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Mission Statement
The mission of Lake Effect Community Arts Center is to enrich the cultural lives of the residents of and visitors to Schoolcraft County by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; promoting, presenting and encouraging artists and educational activities; and increasing the community’s awareness and appreciation for the arts.

Philosophy
Lake Effect Community Arts is dedicated to encouraging creativity at all levels, providing an opportunity for people to be involved in the arts and to connect with others with similar interests. With a positive and inviting philosophy LECAC allows all members of the community to discover, share in and enjoy a wide variety of arts disciplines. LECAC works with and encourages cooperation among other area organizations with similar interests and goals to bring people and the arts together and to enhance the quality of life through the arts. LECAC strives to operate in a sustainable and eco-oriented manner.

Purpose
The purpose of Lake Effect Community Arts Center is to encourage and nurture an appreciation for and participation in the arts, visual arts, music, theatre and dance, for and by the citizens of Schoolcraft County, by sponsoring and providing classes, workshops, exhibits, public performances, and other such services and programs that will help to further that goal, and make the arts more accessible to all of the people in the area. The corporation is organized exclusively as a charitable-purpose group providing services beneficial to the public interest as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is incorporated in the State of Michigan as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation as of March 25, 2011.

Goals:
    «» Provide classes and educational programs in the arts for the
            general public
    «» Have a venue and opportunities for local artists to exhibit and
            sell their artwork
    «» Have a strong membership and volunteer base
    «» Host special arts oriented events
    «» Have space for arts related drop-in and non-instructional gatherings
    «» Host and have space for special art exhibits
    «» To have the capacity to fulfill our mission
    «» To operate in a sustainable and eco-oriented manner
    «» To create a vibrant and healthy arts community
    «» To allow creativity and to have fun Provide classes and educational
            programs in the arts for the general public