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
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
Art of the Garden
Leelanau Community Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Little Garden Club, is pleased to announce a virtual/online presentation of the Art of the Garden Exhibit and Sale.
Thursday, June 25 – Wednesday, July 15
Earlybird Sale: 3 – 4 pm
Public Exhibit Open: 4 pm
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
Leland Open Air Studio Sale with Angela Saxon & Royce Deans
The lawn outside of the Old Art Building in Leland is the perfect location for this pop-up "clothesline" gallery. Drop by!
Friday, July 17 – Saturday, July 18
Friday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
If it rains, that day's exhibit will be cancelled.
Art Leelanau Virtual Benefit Exhibition
This virtual show features work from invited artists who reside in the Leelanau County area. The event helps raise money to continue the OAB programs and maintain the Old Art Building. Visual art, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture will be featured in the exhibit.
Friday, July 24 – Monday, August 10
Opening night, Friday, July 24
5:00 PM: wine tasting with virtual host
6:00 PM: virtual exhibit opens
Exhibit opens to public Saturday, July 25, 9:00 am
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.