Armed Forces Day Fundraiser Featuring Knee Deep

May 18, 2019 7 – 10 pm

Knee Deep and the Veterans Housing USA (local non-profit) salute Armed Forces Day with a special community charity event to raise funding and awareness for local veterans and their housing needs.

Located at the Old Art Building in beautiful Leland, MI this special event features the local classic rock band Knee Deep. As seen at Rock the Shop at the Workshop Brewery, Mount Holiday Slush Cup and the Mid-Michigan Veterans Honors Flight in Lake Ann, among other local favorites, Knee Deep brings a fun filled, energetic evening of entertainment to the Old Art Building stage. Break out your dance shoes and lift your lighters as Knee Deep salutes our local veterans.

Veterans Housing USA proudly supports its veterans throughout the local community. With it’s roots in Traverse City, this non-profit helps to provide a stable, affordable housing option for veterans throughout Northern Michigan. Their goal is to provide affordable housing, veterans resources, and the feeling of camaraderie and support wherever needed. The goal of this evening is to help raise additional funding for this local organization to help further their cause of helping our local veterans and their housing struggles.

Come celebrate Armed Forces Day with an evening of entertainment and fundraising for our local veterans!

Knee Deep !
Veterans Housing USA !
The Old Art Building !

Leelanau at its finest!

May Erlewine and the Motivations “LET’S DANCE” December 14 @ 8 pm

The Infinite Disc is Dedicated at the Old Art Building

On September 19 the Cultural Center dedicated the sculpture Infinite
 Disc by Charles Hall.  The sculpture created by Charles Hall and donated to the LCCC and the Old Art Building, was erected on the property in the fall of 2017.  Dan Lisuk, LCCC Board President hopes that with the Infinite Disc, as well as several other sculptures on the grounds, that people will come to Leland to admire and appreciate the sculptures all year round. Charles Hall was honored and proud to have the sculpture placed here in Leland where it could become part of the art community.

The Infinite Disc, according to Mr Hall, represents the infinity in the universe.  The gate in the shape of Pi (π) for the concept of infinity, the disc itself represents the Universe, the Hole in the Universe is a reference to the infinite void and the cracks represent all the mysteries in the Universe.

The “Disc” was designed and executed in the mid 80’s. The glass is a billet of glass from Schott Optical Glass that was discarded as unusable for the rose-colored lenses that would have been make from it.  Since the glass had not been annealed the cracks were inevitable and the form had to be reassembled.  Mr. Hall had the hole drilled in the middle and then polished it to optical standards.  The stainless-steel perforated band was placed around it and used high-strength steel fittings that allow it to move on its vertical axis. Before making the trip to Leland, it was assembled out of doors at Mr. Halls residence in Rochester for about 15 years.

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

“Leland Air” Exhibition & Sale–Saturday May 25–6 ~ 7:30 pm

New in 2019 ~ Exhibit extended to Sunday!

This one-day Plein Air Painting Event and Exhibit, hosted by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center at the Old Art Building, will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019.  The public can view artists painting “LIVE” from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in and around picturesque Leland capturing images of historic Fishtown, views of orchards and vineyards, spectacular terrain, and beautiful beaches.

The public is invited to the reception and sale of paintings “fresh off the easel” from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Old Art Building in Leland.  40% of art sales will be donated to the Old Art Building.  Prizes for best of show and people’s choice will be awarded.

NEW THIS YEAR!  The exhibit will continue through Sunday May 26th from 11 am – 4 pm

Tickets for this Opening event are $10 available at, the Old Art Building or at the door.


ARTISTS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT may click the link below, call the office at 231-256-2131 or email

July 4th at the Old Art Building ~ Bike Decorating, Live Music and the Parade!!!