Experience world-class cultural performances and events in Northern Michigan! Years in the making, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts celebrated Groundbreaking on July 2, 2016 with over 400 community members, civic, cultural and philanthropic leaders and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in attendance. In September 2016, site construction continued with Team Elmers preparing infrastructure, utilities and the parking lot. The week of October 24th, 2016, The Christman Company fully mobilized. Follow our construction progress here or stop by and visit the construction site!

Save the date for the Grand Opening Gala slated for July 7, 2018 and for the premiere season of programming.

We will be announcing Premiere Summer Season 2018 programming in July 2017!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts continues to build its leadership team and develop its governance structure, as construction progresses on this new social and cultural hub in Petoskey, MI. The...
Thursday, February 02, 2017
BAY HARBOR — The Great Lakes Center for the Arts, a performing arts venue under development in Bay Harbor, recently announced its hiring of Beth Anne Eckerle as marketing director.
Monday, January 09, 2017
BAY HARBOR — An under-construction performing arts venue took on the added dimension of height this week in Bay Harbor, as crews began putting pre-formed concrete wall panels in place at the Great...


Michael Kaiser
Founding Artistic Director
Jill O'Neill

Executive Director
Maris Harrington
Director of Development
Beth Anne Eckerle
Marketing Director