhibit & Showcase planned for autumn 2016. The Artshop Exhibit & Showcase…

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National Endowment for the Arts Awards more than $27.6 Million Across Nation

Midland, MI---In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. Today, the NEA announced awards…

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Allise Noble Joins Creative 360 Staff

Midland, MI - Creative 360 recently said good-bye to their Artshop Program Coordinator, Rachel Gaffney, who was instrumental in the successful start-up of Express Yourself Artshop in 2013. The staff and students miss Rachel, but are also pleased…

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Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Hosts Exceptional Empowered Women Exhibit

Midland, MI---The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library mezzanine will have on display the talents of ten local artists October 20 to October 30 in recognition of Cultural Awareness month. The exhibition titled, “Exceptional Empowered Women” includes…

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SWAAG Program Explores Connections Between Art And Science

Midland, MI---Each Wednesday, a group of middle school students boards a bus at Delta College to make their way to Creative 360 in Midland where they participate in the Scientific Wonders and Artful Genius (SWAAG) program from  5:30-7:00 p.m. A…

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Creative 360 Hosts International Day Of Peace Family Celebration

Creative 360 will host a celebration in observance of the International Day of Peace with activities to allow everyone to spend an afternoon focused on peace. Attendance is free of charge.“The date for the International Day of Peace is actually…

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Kendricks Named Honorary Chairs For Creative 360’S Annual Fundraiser

Midland, Mich. – Creative 360 has named Jennifer (Jenny) and Kevin Kendrick as honorary chairpersons for its second annual fundraiser luncheon, scheduled for Lunch is complimentary. Many local businesses are sponsoring the event.The Kendricks…

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Creative 360 Hosts Presentation On Life In Sao Paulo

Stephanie Cirihal will share her experiences as an expatriate in one of the largest cities in the world. The recently returned Cirihal called Sao Paulo home for four years. Come prepared to cringe, cry and laugh as she shares the good, the bad and…

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Michigan Premier of “Breath Made Visible” at Creative 360

Midland, MI -- The Great Lakes Bay Region will be treated to the Michigan premier of the award-winning documentary “Breath Made Visible”. The cinematic portrait details the life and performances of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who…

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Creative 360 Receives Grant From Midland Area Community Foundation

Midland, MI---The Midland Area Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Creative 360 from its Unrestricted Endowment Fund. The grant is in support of a wellness pathway planned for the nonprofit’s outdoor…

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New Summer Camps Spark Imagination and Ignite Creativity

Midland, MI - Creative 360 continues its long-running and popular Not Just Vanilla camps and this summer also brings new camps to stretch children’s imaginations through creative play, writing and exploration.    Kid Around Reader’s…

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Creative 360 Announces Artfest 55 Winners

Midland, MI---Creative 360 presented awards to 23 Michigan artists during Friday’s exhibit opening reception and award ceremony of the 6th annual  Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creative talents of those 55 and better. The non-profit…

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Community Mosaic Project Begins June 13, 2015

Midland, MI---The community is invited to become a part of Midland’s art history and participate in adding to permanent mosaic structures at Creative 360, located at 1517 Bayliss St. in Midland. During nine Saturdays throughout the summer and…

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Creative 360 Hosts Sixth Annual Artfest 55 Visual, Written Word And Talent Competition

Midland, MI - Creative 360 invites the community to attend the Artfest 55 exhibit opening and award ceremony. The annual festival celebrates the creative spirit of Michigan residents who are 55 and better and includes monetary award presentations…

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Creative 360 Announces River Days Art Fair, Tent Rental

Midland, MI - Creative 360 will host an Art Fair during this year’s annual River Days festival. The one-day art fair will take place as part of the River Days festival at Chippewassee Park on Friday, July 17 from 5:00-9:30 pm. Artists, crafters…

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Community Gardens Offer Organic Gardening Space

Midland, MI - Creative 360 offers local residents organic garden bed for its fourth season. The Creative 360 Community Gardens were initiated by neighborhood native, Holly Harris four years ago who saw an opportunity for local residents to grow,…

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Jan List Memorial Sculpture to Honor Creativity

Creative 360 and Jan List’s friends and family are leading a sculpture project designed to memorialize Jan List, a beloved resident of the Great Lakes Bay Region. This public sculpture will stand on the grounds of Creative 360 in tribute to List…

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Creative 360 Luncheon Honors Alice Buchalter

Midland, MI - Creative 360 will honor Alice Buchalter (80) at a luncheon as part of its Yes We Can! program. Alice is being honored as a pioneer in advancing sports for girls and has been a wonderful mentor for many young girls over the years.…

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Enjoy Betty Baxter In A Yes We Can! Sunday Concert

Midland, MI -- At 83, Vocalist Betty Baxter remains a much sought after performer in central Michigan. Known as “Satin Sounds,” Baxter’s performances are engaging, personal and infectious. She recently launched a new CD, Love Remembers.…

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Call for Art – Creative 360’s 6th Annual Artfest 55

Midland, MI - Creative 360 is seeking original performance, visual and written art for the 6th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating Michigan’s artists who are 55 and older. The festival features a juried visual art exhibit, a talent show and a…

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Creative 360 Announces Piece By Piece Exhibit Winners

Midland, MI - On display in the Creative 360 gallery through April 24 is a juried exhibition of art that was created “piece by piece” by 47 artists representing 15 Michigan cities. The works include mosaic, assemblage, collage, quilting, and…

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Yes We Can! Luncheon - How Midland Has Changed the World

Midland, MI - Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Northwood’s NADA Center and get a fascinating view into Midland’s history from long-time Midland residents Bill Barker and Etcyl Blair with moderator Gary Skory. Bill Barker, former Dow Chemical…

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Creative 360 Presents 'Life in the Foreign Service' with Dr.Kathleen List

Midland, MI - Dr. Kathleen List spent 20 years as a U.S. Diplomat. During her remarkable career, she served in Mexico, El Salvador, Liberia, Washington D.C., Cuba, Brazil and Djibouti. Now retired and living in Midland, she has many fascinating…

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Creative 360’s Creating Together Piece By Piece Exhibition

Midland, MI - Join Creative 360 for the Piece by Piece Exhibition Opening Reception. The juried exhibition features art that has been created “piece by piece,” and includes mosaic, assemblage, collage, quilting, and more.Sarah Lippert, Ph.D,…

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Final Week to Bid on Autographed Rose Bowl Football

Midland, MI - This is the final week to bid for a chance to own a 2014 autographed Rose Bowl football signed by Head Michigan State Football Coach Mark Dantonio! The highest bid is currently $400. The final high bid will be matched by Ieuter…

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Creative 360 Receives MCACA Grant

Midland, MI - Creative 360 has been awarded a grant of $18,750 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 494 applications to compete for MCACA…

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Creative 360 Adds Playwright and Acting Classes

Midland, MI - Creative 360 is pleased to offer three special programs for playwrights and actors during the winter semester. All begin in January. You can register at the Creative 360 website at becreative360.org or call the office at 989-837-1885.…

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Creative 360 Holds Art Sale

Midland, MI - Creative 360 is holding its fifth annual Second Hand Picasso art sale and fundraiser beginning December 12. The sale offers an opportunity to refresh and invigorate a personal art collection or to find a unique gift at budget prices.…

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Creative 360 Receives Matching Grant From The Herbert H. And Grace A. Dow Foundation

Midland, MI - Creative 360 has been awarded a matching grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. The grant will match $1 up to $50,000 per year for every dollar Creative 360 receives in cash contributions from individuals or businesses…

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Creative 360’s Art In The Dark Exhibit Encourages Visitors To Please Touch The Art!

Midland, MI - Creative 360 extends an invitation to the community to come touch the art during its Art in the Dark exhibit opening reception this Friday. The exhibit, sponsored by the Midland Lions Club, features art created by Marguerite Bronson…

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Creative 360’s Humanities Speaker Series Continues With James M. Hitt On Wellness at The End Of Life

Midland, MI -- SVSU Philosophy Professor James M. Hitt will explore the notion of a good death. No one wants to die badly and the war against death is not winnable. Hitt will explore questions that center on controversies surrounding brain death…

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Creative 360 Hosts Ted (Roethke) Talk and Wine Tasting Event

Midland, MI - Creative 360 will host a wine tasting event as part of the 2014 Theodore Roethke Poetry and Arts Festival. In addition to the wine tasting, Friends of Theodore Roethke Vice-President Mike Kolleth will be on hand to offer a history of…

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Creative 360 Presents Dr. Marsha MacDowell On Folk, Outsider and Visionary Art

Midland, MI -- Dr. Marsha MacDowell will deliver Creative 360’s next Vision Quest speaker series presentation. MacDowell, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Michigan State University (MSU) will talk about art - specifically what…

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