Great Lakes Center For The Arts


People trying to make their one square mile a better place,” responded John Bracey (pictured left) when asked about the role of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Bracey, who has been with the state funded agency since 1997 and currently serves as the Executive Director, believe… READ MORE

Construction Update

Tremendous progress continues with the construction of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, as the reality of this dream comes to life. Workers appreciate the gorgeous fall weather while finishing the exterior and preparing for the coming winter.  It is now possible to stand on the stage and i… READ MORE


Join Interlochen Arts Camp faculty on Center Stage Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for an unforgettable evening of jazz, America’s own music. These acclaimed performers come from prestigious universities, conservatories and professional performing organizations. With a shared passion of mus… READ MORE


With the changing leaves, cooler evenings and shorter days, autumn is a time to reflect, and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us in Northern Michigan. Looking back at this summer, we are ever grateful and humbled by your support. The staff, leadership and Board of Directors at the Great Lakes Center f… READ MORE

Great Lakes Center for the Arts announces new Board members

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts continues to build its leadership team as construction progresses on this new social and cultural hub in Northern Michigan opening in July 2018. The Center’s Executive Director, Jill O’Neill, recently announced the expansion of the Center’s Boar… READ MORE

“An evening with Michael Kaiser” draws over 100 guests

June 15, 2017 The Great Lakes Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Fifth Third Private Bank, hosted a very special evening June 15, 2017, with Michael Kaiser presenting, “The Importance of Healthy Arts Organizations in Thriving Communities.” The event took place at the Walloo… READ MORE

Behind the scenes: Designing an exceptional theater experience

In just over a month, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts will announce our 2018 Premiere Summer Season programming! What can guests expect of the experience inside the state-of-the-art, 500-seat theater, along with outstanding performing artists? An exceptional theater immersion, due to cons… READ MORE
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Intellectual Dialogue
  • Movies & Film
  • Education