Few things contribute more to the vibrancy of a community than its appreciation for the arts.

The Van Singel Fine Arts Center has enriched our community tremendously through the years: whether a family attending one of more than 150+ professional touring shows that routed through this once-rural area, or an individual visiting to enjoy a regional art exhibit, our facility has been a tremendous force of growth and cultural opportunity in Byron Center. 

Impacting Our Quality of Life

Students, parents and area residents of all ages are inspired to imagine, create, express and enjoy the arts and appreciate the richness it brings into their lives. And it’s amazing that it all started with a truly visionary idea unheard of at the time!

Now, a robust fine arts program has grown within our school district; our venue plays host to student performances, educational workshops, daytime school shows, artist exhibits, community events, rentals, youth theatre, community theatre and more!

Art Exhibits

Accomplished artists from the West Michigan and around the world have showcased their talents and creations as a part of our Art Gallery Season. They have challenged young and old to see the world in a different way.

Educational Programs

Today, the arts are strong and alive in this once rural area. The interest and demand in the arts has become contagious. Maybe even more importantly, the self-supporting Van Singel Fine Arts Center has inspired other schools throughout Michigan and the nation..

Van Singel Youth Theatre - VSYT

he Van Singel Youth Theatre (VSYT) has been created to provide an extensive, more involved, theatre experience for elementary-age youth. Cost will be $175 per student, and class size will be limited to the first 75 students enrolled for the Spring 2023 session.

Practices are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school at Nickels Intermediate School. The production rehearses March and premieres in June.  Students in 3rd through 6th grade are eligible for participation.  

Enrollment is not yet open.  Please stay tuned to our website for more details!  

Community Theatre

Community Theatre will return to Byron Center in 2023!  Rehearsals are planned for mid-July and the production will premiere in September.  More details and show announcement to be posted soon!

Student Achievement

Scholarships, totaling upwards of $75,000, have been awarded to students with an appreciation and talent for the fine arts.