2018 Artist in Residence ~ Megan Hildebrandt ~ Animation Workshop

Color Catchers Photography Exhibit ~ April 6 – 23 ~ Opening 4/6, 6 – 8 pm


The Old Art Building in Leland is pleased to announce the opening of a new photography exhibit – Color Catchers, on view at 111 S. Main St., Leland MI from April 6th to April 25th, 2018. Five photographers examine the wonders and mysteries of color through abstract images – compositions of shape, form, line and color.

Much has been written about how colors affect our moods, our emotions – our very lives. There remain mysteries in the physics, the chemistry, the psychology, and the philosophy of color, perhaps never to be solved. Color Catchers invites you to set aside those mysteries and be delighted as yellows pass to red-yellows, blues deepen into reds and simple spring greens gladden your heart

Join photographers, Kathy Silbernagel, Kathie Carpenter, Marilyn Hoogstraten, Babs Young and Dana Vannoy for the opening reception on Friday, April 6th from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Wine and refreshments will be served.

Contact Kathy Silbernagel @ kjsilbernagel@gmail.com for further information.

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

Slow Flow Yoga with Katherine Elisabeth Palms ~ Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Slow Flow Yoga with Katherine
Monday’s 5:30-6:30PM

A gentle practice, with slow transitions, moving with the breath.
Class prioritizes injury prevention, core strength and deep stretching.

Cost:  $10

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.


Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden ~ January 19 at 7:30pm


The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is hosting the screening of Starbright Media’s new feature-length documentary entitled “Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden”. The film will be shown at the Old Art Building in Leland on January 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $10 adults / $5 students.

The 100-minute documentary –– was recently completed to coincide with the installation and dedication of the young Hemingway statue in Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park on July 21, Hemingway’s birthday.

The documentary features the commentary of some of the country’s top Hemingway scholars and writers, many of whom were interviewed for the documentary in Petoskey, Bay View, Horton Bay, and at Windemere, the Hemingway family cottage on Walloon Lake.  Production and editing of the documentary has taken place locally over the past five years.  Starbright Media is based in downtown Petoskey and it is producing the program in association with Pierpont Productions of Harbor Springs.

Writer-Producer George Colburn claims “this documentary will give northern Michigan its rightful – and prominent – place in the story of Ernest Hemingway’s life and literature.”  To illustrate this point, the program documents the involvement of many local residents “who keep alive the Hemingway spirit here,” Colburn added.


For more information, visit the project’s website, www.HemingwaysMichigan.com.

Gift Ideas ~ Art Leelanau Prints, David Grath Print, Glenn Wolff Posters, Open Studio Cards