Arts & Entertainment

Museums & History

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear – PHSB is the only partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore committed solely to preserving the over 300 historic structures and cultural landscapes within the Park.

Port Oneida Fair – The Port Oneida Fair is a celebration of rural arts and culture in the Port Oneida Historic Farm District.

Leelanau Historical Museum – The Leelanau Historical Museum features exhibits about Leelanau County from the early Native Americans to Wooden Boats of Leelanau County.

Artists & Galleries

Main Street Gallery – gallery in downtown Leland showcasing original art including metal sculpture, oil and acrylic painting, pastels, watercolors, woodcarvings and glass.

Forest Gallery – offers fine craft as a part of Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor.

Old Art Building / Leelanau Community Cultural Center – The Old Art Building is home to Art and craft classes, art exhibits, dances and musical events are held indoors and out, as are dramatic presentations and community gatherings.

Glen Arbor Art Association – Each summer the Art Association sponsors an acclaimed music festival, a full schedule of art classes for children and workshops for adults, an artist-in-residence program, a migrant children’s program, a magazine for poets and essayists, and many other activities to encourage local and nationally known artists to share their work with all who visit.

Suttons Bay Galleries – 102 E Jefferson in the Theatre District: Consultants and Dealers in Fine Art since 1984 featuring 15th-20th century fine art plus Russell Chatham, Bill Hosner, and Albert Krehbiel.

Suttons Bay Art Festival – One hundred artists along with community groups, food vendors and a children’s area make this an enjoyable art-filled weekend at the beach.


Northern Michigan Journal – Archives of the Northern Michigan Journal, Northern Michigan’s first online magazine.

Glen Arbor Sun – The Glen Arbor Sun is a free tabloid published seven times during the summer and twice this fall, and distributed throughout much of Leelanau County.

Music, Movies & Theater

The Bay Theatre – A small town theater with world class cinema operating since 1946 in Suttons Bay, Michigan. Also home to the Bay Film Series, a monthly series of high quality, award-winning international films running September thru April.

Harry Goldson – Harry Goldson’s pureness of tone, the sensitivity of his phrasing and his fresh innovative interpretations of jazz classics give new meaning to the art of playing jazz clarinet.

Northport Community Arts Center – The Northport Community Arts Center actively supports the performing and visual arts by providing a quality performance and display venue for the community that will attract top regional entertainment and creative artists.

Song of the Lakes – Song of the Lakes is a band that’s not afraid to show its emotions, as they belt out sea shanties, seduce you with a sultry Brazilian melody, or break your heart with a bittersweet ballad.

The Leelanau Players – The Leelanau Players present live theatre to Leelanau County from plays to musical productions.

Manitou Music Festival – The Manitou Music Festival presents exciting and diverse concerts featuring national and regional performers of classical, jazz, and folk music in idyllic outdoor & family friendly locations.

Traverse City Film Festival – The Traverse City Film Festival is committed to showing “Just Great Movies” and helping to save one of America’s few indigenous art forms – the cinema.