Arts center receives grant funds to replace heating system.

May 20, 2015

LUDINGTON —  The Ludington Area Center for the Arts announced today that it was awarded a grant from the Community Foundation for Mason County in the amount of $11,000. The grant will fund critical repairs and upgrades at the facility including replacement of an outdated heating system and installation of a new stair lift providing access to the LACA Performance Hall for patrons with mobility issues.

“These grant funds are critical to the continued operation of the arts center,” said LACA Executive Director Corinn VanWyck. “These upgrades will allow us to better serve the community and will save money on utilities costs and repairs – allowing us to focus our limited budget on serving the community through arts programming.”

The LACA seeks grant funding whenever possible to ensure long term sustainability of the organization. A portion grant funds from the Community Foundation for Mason County earmarked for the heating system upgrade will be combined with additional grant funds received from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to fund a comprehensive heating system upgrade. The extensive project will replace obsolete and unreliable boilers and water heaters with new energy efficient models. The scope of this project would have been too costly for the LACA to complete without the aid of this critical grant funding.

“Both the heating upgrade and the chair lift replacement are critical repairs that would not be possible without the support received through this grant from the Community Foundation for Mason County,” VanWyck said. “Both the heating and chairlift upgrades will begin in June and will be completed by the end of this summer.