50 years of robust arts programs

In July we hosted an art celebration which included a permanent art installation by artist Cara O’Brien, as well as the dedication of our outdoor meeting space, called Spark Space, and the reveal of hand painted, one of a kind chairs.

Guests were able to interact with local artists, view the newly added art pieces, but also reflect on the history of our arts programs and the impact these programs have made on individuals, including Cara O’Brien. Cara shared that had she not participated in TrueNorth art programs when she was a student, she likely wouldn’t be a professional artist today. In addition to viewing these items, participants were able to see Newaygo County student artists work as their art is permanently on display at the TrueNorth Service Center.