Welcome to 4th Avenue Artworks!
We exist for the love of sharing art! We are a non-profit Art Education Center and Artisan Gallery located in Lake Odessa, MI. We offer classes for school-age children, youth and adults, in our classroom space, which is available for rent at a minimal cost. Teach a class for adults or kids, host your private party or corporate event in our inspiring space while letting your creativity flow!
Art Education - We host classes in a variety of media, including sketch, paint, fluid pour, and more! Our space can also be rented for private parties, corporate events, and make-and-take craft parties.
Artisan Gallery - We are also the host of an Artisan Gallery, where you will find the amazing creations of several local artists on display for purchase. A portion of all sales goes to support our non-profit organization.
We Need Teachers! - If you are interested in teaching a class for kids or adults, please contact us! You do not have to be a certified art teacher in order to offer classes here, although many of our teachers are professional artists.
We Need Volunteers! - Do you love sharing art, but are not interested in teaching? We would love to have you as a volunteers to assist during classes and provide open gallery hours. There are many other opportunities to serve behind the scenes. Contact us today!
28th Annual Christmas 'Round the Town
Join us for "RED" - a Christmas themed art showing in our Artisan Gallery, while several local artists "deck our halls" with amazing demonstrations! See below for details!
Demos Happening Nov 29, 9a-6p & Nov 30 9a-3p
Fluid Pour with Dawn Benedict | Get on our Class Waiting List
Local artist Dawn will demonstrate what she does in her on-going workshops for ages Teen -Adult in the ever-popular medium of Acrylic Fluid Paint-pouring & Jewelry Making. Many people love this medium because of it's extremely simple technique producing striking and elegant patterns that any level artist can be successful.
One of the most popular take-homes from these workshops are a wooden cut-out of the lower and upper peninsula of Michigan. The jewelry is made from the "skins" left after the pouring is finished, and produce gorgeous results. They make awesome gifts, too!
Rebecca Stafford | Gouache Artistry Demo
Rebecca Stafford, another talented local artist, will demo a beautiful, yet inexpensive way to create a gorgeous portrait that has the quality look of an oil painting using gouache as a medium. Get on her list for her next class that will be offered soon to learn this technique!
She has been doing Pet Portraits in acrylics with a group of talented young artists during October, and you will be able to see some of those displayed in our Gallery. Becky also sits on our Board of Directors as our Vice-President!
Dona Battisfore-Krebs & Jean Boven | Alcohol Ink Art Demo
These guest artists will demonstrate the beautiful medium of alcohol ink art! They do this on art paper, tile, canvas, and a variety of other surfaces. Alcohol Ink can be as controlled or as free spirited as the artist desires.
Come prepared to see a variety of styles demonstrated, but with a focus on creating gorgeous holiday wreaths, as pictured!