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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.

Talks & Lectures

Dig deeper into an exhibit’s theme, learn what our latest Artist in Residence has created, or immerse yourself in a period of art history with one of GAAC’s many talks and lectures.

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Plein Air Weekend

Plein air painting refers to the technique of painting out-of-doors which the French Impressionists popularized. This three-day annual fundraiser has become one of Michigan's largest and most popular Plein Air weekends. Get to know areas of Glen Arbor through the lens of an artist and develop a deeper connection to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore's inspiring landscape.

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Music & Concerts

Founded in 1991, Manitou Music presents exciting and diverse concerts featuring national and regional performers of classical, jazz, and folk music in idyllic outdoor & family-friendly locations in Leelanau County. So invite your friends and family, grab a blanket, and give your soul a treat.

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Theatre & Dance

We bring quality performances into our community through unique partnerships with other local organizations. Come, watch, listen and Be Inspired.

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