Creative 360

  • Non-Profits
  • Art Instruction
1517 Bayliss St.
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 837-1885
(989) 837-1817 (fax)
Hours:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Weekdays. Call for evening and weekend hours.
  • About

    In 2020, Creative 360 is celebrating 25 years as a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization. 25 years ago, Cynthia Keefe and Linda Z. Smith founded “The Creative Spirit Center” with a vision to make creativity accessible to all. Since then, the nonprofit has become Creative 360 and welcomed countless people through its doors to express, expand and experience the creative process in all its forms. Creative 360’s mission is to create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. The organization’s core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive the culture at Creative 360. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

    Creative 360’s Express Yourself Artshop provides opportunities for arts education to people of all ages and abilities including those with disabilities. An Inclusive program, everyone is welcome to join an Artshop class or workshop, especially if you prefer a more relaxed pace as you create. Artshop is a safe and caring community of teachers, artists, students and staff that encourages and promotes each person’s self-expression through the arts.

    Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

    Vision: We envision a world in which creativity is integral to every life and its value is recognized.

    Mission: To create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities.

    Core Values

    * Inclusiveness – No matter your age, gender, race, beliefs, skills or life circumstances, you are welcome at Creative 360 and are free to be yourself.

    * Creativity – We believe that imagination and free expression are essential to any person’s life. We see creativity not as a finished product, but a journey of discovery, so we provide a non-judgmental atmosphere where all work is treasured.

    * Respect – We respect not only people, but also ideas. We are open to new and non-traditional programming. We believe in the power of saying “yes”.

    * Community – We believe that unity and compassion are components of a strong society. We work to bring people together.