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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 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 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.


Michael Kaiser
Founding Artistic Director
Jill O'Neill

Executive Director
Maris Harrington
Director of Development