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Experience world-class cultural performances and events in Northern Michigan! Years in the making, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor will break ground in 2016, and the curtain will go up on its first performance in 2018.

The Center will be a regional, national and international destination for the cultural arts and intellectual dialogue. Programming will include popular, classical, jazz and country music performances, theatrical productions, music festivals, opera, films, dance, lectures and children’s series.

The future architectural landmark of Bay Harbor will include a 500-seat theater with private box areas, an exclusive donor lounge, rooftop terrace, community engagement room and more—all providing limitless possibilities for the arts to inspire, entertain and educate within the Northern Michigan community.


Michael Kaiser
Founding Artistic Director
Jill O'Neill

Executive Director
Maris Harrington
Director of Development