Arts and Culture
Montcalm Community college strives to enrich the greater Montcalm area by offering sustainable access to a variety of artistic and cultural opportunities. MCC’s cultural offerings include trips to Chicago; ArtPrize in Grand Rapids; Stratford, Ontario, Canada to view a Shakespeare production; and others; as well as musical presentations by local, regional and national artists; theater productions, art exhibits, lectures and more.
art galleryMCC’s Art Gallery features open display areas for student and community art exhibits and sales. Located in the Instruction North Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A 2007 renovation added rooms for ceramics, drawing, painting and photography instruction.
Art exhibits and sales are held annually in the winter and spring.
barn theaterMCC’s Barn Theater is home to the college’s music and drama classes, which regularly offer performances on the historic stage. In addition, a variety of special performances, including musicians and theatrical productions from outside the college, are offered throughout the year.
heritage villageEstablished in 1987, Montcalm Heritage Village has grown to include 28 buildings on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus, and it features hundreds of artifacts from local areas depicting life in Michigan in turn the turn of the 20th Century.
ash lectureship seriesThe Stanley and Blanche Ash Lectureship Series aims to increase awareness of key issues of global and domestic importance.
heritage festivalThe annual Heritage Festival, in Heritage Village, on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus, is an annual three-day celebration in August that features historic displays, events, refreshments and entertainment for all ages.
MCC supports One Book One County Montcalm. Hosted by the public libraries of Montcalm County, this program encourages area residents to read the same book at the same time and share it with their friends and family, while enjoying a variety of events held throughout the county.