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Exhibit: 2021 Members Create

Come see the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Members Create exhibition. This annual exhibition showcasing current members’ talents. On display: 41 works in both 2D and 3D by Northern Michigan artists and beyond.

Exhibit: Amy L. Clark-Carels

A CELEBRATION: THE PAINTINGS OF AMY L. CLARK-CARELS
The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates Amy L. Clark-Carels’s love of watercolor painting in a small exhibition of work May 3 - August 31.

2022 Manitou Music Poster Competition

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2022 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for on-line submissions is September 16, 2021.

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2022 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for on-line submissions is September 16, 2021.

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2022 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for on-line submissions is September 16, 2021.

Free Membership For Healthcare Workers & Therapists

To express appreciation for the frontline heroes and therapists caring for us all during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glen Arbor Arts Center will be giving free, one-year individual memberships to […]

To express appreciation for the frontline heroes and therapists caring for us all during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glen Arbor Arts Center will be giving free, one-year individual memberships to […]

To express appreciation for the frontline heroes and therapists caring for us all during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glen Arbor Arts Center will be giving free, one-year individual memberships to […]

Creativity Q+A

NEW! A chronicle of creativity. Interviews with creative practitioners – writers, performing and visual artists, GAAC artist-members, and other Northern Michigan makers  – about process, technique, tools, materials and the influence of place on practice.

Publications

Download the GAAC Spring 2021 Newsletter/Program Guide.

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Our Mission

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching community life through the arts.

Classes

GAAC offers diverse and exciting classes for all skill levels. Some are taught in the center of Glen Arbor, tucked away in our wooded location. Others are taught in the beautiful pastoral setting of Thoreson Farm, located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Our instructors have impressive credentials and extensive teaching experience. We have a generous scholarship program for persons who qualify; please inquire.

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Events

You don't have to be a creator to benefit from the arts. Research shows that exposure to painting, dancing, singing, writing, and theater is good for our emotional well being. GAAC invites you to appreciate and benefit from the creativity of others all year long through our diverse events.

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Exhibits

The GAAC galleries offer year-round exhibits using the visual, performing, written, and spoken arts as a way to explore a range of ideas. Companion programs – artist interviews, art history talks, classes, theater performances, music, poetry — round out each exhibit and offer dynamic opportunities to dig deeper into a theme and to explore it from many unexpected angles.

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Artists

GAAC provides a wide variety of opportunities for our community of artists to show and sell their work, connect with other artists, and encourage others through teaching.

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Serving the Glen Lake area in Leelanau County, the GAAC offers year-round enriching art and entertainment with something for everyone. The organization is a vital, active, multidimensional center for the arts, art making, and creativity – thanks to our many volunteers and staff. Join us for the variety of events and classes we have to offer. New members, volunteers, and visitors are always welcome.

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