Great Lakes Center For The Arts
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About our Programming and Mission

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts offers exceptional opportunities to bring world-class performances to the shores of Lake Michigan with virtually limitless possibilities to inspire, entertain, and educate including;

YEAR-ROUND CULTURAL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, REPRESENTING ALL GENRES OF PERFORMING ARTS:
  • Musical theater, cabaret and dramatic theatrical productions
  • Popular and country music performances with solo and group artists
  • Opera scenes and recitals with internationally recognized artists
  • Chamber music series and symphonic ensemble performances
  • Dance series featuring innovative contemporary programs and ensembles from major ballet companies
  • Documentaries, film premieres, and digitally broadcasted live performances
  • Stand-up comedy

UNIQUE WORLD-CLASS FESTIVALS AND SPECTACULAR EVENTS:
  • Country Music Festival
  • Jazz Festival
  • Chamber Music Festival
  • International gatherings celebrating arts and culture from around the world
  • Best of Michigan Series

STIMULATING LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA, FEATURING CONVERSATIONS WITH THOUGHT LEADERS AND INTELLECTUALLY RENOWNED GLOBAL SPEAKERS:
  • Domestic and world politics
  • Economy and investing
  • Arts
  • Sports and entertainment
MEANINGFUL ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS THAT BENEFIT THE BROAD REGIONAL COMMUNITY WILL BE ESSENTIAL

Programs and initiatives will include:

  • Children’s matinées featuring live performances, puppetry, music and family films
  • In-school and in-venue partnerships with regional school districts designed around curriculum-based arts education experiences
  • Thoughtful lectures, discussion panels and educational opportunities for all ages
  • Internships and mentoring
  • Collaborations with cultural organizations

As a cultural destination and architectural landmark, the Center will offer a variety of opportunities for supporters and ticket buyers at every level to engage in meaningful ways with the presented artists. Patrons will enjoy special events in the community engagement room, and gatherings on the rooftop terrace overlooking Lake Michigan with a donor lounge for the Center’s most generous friends.

  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Intellectual Dialogue
  • Movies & Film
  • Education