“Leland Air” Exhibition & Sale–Saturday May 26–6 ~ 7:30 pm


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 26, 2018.  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.

Tickets for this event are $10 available at mynorthtickets.com, 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 linda@oldartbuilding.com.
Artist Application

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Exposures 2018 ~ 30 years of Leelanau County Student Creativity ~ April 27 & 28


For 30 years the creativity of Leelanau County Students has been showcased in the Annual Exposures Magazine. Join us for this milestone celebration! This exhibit will feature the 2018 student artwork that has been chosen for this years Magazine.  There will also be some special “30 Year” activities and events at the Opening on Friday April 27th.  The exhibit will continue Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.

7/9 – 8/16 ~ Painting on Location with Ellie Golden

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Join Ellie Golden from 1 to 4 pm Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 9 through August16, 2018
(weather permitting.) Cost is $10 weekly or a $50 tax deductible donation for all summer. All
proceeds go to the Old Art Building.
Monday, July 9—-Meet at the Old Art Building to sign up, receive location flyer, talk about the
summer program and paint on the grounds of the OAB or surrounding areas.

Thursday, July 12—- Painting at the dock in back of St. Mary’s Church in Lake Leelanau– take
driveway north of St. Mary’s School, park in lot in back and walk down to docks.
Monday, July 16—- Horse farm of Nancy Parshall and David Bedford at 669 N. Lake Leelanau Drive.
Second drive on left from Eagle Highway. Horses, barns, chickens, outbuildings.

Thursday, July 19—- Painting at Fountain Point Resort–about one mile south of M-204 on 641– 990
S. Lake Leelanau Drive–historic hotel and cottages, lakeshore, rowing crew boats, magnificent tree,
laundry on lines, fountain, children playing.
Monday, July 23—- Painting at the Ruby Ellen Farm– historical farm with numerous farm
outbuildings and barns, silos, white farmhouse, fields, flowers, old farm tools and machines– south
of Suttons Bay at corner of E. Shady Lane and 633 (S. Center Highway), 5946 S. Center Highway.

Thursday, July 26—- Barratt Farm– M-22 going west towards Glen Arbor from Leland– go to Port
Oneida Road at the Kelderhouse Cemetery– farm is white house on the left under the trees, about 1/4
mile in. Farm is privately owned and people are residing in the house.
Monday, July 30—- Anne Leugers/Elmer Lipp residence– across S. Lake Leelanau from Fountain Point–
971 S. Lake Shore Drive– lovely lawn and cottages, beach, boathouse, view of Fountain Point.

Thursday, August 2—- French Valley Vineyard Inn and Tasting Room– charming inn and outside
relaxing area, lawn, beach, dock, boats. Also, we can purchase lunch and wine if
desired. Those who want lunch may want to arrive earlier than 1 pm. Two miles north of

Suttons Bay on M-22, opposite Setterboro Road at 1338 N.Pebble Beach Drive, Suttons Bay.
Monday, August 6—- Picnic at Ellie Golden’s cottage on Cathead Bay north of Northport. Take 201
north out of Northport to 640 to 629 (go past Woolsey Airport and proceed almost to the
Lighthouse.) Turn left on Cathead Bay Road (many mailboxes) to 14145 Cathead Bay Road.
Meet at 3 pm (NOTE TIME DIFFERENCE) and stay on for a potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share and
BYOB. Spouses and partners welcome.

Thursday, August 9—- painting in Northport–meet at the marina– paint at the marina, stores,
houses, Old Mill, Park, wherever you desire.
Monday, August 13—- Thoreson Farm. Take M-22 to Thoreson Road east of Glen Arbor. Follow gravel
road around several turns. There are barns, out buildings, and view of rolling farmland. On the
hill you can see Lake Michigan and the islands.

Thursday, August 16—- Critique at the Old Art Building– bring paintings for critique and
discussion of this year’s prog al lunch with
Ellie prior to–
restaurant yet to be decided.

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

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.