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Traverse City artist Joan Richmond exhibits collages at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages, an exhibition of 12 new works...

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.

All five panels from the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s inaugural Outdoor Gallery exhibition will be available for acquisition beginning April 28, the first day of the GAAC's Outdoor Gallery Auction.

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.

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 healthcare workers. The offer is now available and valid through the end of the year. The GAAC believes in the restorative power of art and […]

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 healthcare workers. The offer is now available and valid through the end of the year. The GAAC believes in the restorative power of art and […]

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 healthcare workers. The offer is now available and valid through the end of the year. The GAAC believes in the restorative power of art and […]

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.

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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