Old Art Building Turns 100

The story begins 100 years ago, with a visionary Leelanau resident named Allie Mae Best who formed a bold idea to create a community center along the Carp River in the heart of Leland, Michigan. Today, the Old Art Building promotes cultural enrichment and provides a gathering place as a community center.

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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.

Make That Color Sing

Written and narrated by our friend Scott Craig and edited by Linda Sprout, this short film will give you a brief pictorial history of the long life of the OAB.

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