6th Annual Concert on the Lawn” ~ K Jones and the Benzie Playboys ~ 9/1/18

Joshua Davis ~ Good Love Lasts ~ February 16 @ 7:30 pm

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is delighted to welcome Voice finalist and Leelanau County resident Joshua Davis to the Old Art Building stage for this short run of intimate Michigan venues.  The Valentine themed “Good Love Lasts” tour features songs of life, heartbreak and love to warm you up on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for this event will be $20 and will be available at MyNorthTicket.com or by calling 231-256-2131.

Joshua Davis released a new album, The Way Back Home, on September 8, 2017.  The Way Back Home, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, is Davis’ latest full-length studio album and first since his 2015 appearances as a Top 3 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” (season 8). The 11 original Americana songs featured on The Way Back Home reflect an honest, hardworking family man scribing scenes of the cycle of life through dark, broken, hopeful, and triumphant times.

A tried and true Michigan musician, with an upbringing that occupied the urban landscapes of Detroit while spending summers in the wilderness in Marquette, MI brings into view the backdrop of Davis’ latest works. The Way Back Home follows a series of singular recordings by the prolific songwriter who has shared the stage with a “Who’s Who” of American folk music icons such as Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Greg Brown, and Abigail Washburn.

After “The Voice”, Davis entered the recording sessions with a well-honed voice sharpened for the collaboration with Steve Berlin. Recorded in East Lansing, MI by legendary engineer Glenn Brown, Davis’ signature lyricism and deft acoustic guitar work is backed by a trio of Michigan’s finest musicians– Jack White’s bassist Dominic John Davis, pianist Mike Lynch (Willie Nelson, Leon Russell), and drummer Mike Shimmin (The Olllam).

The Way Back Home is a very personal look at where I’ve been and who I’ve become,” says Davis. “In my 20’s, I felt like a disconnected ghost going town to town performing every night, and it just wasn’t a healthy life. I’ve learned many valuable lessons in how to be a better person, husband and father. Home grows and changes with or without you. If you don’t pull it together, it’ll leave you behind. I feel very reassured to have found stable ground in life and in a career that isn’t necessarily filled with security. The album takes listeners through my own trials and tribulations.”

For more information about Joshua visit joshuadavismusic.com

This concert is sponsored in part by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Edmund F & Virginia B Ball Foundation.  For more information visit oldartbuilding.com or call 231-256-2131.


4th of July-Bike Decorating, Live Music, and the Parade

gwjuly4Celebrate our freedom in Leland’s 4th of July Parade.  Starting at 1 pm there will be festive materials  for  kids and adults to decorate their bike for the parade.  Also, live music will be performed right here. . . on the lawn . . . by the Leland River by Jazz North.  This year Glenn Wolff’s band will be performing patriotic songs and other favorites. They will start at 1 and end before the parade.

Thank you to Glenn Wolff for creating the beautiful poster for the event this year.  We have extra posters—-interested in one?  See us on the 4th.

Enjoy the day and the parade right here at the Old Art Building!!!  The concert and decorating are free, donations appreciated.


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Thank you to the 2017 Sponsors
of the 4th of July at the Old Art Building

Biggs Construction
Two Fish Gallery

Becky Thatcher Design
Trish’s Dishes
Whaleback Inn

DANCE LEELANAU~DANCE WITH JOY! ~ Sunday December 11 @ 2pm

Class Description

Come and share the joy of the holidays with the performance

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The Dance Leelanau Dancer with Hillary Voight
Studio En L’Air with Melissa Bennett-Pensinger
Ballet etc. Dance Institute with Tom Morrell


9:45 – 10:30 am ~ Pre Ballet:  for 3-5 yr olds (must be 3 by start of class)
10:30 – 11:15 am ~ Beginning-Ballet: 6-8 year  (must be 6 by start of class)

1:00 – 1:45 pm ~ Pre Ballet:  for 3-5 yr olds (must be 3 by start of class)
1:45 – 2:30 pm ~ Beginning-Ballet: 6-8 year  (must be 6 by start of class)

1:00 ~ Dress Rehearsal
2:00 ~ Performance

Cost:  Member $54/non-member $60(includes costumes for the performance.)



Dates: Saturday, November 5, 12, 19 & Sunday, December 4.
December 10, Dress rehearsal & performance.
3-5 ~ 9:45 – 10:15 am
6-8 ~ 10:30 – 11 am
3-5 ~ 1 – 1:45 PM
6-8 ~ 1:45 – 2:30 PM

Location: Old Art Building
Cost: Member $54/non-member $60

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Leland, MI 49654Call the Office at 231-256-2131

11/22/2015 ~ Sweet Water Warblers at the Old Art Building




The Sweet Water Warblers will perform at the Old Art Building in Leland at 7 pm on November 22.  Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou, and May Erlewine, three powerful singer/songwriters independently, have joined together for the highly anticipated tour of The Sweet Water Warblers. Tickets for the show are $15 adults / $5 students and are available online at mynorthtickets.com or by calling the Old Art Building at 231-256-2131.

Imagine yourself as a bird in flight floating on the waves of a gentle fall breeze. Each sweep and plunge has the power to shake you and somehow still cradles you like the hum of a mother’s lullaby or the high of a southern gospel choir. This dynamic between fierce, tender and strikingly familiar is what you can expect from the highly anticipated ensemble of these three frontwomen and songbirds of the Earthwork Music Collective.

Rachael Davis (Shout Sister Shout, The Rachael Davis Band), Lindsay Lou (Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Time & Luck) and May Erlewine (Seth & May, May Erlewine & The Moonlighters)  came together upon a festival organizer’s request for the first time in 2014 at the Hoxeyville Music Festival in Northern Michigan.  Reuniting after a year of touring with their own bands, the Sweet Water Warblers will perform a handful of co-written and hand selected songs for an intimate show that they’re bringing to the Lower Peninsula’s best acoustic music venues.

This concert is sponsored in part by the Earthworks Collective and the Leelanau Community Cultural Center.  For more information go to oldartbuilding.com or call 231-256-2131.