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The Great Lakes Center welcomes back vocalists from the Crooked Tree Arts Center Up North Vocal Institute, in concert at the Community Open House on July 8! GLCFA’S Community Open House will allow community members to explore the new state-of-the-art facility while enjoying… READ MORE

GLCFA Receives Mention by Governor Snyder

 Check out Governor Snyder’s remarks about arts and culture in Michigan! The Great Lakes Center for the Arts was mentioned by Governor Rick Snyder in this week’s State of the State Address in Lansing, Michigan. Speaker Pro Tempore Lee Chatfield welcomed Deana Blackburn, Board… READ MORE

Artist Spotlight – Sara Evans

The magnificent Sara Evans takes center stage at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts on July 28, 2018! She’s had five #1 singles and 14 Top 20 Country hits, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her… READ MORE

Comedian Tom Papa will Leave You Laughing this August

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is proud to welcome to the stage accomplished comedian, Tom Papa, on August 25, 2018 for a night of laughter, fun, and entertainment! With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding s… READ MORE

A Transforming Vision

It’s Spring Break time Up North and around the region, so we invite you on a trip with us! Bring your imaginations along through a photographic montage of current construction progress and how we will look when the curtains open in July 2018!
Watch our new aerial video!… READ MORE

GLCFA Jan 5 2018 Construction Update

Deep freeze outside, warmth in the GLCFA! While many lament the subzero temperatures that ushered in 2018 in Northern Michigan, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts couldn’t be happier to see this year arrive! In six short months the Center will raise the curtain and the Premiere Summer Season of ev… READ MORE

Thank you to Community Foundations


Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and Charlevoix County Community Foundation Award Grants to the Center!   As friends, neighbors and family gather to celebrate the wonder of the holiday season, we are reminded of the commitment of the people and organizations who work tog… READ MORE

Broadway star Matthew Morrison set to take the stage!

Wondering what to get your teenager, or anyone else who loves Broadway musicals and the hit TV series Glee for the holidays? Tickets to see Matthew Morrison in person at the Great Lakes Center of the Arts, of course!  On August 11, 2018, Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actor Matthew M… READ MORE

BEHIND THE SCENES with CJ Winnell, Technical Director

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is thrilled to welcome Charles (CJ) Winnell to the team as Technical Director. He has extensive knowledge and experience in production management, theatrical lighting, and sound design. Mr. Winnell will help accomplish the Center’s mission of bringing worl… READ MORE

The Proof is in the Data

Performing Arts Organizations Drive Economic Growth in Rural Communities  A report released on November 15, 2017 by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)www.arts.gov  highlights the importance of performing art organizations in rural America. With its expansive, verdant for… READ MORE
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