Apr 28, 2011 | Arts & Culture, Grant History

Midland Center for the Arts means many things to many people:  a champion for active participation in the arts, an opportunity to speak the universal language of creativity, a place where global culture and community charm come together opening a whole new world of experiences.  With a 1,500-seat
auditorium, a 400-seat theatre, art galleries, a hands-on science museum, and a historical museum campus, MCFTA is a multifaceted jewel in our community.  Dazzling performers, brilliant lecturers, classes where education and inspiration intertwine, and exceptional exhibits make the MCFTA a vital asset for our region and beyond.

“Midland Center for the Arts envisions a world where the arts, sciences and humanities are not a frill, but a fuel for innovation, creativity, inspiration and fulfillment,” says Mike Hayes, President and CEO of the Center.  “The Gerstacker Foundation’s generous contributions ensure that MCFTA continues to be a magical place in our region, celebrating who we were, who we are and who we will be.”

The Gerstacker Foundation has given more than $2,950,000 since 1978 in support of the six organizations that call Midland Center for the Arts “home”:  Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Center Stage Theatre, MATRIX:MIDLAND, Midland Symphony Orchestra, Music Society Choral and Midland County Historical Society’s Heritage Park.