Beer/Wine and Cheese Tasting and Art Show on the Train

Calling all artists!
The Coopersville Area Arts Council is inviting local artists to apply to display original fine artwork at their annual Wine And Cheese event being held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Coopersville Pocket Park and Coopersville/Marne Train Station, both on the corner of Main Street and Eastmanville Street.

The exhibit is to display original fine art. Photos of the entries are to be emailed to with the application.
(Please email the Arts Council to request an application.) The entries will then be juried and chosen for the event, with no more than four entries accepted by one artist. The artists can choose to simply have their artwork on display, or to have it for sale at the event. The artist is encouraged to attend the Wine and Cheese event as long as they are 21 years of age or older -their price of admission is to donate one piece of their artwork for the silent auction also being held that night at the event. If the artist is under 21 years of age, but would like to sell their work, they can be represented at the event by a parent or guardian. The deadline for applications and photos to be emailed to CAAC is August 13, 2021.

The Wine and Cheese event begins at 6:00 p.m., and all are invited to attend. There will be
entertainment, great wine and cheese, and with the help of our local artists, great art to admire and perhaps, purchase. Admission price is $15.00 per person and $11.00 for CAAC members. Again, only persons 21 years of age or older can attend.

The Coopersville Area Arts Council exists to promote all fine art endeavors within our local
community and surrounding area. The purpose of the CAAC is to educate and help stimulate, promote and develop interest in the arts, crafts, and humanities by providing services and information to people and organizations in the Coopersville area. This upcoming event is one of the many ways that the CAAC hopes to achieve this goal.


The entries must be original fine art pieces. There is no charge to the artist to display their pieces. Each artist will have no more than 4 pieces on display at the exhibition.

The entries are juried. Photos of the pieces to be considered must be included with the application. The pieces to be in the exhibit will be chosen from the entries submitted. There is no guarantee that all pieces submitted will be accepted to be part of the exhibit.

The art work is to be delivered to the Coopersville /Marne Train Station, 306 Main Street, Coopersville, Michigan between 12:00-4:00 p.m. on the day of the exhibit, Saturday, September 25. All art pieces must be picked up by 9:00 p.m. on that day. The Coopersville Area Arts Council is not responsible for damages to any art work displayed.

Artists may choose to simply have their work for display or to sell their work. If the artist intends to sell their work, they must be in attendance at the event to handle all sales personally. Everyone must be 21 years of age to attend the CAAC Wine and Cheese event. Any artist under 21 years of age would not be able to attend the event.

The artists who are 21 years of age or older are encouraged to attend the event. Their price of admission is to donate one additional piece of original fine art for the silent auction to be held at the event. See the CAAC website for information about general admission prices for friends and family.

Email all applications and photos of art entries to: by Friday, August 13. If preferred, hard copies of the application and photos can be sent to: Coopersville Area Arts Council, P.O. Box 171, Coopersville, MI. 49404. The artists will be notified by phone or email if their work is accepted for display.


Community Jazz Band Concert and Ice Cream Social

Get ready for a real summer treat! On Monday, July 26 at 7pm, the Coopersville Area Arts Council will be hosting a summer concert and free ice cream social for the Coopersville Community. The featured musical group will be the Coopersville Alumni Alley Cats Jazz Band, under the direction of Luanne DeVries.

The concert will take place at Veteran’s Park on Randall Street. Free ice cream will be offered by the Coopersville Area Arts Council to all who attend. Donations to the Arts Council will be accepted during the evening. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come make this an opportunity for the whole family.


Come join us for a night of tasting delicious craft beers and wines at our Annual Membership Meeting! This is event is open to the public and it is a great way to introduce yourself to wine and craft beer tasting! There is a $10.00 cover charge. Various hot and cold appetizers will be available to munch on through the evening. Drink tickets are $2.00 apiece, and tastings will be 1 or 2 tickets. Beer and wine will be provided by Tasker’s Drug Store. Don’t miss out on this fun event!  
We will be holding the Annual Meeting March 21st from 6:30PM to 9PM at the Coopersville VFW Hall on 64th Ave this year. We will have Elections to the Board of Directors. If you are interested in running for a position on the Board, please send an email to and let us know!

The Lion King, Jr.



along with a Grant from the




JUNE  21 at 7:00PM and June 22 at 3:00PM

CENTERSTAGE THEATRE  –  198 East St, Coopersville, MI 49404

$5.00 ADULTS & $3.00 STUDENTS

Music & Lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice
Additional Music & Lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer
Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor

Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics and
“Luau Hawaiian Treat” written by Will Van Dyke
“It’s a Small World” written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Disney’s The Lion King JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY  10019 Script, music, and all other material © 2015 Disney Broadway Junior and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved.


April 15 – 7:30PM – Community Band Concert – Centerstage Theatre

Thursday Nights – 7PM – Community Choir Practices – Middle School Choir Room-New Members always welcome! No practice on March 21st.

June 10 – 22 – 2PM-8PM – Summer Theatre Camp for Grades 5-9 – $250 Registration Fee – Lion King Jr.   Email to get a Registration Form.

June 17 – 22 – 8:30AM-1PM – Summer Theatre “Crew Camp” for Grades 5-9 – Registration Fee $100 – Lion King Jr.  Email to get a Registration Form.

June 21 – Summer Theatre Camp Show – “Lion King Jr” – EVENING PERFORMANCE TIME 7PM

June 22 – Summer Theatre Camp Show – “Lion King Jr” – AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE TIME 3PM

July 22 – 7PM – “Alley Cats” Community Jazz Band Concert & Ice Cream Social – Veteran’s Park – Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a FREE CONCERT!

DATES TO BE DETERMINED: Cookies & Canvas, Wine & Canvas, Annual Beer, Wine & Cheese Fundraiser, Fall Mystery Theatre, Winter Wonderettes.


Coopersville Area Arts Council will be sponsoring “The Lion King Experience” Summer Theatre Camp, directed by Dave Inbody, at Coopersville High School June 10 through 22, 2019. Students participating in the camp will be involved in creating the characters of “The Lion King Jr.” and performing the show on Friday, June 21 and Saturday afternoon, June 22 at the Centerstage Theatre. The camp will be open to students entering 5th through 9th grades. Camp hours will be 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday of each week. The cost will be $250.00 for the two-week camp. Registrations will be available online and at South Elementary and Coopersville Middle School on March 1. A “CREW CAMP” will be held the week of June 17 through 22 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM for students interested in a “BACKSTAGE” experience. This crew will be creating sets, lighting, and sound for the “ Lion King Jr”.  Show. Registrations will be available for this camp by March 1. Plan now to have your student involved in this exciting experience.


Choir resumes

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Coopersville Community Choir rehearsals (directed by Dave Inbody) will be starting again on March 7, 2019. Practices are every Thursday evening at the Coopersville Middle School Choir room. (The main entry doors to the school will be open.) If you enjoy singing a variety of styles of music, come and join us!!! NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!!!! Rehearsals start at 7:00PM and will end at 8:30PM.