Welcome to the Leelanau Community Cultural Center at the Old Art Building.
Our Covid Safety Policy
Because our priority continues to be the health and safety of our community, the Old Art Building remains closed for live events and classes. We will reopen when everyone’s safety is ensured, following the guidelines set forth by state and federal agencies.
Featured Events and News
Painting Expressively with Acrylics: Interpreting the Landscape
The wonderful thing about painting is that we can say whatever we want to say with how we compose our paintings.
Monday, August 19 – Thursday, August 22
1:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Monday – Thursday
Painting on Location
The Plein Air Painters of the Old Art Building, founded by Ellie Golden announces its 14th season. Painters will meet Monday and Thursday mornings for 6 weeks of painting on location.
Monday, July 6 – Thursday, August 13
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mondays & Thursdays
Open Acoustic Jam on the Lawn
Enjoy the out of doors at the Old Art Building – join the weekly jam session on the lawn. With the Old Art Building closed to the public through August, the Open Jam will be moved to the front lawn. Join us to play or bring a blanket and listen.
Every Wednesday, in good weather
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bright Spot, inspired by Richard Stocker
The out-of-doors 'Bright Spot' exhibit is a continuation of Hospital Art For Kids, a non-profit organization Richard began in 2000 after losing his son to cancer. It was born out of his realization that we all need more color and joy in our lives; Why keep art behind closed doors?
Saturday, August 1 – Monday, August 31
24/7 available to view
Wake Up Your Brain with Your Pencil: A Drawing Class with Royce Deans
Artists realize the important role drawing plays in developing ideas. Drawing embodies concepts that become more involved works of art. Likewise, compositions are also often worked out with a pencil.
Monday, August 24
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Abstracting What We See: Painting with Royce Deans
Painting by its very nature is a form of abstraction. In order to avoid the built-in frustration we constantly face as artists we need to adjust our perception and the way we see.
Tuesday, August 25
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Kid’s Class: Inspired by Nature – Collage and More
We will explore textures in nature. We will look at the world in new ways and observe relationships that trees have to each other and how the sky meets the trees. It all means something and we are going to figure it out.
Wednesday, August 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Summer Send Off Concert on the Lawn
The 8th annual Labor Day Saturday free “Summer Send Off Concert on the Lawn” celebrates the end of summer and features K Jones and the Benzie Boys. Local beer, wine, cider, and food available for purchase.
Saturday, September 5
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
(Gates open at 6 PM)
Thoughts from Melanie Parke, Painter
The Old Art Building is a place where culture is championed and artistic ideas are nurtured: a place where everyday community life entwines with a vital arts and humanities hub and center.