The Ann Hall Artist-in-Residence summer program began in the summer of 2006. This program, a long-held goal of the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, was made possible by a special gift from the Hall family. The Halls, who have been Leland summer residents for years, were prompted to endow this position following the unexpected death of Ann Hall, a gifted artist.  As a part of this program, Artist in Residence honorees are asked to teach workshops during their residency.  These workshops are available to the public at affordable prices to allow for a wide variety of attendance with a professional artist.

Ann’s brother Charlie Hall represented the family in helping to select recipients for this honor.

2018 Artist in Residence Megan Hildebrandt

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is delighted to announce that Megan Hildebrandt has been selected for 2018 Ann Hall Artist in Residence. Megan’s appointment will mark the 12-year anniversary of this summer program at the Old Art Building.

Megan Hildebrandt received her BFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design in 2006, and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida in 2012. Hildebrandt has exhibited nationally and internationally, including: The Painting Center, New American Paintings, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Arlington Arts Center, Detroit Contemporary, HEREarts Center, Latitude 53, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and the Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art.
An artist, educator, cancer survivor and arts-in-health advocate, Hildebrandt currently lives and works in Interlochen, Michigan where she teaches Painting, Digital Media and Outreach at Interlochen Fine Arts Boarding Academy.

Previous honorees 2006-David Grath, 2007-Fred Petrosky, 2008-Bob Purvis, 2009-Melanie Parke, 2010-Charles Murphy, 2011-Dewey Blocksma, 2012-Glenn Wolff, 2013-Sallie Stanley, 2014-Richard Kooyman, 2015-Gene Rantz, 2016-Joan Richmond, 2017-Holly Wren Spaulding.

For More information visit or call the Old Art Building at 231-256-2131

2018 Artist in Residence Exhibit Schedule

  • Opening reception  Friday, June 22 from 5 to 8 pm
  • Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.
  • Workshop ~ Creating your Own Animations ~ June 25 – 28

For information and registration for Megan’s Workshop Click Here.