Since opening in 2011, C2C Gallery has been very active in our lakeshore community. We have supported local non-profit groups by either creating a piece of artwork to be sold with a percentage of the proceeds or a percentage of gallery sales being donated to the group. In 2012, we organized a Grand Haven High School Art show. Each spring high school students’ art is selected to exhibited all over downtown.
In 2014, we began organizing an annual 4th grade bus trip to ArtWalk. The goal is to offer a day of interactive learning showing that the arts can help our students learn creatively. It’s fun to be involved in the community sharing our love for the arts plus being of service to others.
“Keep the Lights On”
Fundraising for Grand Haven
We hosted a special teapot exhibit along with an evening focused on Grand Haven’s lighthouse. Jon McDonald donated a painting that was raffled that evening. Singer/songwriter, Susan Picking performed that evening.
GH Coal Tipple Competition winners
A competition was created focused on GH’s Coal Tipple. 19 artists participated. The winners were Julie Sanford and Bob Peskorse. Bob Walma created a video and organized a group to build awareness of the disrepair and needs of this local icon.
First Shop 4 Schools
A group of local citizens created this event supporting area schools. Our gallery participated by donating 10% of all sales that day. Customers loved supporting artists and their favorite schools.
May 2, 2014
3rd Annual GHHS
Student Art Show
We added jewelry to this student art show. Julie Sanford and Stacy Broas assisted us in selecting the best student art for 2014. It was a fun evening with the students and their families.
September 30, 2014
GHAPS 4th Graders
We organized a class trip for all of Grand Haven’s 4th graders to visit ArtWalk, create tessellations of their own, receive a free lunch courtesy of Harbor Restaurants. It was a fun day for students and chaperones. The students were able to connect math, reading, and working together toward a common goal to ART. Amazing!
November 7, 2014
Keep the Bowl Event
partnership with Bluebird Cancer Retreats
We partnered with Bluebird Cancer Retreats by hosting a “Keep the Bowl” event. We donated 50 bowls (made by Cyndi Casemier); had soup donated by area caterers; live music; and Ken Foster as our featured artist. We raised more than $1,200 for this non-profit.
March 6, 2015
First Friday Art Hop
Downtown Grand Haven
This was the First Community First Friday Art Hop. We connected area artists and merchants. Artists displayed a piece of artwork from 6-8pm in several downtown stores. The artisan explained their work to visitors. More than 12 merchants participated. This will continue to be a monthly event.
March 31, 2015
GHHS Student Art Show
Our 4th Student Art Show that now includes jewelry and ceramic artwork by GHHS students. We work collectively with Stacy Broas and Julie Sanford. Instructors Sheri Greene and Irene Sipes assist in the jury process. A fun evening for students and their families. We recognize the best student art of the area.
June 11, 2015
We worked with Lakeshore Office Furniture and the Purple Community non-profit to organize an evening of music, art, and Michigan wines/beers. All proceeds were donated to the Purple Community.
4th Grade Class Trip
September 29, 2015 ArtWalk
This year our class trip was focused on the traveling exhibit provided to Grand Haven by the Detroit Institute of Art. The students selected favorite reproductions of classical paintings. Returning to school, they worked in teams creating reports using their new IPADS.
February 5, 2016
Fundraiser for the
“Save the CatWalk Fund”
Think of Grand Haven and immediately, you think of our pier. Our boardwalk, lighthouse, and catwalk have been featured in thousands of paintings and photographs. As with all things, after many years the catwalk needs to be repaired. We teamed up with Desserts by Design and Aldea Coffee. Live music with Nick Kraus. 15% of all proceeds will be donated. Plus, we created a poster from one of Bob Walma’s images with a portion of the funds also being donated.
May 6, 2016
5th Annual GHHS Student Art Show
This year we added two dimensional art with the ceramic and jewelry component. The jurors were Cyndi Casemier, Julie Sanford, and Stacy Broas. It was exciting to hang student artwork in the windows of downtown stores. We recognized the best artwork in each category. Thank you to the teachers who work to stretch the creativity of the students. Gabrielle Rabon, a student musician, performed her harp.
JANUARY 13, 2017
WINE ABOUT WINTER COMMUNITY EVENT & C2C Gallery GLASS EXHIBIT BY ELI ZILKE
This is Grand Haven’s annual “Wine About Winter” event. Start by purchasing wine tasting tickets, and then wander in and out of local businesses enjoying a variety of wines while viewing local artwork.
C2C Gallery is a tasting venue this year. We will be providing refreshments to be enjoyed with our wine selection.
In addition to being a serving venue, we will also have Eli Zilke talking about his glass art and showing new installations.
Please join C2C and the entire downtown business community for Wine about Winter.