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The formation of the Glen Arbor Arts Center is a story of the talent and enthusiasm of a few people who wanted to see the work of area artists celebrated and promoted for all to enjoy by teaching classes, organizing exhibits, and holding events that promote understanding and appreciation of the arts.

In 1983 local artists and art supporters Suzanne Wilson, Ananda and Ben Bricker, Midge Obata, Becky Thatcher, and Frank and Barbara Siepker pooled their ideas and energies to create the organization. Over the years, many other talented and dedicated individuals have joined in carrying on and enlarging the original vision of what the Glen Arbor Arts Center is today.
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Honoring Our Beginnings

We celebrate the many changes the art center has undergone over the years. However, we must remember and honor our beginnings – the visions and traditions our dedicated founders brought to the organization and those that have carried it forward. GAAC Board member Pam Lysaght has been digging into the archives and is writing the story of the GAAC. The first installment (below) looks back at the formative years and is posted here. Watch here for more installments in the future.

Look Back for GAAC Installment 1 (PDF)

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