Laughfest 2014 at the Arts Council
Friday, March 7
First floor dance studio
Join Angela Essick Dykes and Maureen, Certified Laughter Yoga leaders and teachers, for this opportunity to laugh for the health of it! Laughter Yoga is a unique concept based on the principle of "acting happiness" - tell your body what to do and your mind will follow! Through a series of simple exercises and breathing techniques, Laughter Yoga will unlock the door of your heart and soul, releasing your Inner Joy, thus re-acquainting you with the carefree, light-hearted spirit you once were. Learn more about Laughter Yoga and your instructors at the Laughfest website.
Amateur Stand-Up Showcase
Thursday, March 13
Come to the Arts Council and support these new fresh faces of stand-up comedy. You never know – you may witness a star in the making! Rated R - Really
Late Night Stand-Up Showcase
Thursday, March 13
Spend an evening laughing your head off enjoying these seasoned comics from around town and beyond. Rated R - Really
Note: All of these showcases are FREE Fast Pass events. Visit Lemonjellos in Holland to get all of your Holland Fast Pass show tickets.
What is a Fast Pass? A Fast Pass is a FREE ticket that guarantees the holder a seat as long as they are seated 15 minutes prior to the event start time. At 14 minutes prior to show time walk-up seating will begin, and Fast Passes will no longer be valid. A percentage of seats at Fast Pass venues will be kept open for walk-ups.
Call To Quilters
We are seeking a variety of quilts:
traditional, art, appliquéd, pieced or antique.
Entry form deadline:
April 1, 2014
Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2014 Top 20 Tulip Time Poster Winners! A work of art will be selected from these for the official Tulip Time poster. Also, the artwork is used on additional merchandise throughout the festival year.
The Holland Area Arts Council administers the Art in Bloom Competition. Artists from Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo counties were invited to submit artwork for the poster competition, as well as the Viewers’ Choice Awards.
2014 Top 20 Tulip Time Poster Winners
Betsey Buurma Morton
Mary Ann Dunn
Carrie L. Rogers-O'Neal
SAVE THE DATE
for Our Spring Fundraiser: "The Illustrated Table"
April 26, 2014
Imagine dining in a room filled with tables that have each been fabulously decorated with a famous artist or era as its theme. Alice in Wonderland place settings and Chris Van Allsburg centerpieces surround you... How deliciously inspiring!
Now add a bit of friendly competition! You and your friends can purchase a table and design the centerpiece and table settings based on your chosen theme. Your design could be rewarded with a fabulous prize! For more information on "The Illustrated Table," click here.
Brown Bag Lunch Series
The Brown Bag Lunch Series will resume February 2014
First Friday of the month
Founded in 2008 and directed by Hope College piano professor Dr. Andrew Le (Drew), Brown Bag has rapidly become one of the most popular and innovative music events in the Holland area. Built on the premise that classical music should be accessible by all, the series presents classical art music in a setting that is completely free of pretense: performers are required to wear jeans and talk to the audience about their selections, people of all ages are encouraged to come and go as they please, and everyone is encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and make as much or as little noise as they wish. Light beverages are also served.
The free Brown Bag concerts happen on the first Friday of every month of the academic year at the beautiful Holland Area Arts Council from 12-1PM. Each hour-long program consists of a wide variety of musical offerings primarily from Hope students, faculty, and staff.