LAA MEMBER INFORMATION
The by-laws of the Lapeer Art Association state that the purpose of the organization, in part, is
“…to promote, encourage and advance the dissemination, appreciation and participation in the arts….”
For over 30 years the Lapeer Art Association has held a commitment to enhancing the cultural life of the Lapeer community. Through our gallery exhibits, participation in community events such as Lapeer Days, the Farmer’s Market, the “Just for You” exposition and holding art fairs and sales, the L.A.A. is a primary connection to applied fine arts in this community.
The Lapeer Art Association, incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1975, was founded by local artists who were involved with the 1972 Artrain visit to Lapeer. The L.A.A. has made a serious commitment to enhance the cultural life of this area by promoting, cultivating and encouraging art education opportunities.
In July 1995, the Lapeer Art Association purchased a building at 241 Daley Rd. in Lapeer. For ten years this served as a gallery with free shows available for the public and as a classroom for various art related classes.
In 2005, L.A.A. made the decision to sell the gallery building and rented gallery space in the new Lapeer Center for the Arts, Gallery 194, located in downtown Lapeer. This gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM, with themed shows changing every 4-7 weeks.
The Lapeer Art Association’s goal is to encourage and help new artists, bring artists together, promote the fine arts and provide opportunities in the community to be involved in the arts. In an effort to support and serve local artists, the L.A.A. encourages and welcomes ALL artists, both amateur and professional in all areas of fine arts and crafts.
Membership Opportunities and Benefits
|– An active member is expected to;||A fellowship member is encouraged to;||An arts patron member is welcome to;|
|– show their artwork in gallery shows and/or the gift shop||– attend general meetings and receptions||– work in the gallery|
|– work in the gallery||– join committees||– join committees|
|– attend general meetings and receptions||– work in the gallery||– attend general meetings and receptions|
|– join committees|
|A fellowship member will;||An arts patron member will;|
|An active member will;||– pay yearly dues of $35||– pay yearly dues of $50 +|
|– pay yearly dues of $35||– not show artwork||– receive a monthly newsletter|
|– pay 20% commission on gallery sales||– receive a monthly newsletter||– not show artwork|
|– pay 20% commission on gift shop sales||– be a voting member||– not vote|
|– receive a monthly newsletter|
|– be a voting member|
|– be able to run for the board after 6 months as member in good standing|
More information for the artist at the Lapeer Art Association’s For the Artist page.