The Cook Arts Center (CAC) is a vital community resource that gives children and adults in the Grandville Avenue neighborhood access to the arts and serves as a venue in which West Michigan artists can share their passions and talents with avid learners. Learn about some of our students here, here and here.
The CAC offers an artistically and culturally diverse out-of-school program that gives our students an opportunity to explore their creativity and enhance their skills, celebrate their own culture and the cultures of others, and develop a lifelong appreciation of the arts.
The CAC empowers our youth, engages their families, and builds community. Art may be the catalyst to get youth in our door, but once inside they discover other programs that enrich their lives, help them achieve academic success, and prepare them to be the next generation of leaders.
CAC programs include Aerial Tactic (a break dance crew), Girls Rock! Grand Rapids, Teen Leaders in the Arts, the Mexican Folkloric Dancers, and more.
All programs are free for residents of the Grandville Avenue (a.k.a. Roosevelt Park) neighborhood. Your support makes it possible for the Cook Arts Center to continue to provide these essential programs and services.
The Cook Arts Center is operated by Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities.