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I Am the Greatest sculputre by John Sauve outside the ARS Gallery Arts Culture Center

"I am the Greatest" Beach Bash 2019

ARS Galllery 6th Annual I Am The Greates  Beach Bash 2019

Join ARS Arts & Culture Center for their 6th Annual “I Am The Greatest” Beach Bash with, Third Coast Surf Shop and North Pier Brewing. This event will serve to raise funds for the "I Am The Greatest" Program, which helps educate local at-risk youth. The classes at ARS are designed to teach and assist youth in assessing their strengths and determining their goals through lessons about community, public art, art and the history of Muhammad Ali. These classes run all year round, covering workshops, after school art classes, summer arts camp, and some of our students receive private art lessons.

Silent/live auction includes sailboat excursion, hotel packages, original paintings by well-known local artists, spa packages, restaurant experiences, surfboard, and giant baskets themed:1. Bigs Reds (a basket of big California red wines and snacks), 2. Beach themed, includes (beach chairs towel, wine holders and more), 3. Epicurean theme includes, (gourmet selection of foods & olive oil, condiments, crackers) these baskets are huge and will be chucked full of goodies!

Live entertainment by Jimmy Fastiggi and company, (with vintage surf music), hula lessons/performance (not hula hoops), fire dancing, and tiki toss!

We will be serving up pulled pork sliders, craft beer and libations, along with tropical fresh fruit and surf sweets, you will not walk away hungry!

Saturday, June 1 from 6-9pm at North Pier Brewing

Tickets are $30 per person, if you are unable to attend please consider making a donation.

Buy tickets online at Eventbrite or in person at ARS Gallery.

A Summer Arts Camp 2019: "NEW ZEALAND"

ARS Arts & Culture Center 2017 A Summer Arts Camp: AFRICA

Learn more about and sign up for this year's Summer Arts Camp

"I Am the Greatest" Coffee

IATG coffee

We have partnered with Uncommon Grounds and created a medium/dark roast, with earthy, floral, and fruity flavor notes, and a smooth finish. 100% of proceeds support youth in our community!

Fresh brewed coffee available every Thursday.

You may pre-order by contacting us at 269-208-4409 or stop in the gallery today to pick-up a bag.

Italian Coffee Club coming this September!

Encourage Enlighten & Engage in the Arts!

We received our not-for-profit status September 2014 and are officially a 501(C) 3 under the name ARS Arts & Culture Center. Our mission is to Encourage Enlighten & Engage in the Arts!

Our purpose is to provide a local community Art Center, which promotes, develops, and implements cultural, visual fine arts, and arts education to the community with a focus on at-risk youth in Benton Harbor and surrounding communities.

Your generous support provides critical unrestricted funding that allows for showing films, offering after school youth workshops, summer camp sponsorship, and other art center events throughout the year. Thank you for supporting the arts!

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ARS Arts & Culture Center Board of Directors

  • Anna Russo-Sieber, Founder & President
  • Stan Whitaker Jr., Vice President
  • Diane Genovese, Treasurer
  • Kevin Kellenberger, Secretary
  • Tiffany Butzbaugh, Board Member

Past Board Members

  • Meredith Schmidt
  • Dawn Yarbrough

147 Fifth St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 • 269.277.5090 • arsarts.culture@gmail.com
Gallery Hrs: Tue-Sat noon - 4 p.m. Also open during evening classes.

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