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LEA-logo  Lake Effect Arts receives grants!

The Art Center is pleased to announce the recent receipt of three significant grants:

$500 from Cloverland Electric Cooperative to upgrade the lighting in the mBank Ares & Culture Center.

$2,000 Arts Project Minigrant from CUPPAD and MCACA (Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs) for our 2021 Kid’s Summer Art Camp. This is a matching grant and must be matched with cash and/or in-kind donations.

$12,942 Capital Improvement grant from MCACA. This is also a matching grant and must be matched with cash and/or newly manufactured products. This grant will be used to help make our Center more ADA compliant and to make repairs on the building. A complete list of awarded grants by county can be found here -

We’re very happy to see this money coming into Schoolcraft County. We would not have been awarded these grants if it weren’t for the continued support we have received from the community.

LEA-logo  Lake Effect Art Gallery Receives MEDC Grant!

Lake Effect Art Gallery was approved for a Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Local Small Business matching funds grant program. The Gallery launched a crowd funding campaign at to raise money for this grant. The goal was $3000 (the amount of the grant match). THANKS to all of YOU who donated we not only met the goal it was exceeded!! This will go a long way toward getting us through this rough patch. Click on the above link for more information about the grant.

The Gallery was able to open its door July 1 in its wonderful new location and is now up and running, to the delight of customers, visitors, artists and volunteers who keep it going. Come and visit us!