What's Happening at Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center

Event Details

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August 27, 2015

August 28, 2015

September 12, 2015

Location: 107 West Washington Street, Harford City, Indiana

Phone: 260-726-4809

Link: http://www.artsland.org

Event Description

August 12, 2015 Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 1:26 PM EDT

Needle felting class on Thursday, August 27th from 9AM-noon. Needle felting is a process which uses barbed needles to interlock wool fibers to form a more condensed material. Carol Tropf will be teaching the class. This class is open to the public and limited to six people. Cost is $35. To register call the Blackford County Arts Center at 765-348-4154. Hours of operation are Monday 10-2, Tuesday 10-2 and 3-7, Wednesday 3-7, and Thursday 10-2.


3rd Annual SummerFest Juried Art Show. The show will be open July 20th through August 28, 2015.
Works in any 2D medium, including photography qualify for entry.(No 3D at this time) All works must be original and must be ready to exhibit (i.e. framed ready to hang/no saw tooth hangers) and completed within the last 5 years. Applicants must be resident of Indiana. Judging will be done by Deborah Stapleton, Director of the Anderson Art Center. Completed entry form and non-refundable fee of $35 need to be received no later than July 10, 2015. Each artist may enter up to three pieces for the $35 fee. Forms can be picked up at Arts Place in Portland, IN, at the Blackford County Arts Center in Hartford City, or request a form by email artsland@artsland.org.
For more information contact Leslie Newton at leslovesart@yahoo.com, or 765-348-1677, or Tisha Trice at design@tricedesignstudio.com

Blackford County Center hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 3-7 and every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10-2.


Arts Place is currently accepting registrations for music lessons through its MusicWorks program. Lessons will be offered at the Blackford County Arts Center located at 107 West Washington Street, Hartford City and the Portland Center located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland. Registration forms and brochures are available at both centers or by calling 866-539-9911.

Lessons begin August 27 and continue through May of 2015 for a total of 33 weeks. All classes meet weekly at Arts Place. Priority registration for the fall ends August 17. After that date, students will be accepted on a space-available basis. Scholarships are available based on financial need and may be applied for at any time.

New MusicWorks students receive a 20% discount on individual instruction. MusicWorks 2013-14 students receive a 20% discount off individual lessons on a second instrument when they continue with their original instrument. There is an additional $50 discount if the total balance is made in one payment. Beginning this year, students enrolled in individual lessons may join any one ensemble for free.


Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center will be hosting a free event Saturday, September 12, 2015. Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited for a “Make-It and Take-It” activity. Children and families may attend the activity any time between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center will be accepting free-will donations to cover the cost of supplies.
For more information contact Leslie Newton at 765-348-1677, Kelley Carpenter at Kelleycarpenter21@gmail.com, or visit www.artsland.org.


Arts Place, Blackford County Center will be providing an evening of acrylic painting, light refreshments, and wine Saturday, September 12 from 6:30 pm -9:00 pm. The cost is $25.00 per person. A teaching artist will guide participants as they paint with acrylics and complete a painting by the end of the night. The class is for beginners and intermediate painters.

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