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Charlevoix Circle of Arts RECEIVES MATCHING GRANT

November 23, 2021
 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been awarded a grant of $16,250 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of nearly 600 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2021 funding.

 “This grant is so important because it provides essential funding to help maintain operations of Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ building, staffing, and programs that benefit over 5,000 people each year,” explains Sarah Matye, Executive Director.

 

“This past year, even in the face of a national pandemic,  we’ve been able to grow and continue our exhibits, art classes, children’s education, community collaborations, dance instruction, lectures, special events and more. This progress wouldn’t be possible without grants such as this, and we are so grateful for the State’s support of arts and culture opportunities that help to enhance the quality of life for those in our community,” says Matye.

 

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local contributions to the Charlevoix Circle of Arts received from individuals, members, businesses and foundations will help to meet the matching grant requirements.

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces Coloring Contest Winner

November 15, 2021

Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces Coloring Contest Winner!

In conjunction with Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ (CCA) recent exhibit “Presence,” which showcased the work of two local artists: Paul Varga and Steve Toornman, CCA also provided children an opportunity to participate through the “Presence” coloring contest.

During the month of October, children ages 18 and younger were encouraged to complete the free coloring page and turn it in for a chance to win a gift bag of art supplies and more. These submissions also became part of the exhibition itself, with the foyer walls soon covered in children’s coloring masterpieces and welcoming all who came to see the show.

CCA received nearly 200 entries from area children, and on November 1st a winner was randomly drawn. Kira Lounsbury, age 5 of Boyne City Elementary School was selected as the winner.

Thank you to all who participated. CCA plans to continue to provide free and low-cost creative opportunities for area youth as part of our mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts.

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ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT & WET PAINT SALE

July 15 & 16, 2021

Charlevoix Circle of Arts held its annual Plein Air Paint Out with over 30 local Michigan artists participating.  For two days, artists painted the local beaches, parks, trails, and vistas Charlevoix offers, with an emphasis on highlighting the City of Charlevoix’s public parks and recreation areas.  Following the paint out artists participated in a Wet Paint Sale and reception open to the public.  The event was sponsored by Pat O'Brien Real Estate and Stafford's Weathervane.

Liz Erlewine from Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI juried with event with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners as well as Honorable Mentions.

 

1st place - Louise Pond, "City Beach"

2nd place - Trish Morgan, "Depot Beach Park"
3rd place - TJ Lick, "Charlevoix Points North"

Honorable Mentions: 

Robert Perrish, "Morning at the Depot"

Brian Goff, "Sailing School"

Nancy Nordlloh Neville, "Back Entrance"

Margie Guyot, "Storm Clouds"

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts RECEIVES PEOPLE FUND GRANT

May 24, 2021

Charlevoix Circle of Arts received a grant of $1,820 from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund.
The grant will be used to purchase and install a new Marley vinyl dance floor in our dance studio classroom space.

Members of Great Lakes Energy support the People Fund by voluntarily rounding up their bills to the next highest dollar.  The rounded up amount is distributed to non-profit organizations and charitable activities that benefit people in communities served by the cooperative.  Please contact Great Lakes Energy, 888-485-2537 or visit gtlakes.com for details.

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St. Mary's Pre-K Class Field Trip to "DREAM TO REALITY"

May 10, 2021

Preschool students from St. Mary's School in Charlevoix toured the Circle of Arts "Dream to Reality" exhibition showcasing local artist Kim Richelle.  Students, teachers and parents had an opportunity to take in the exhibit, which included original art pieces depicting fairies, folklore, mermaids, and Tarot.  The children completed a scavenger hunt in the gallery to spot items in the various images on display, and teacher Amy Baldwin led a story time.  Each student was able to get their photo taken in front of Richelle's hand painted mural of monarch butterfly wings as well as take home one of Charlevoix Circle of Arts' "Take & Make" fairy themed art kits.  It was a magical time!

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts RECEIVES MCACA MATCHING GRANT

November 18, 2020

Charlevoix Circle of Arts 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. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of nearly 600 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2021 funding.

 “This grant is so important because it provides support for operational costs that are essential to maintaining the programs and services of Charlevoix Circle of Arts,” explained Sarah Matye, Executive Director. “We are so grateful for the state’s support of arts and culture opportunities that help to enhance the quality of life for those in our community,” said Matye.  

 

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local contributions to the Charlevoix Circle of Arts received from individuals, members, businesses and foundations will help to meet the matching grant requirements.

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces Coloring Contest Winner

November 10, 2020

Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces Coloring Contest Winner

 

Charlevoix, MI, November 10, 2020— In conjunction with Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ (CCA) recent exhibit “Time with Eagles,” which showcased dozens of stunning wildlife images by Charlevoix photographer Bill Dietrich, CCA also provided children an opportunity to participate through the “Time with Eagles” coloring contest.

 

During the month of October, children ages 18 and younger were encouraged to complete the free eagle coloring page and turn it in for a chance to win “Star of the Show,” a Bill Dietrich original eagle photograph. These submissions also became part of the exhibition itself, with the foyer walls soon covered in children’s coloring masterpieces and welcoming all who came to see the show.

 

CCA received nearly 100 entries from area children, and on November 1st a winner was randomly drawn. Chloe Habel, age 7 of Charlevoix Elementary School was selected as the winner.

 

Thank you to all who participated. CCA plans to continue to provide free and low-cost creative opportunities for area youth as part of our mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts.

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PETOSKEY ROTARY CLUB CHARITIES PROVIDES HANDRAIL AT CCA

August 15, 2020

Charlevoix Circle of Arts (CCA) was awarded a grant of $1,700 from Petoskey Rotary Club Charities to help with the cost of installing a new exterior handrail along the stepped walkway of the front entry, improving accessibility to the building.

The handrail was built and installed by BD Welding and Fabrication and will help visitors make their way more safely to the CCA’s front door, especially during slippery winter months. We are so thankful for the Petoskey Rotary Club’s support of this project and are thrilled with the improvement to our building!

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CCA RECEIVES GRANT FROM CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

July 15, 2020

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (C3F). The grant was awarded through C3F’s recent Organizational Support Cycle.  This grant provides crucial funding for operating costs that are essential to maintaining the Circle’s programs and services, , especially during the challenging times of this pandemic.

 

We are so grateful for C3F’s support of our organization and our mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts! 

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CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS RECEIVES MATCHING GRANT 

July 13, 2020

 

Thanks to our community's generous support through our Patronicity campaign, the Charlevoix Circle of Arts reached its fundraising goal-- allowing us to receive the full matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation! Together, we raised a total of $10,820 to support our mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts! Thank you again for helping local arts thrive in our community.

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CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS FEATURED IN TRAVEL AWAITS 

July 9, 2020

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been featured in the Travel Awaits article 'How To Spend The Perfect Weekend In Charming Charlevoix, Michigan':  https://www.travelawaits.com/2496068/weekend-in-charlevoix-michigan

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ST. MARY'S SCHOOL VISITS THE CCA

February 20, 2020

 

Charlevoix's St. Mary's School pre-k class came to visit our "Best of the Charlevoix Photography Club" exhibit.  Students, teachers and parents had an opportunity to take in the exhibit of over 80 unique photographs by the local photography club.  We also created a photo-related activity for the students with the use Polaroid cameras for taking each other's Polaroids photos and creating a memorable cards to take home.

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CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS RECEIVES MATCHING GRANT

October 31, 2019

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been awarded a grant of $13,500 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 659 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2020 funding.

 “This grant is so important because it provides support for administrative and operational costs that are essential to maintaining the programs and services of the Circle of Arts,” explained Sarah Matye, Executive Director. “We are so grateful for the state’s support of arts and culture opportunities that help to enhance the quality of life for those in our community,” said Matye.  

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local contributions to the Charlevoix Circle of Arts received from individuals, members, businesses and foundations will help to meet the matching grant requirements.