Great Lakes Center For The Arts
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The Great Lakes Center for the Arts Grand Opening Gala on Saturday, July 7, 2018, will Raise the Curtain on the world-class performing arts venue in Northern Michigan.

The historic event begins at 7:00pm with a champagne reception, followed by a pops-style concert at 8:00pm featuring the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Festival Choir, Broadway star Rachel Gold, Miami City Ballet ballerina Simone Messmer, and young virtuoso violinist 14-year-old Yesong Sophie Lee setting the stage for a new legacy of the arts in Michigan.

The festivities continue into the evening with a moveable feast throughout the Center, as we honor the generosity of so many who have brought the dream to reality.

 Proceeds from the gala will benefit the mission of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts – to inspire, entertain and educate residents of and visitors to Northern Michigan with year-round, world-class performances, affordable ticket pricing, and a robust education program. 

To RSVP, inquire about customizable sponsorships or for more information, please contact the Development Office at 231.439.2609 or


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