The Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts (LCVA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the visual arts in Lenawee County. Organized by a group of passionate local artists in 1998, the LCVA's first efforts were exhibitions of local artists in community locations. In 2000 the Millennium Project, consisting of 200 bronze panels done by 60 Lenawee artists was installed in Comstock Park in downtown Adrian. Seven or eight exhibits are presented each year by the LCVA and include the county-wide High School exhibition and K-8 show. The LCVA has been a vital cog in the development of the downtown Adrian Artalicious art fair that began in 2006. In 2010 an exciting collaboration with the Croswell Opera House moved the LCVA gallery into the heart of the Croswell where hundreds of patrons enjoyed both the visual and performing arts.
In collaboration with the City of Adrian, the LCVA established the Adrian Center for the Arts on an abandoned 55 acre former state property in 2015. The Art Center provides opportunities for established artists by making studios space available, for students of all ages wishing to learn about ceramics, woodworking, glass blowing, letterpress, painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography and for the public to be revitalized and empowered by the arts. The ACA enjoys broad support in the community as evidenced by the 4000 strong turnout for our Spring Fling event in 2016. The LCVA values high quality, broad based community collaborations with past programming with Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Boys and Girls Club, the Adrian College Youth Art Program, the HOPE Recreation Center, the Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Shelter, and area businesses not only at our home site but also at venues throughout the county at Hidden Lake Gardens, downtown Tecumseh, and the Michigan Welcome Center in Dundee.