Things to Do

An Art Lover's Paradise

The beauty of northern Michigan inspires artists and musicians alike. You'll find unique art galleries, performing arts centers, public sculptures, festivals, and live music are woven into the fabric of  Bay Harbor and its surrounding communities. 


Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Opening July 7, 2018 the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor will showcase theater, dance recitals, music performances, movies, and lectures designed to inspire, entertain, and educate. 

Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Petoskey's Crooked Tree Arts Center regularly showcases artwork from local and international artists in all mediums. Fall 2017 will see the installation of a highly anticipated exhibition featuring the work of Ansel Adams. Cooking classes, theater productions, lecture series, and more are all offered through Crooked Tree Arts Center.

Bay View Association

Founded in 1875,  this seasonal community draws internationally reknowned artists, muscians, guest lecturers to its hallowed halls. Of special note, each summer this charming Victorian destination is home to the Bay View Music Festival.

Art Galleries

Northern Michigan is home to a vibrant arts community. Art galleries featuring local artists can also be found in Harbor Springs, Boyne City, Charlevoix and Petoskey's Gaslight District. Summer art festivals are also popular attractions and draw artists from all over the world who proudly display their works of art for you.