Arts and Culture Destinations

Below is a list of Arts and Culture Destinations in the state of Michigan. This list is to be used as a reference. If you are an arts and culture organization that can welcome school groups and are interested in being included in the database, CLICK HERE for the application.  

Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music

City Opera House

Traverse City Grand Traverse

As we celebrate our rich past and look toward an exciting future, our historic City Opera House is alive with new energy and anticipation. Since opening its doors in 1892, the "Grand Old Lady," as she is lovingly known, has hosted everything from plays, concerts and operettas, to gala balls, conventions and banquets. The City Opera House truly is a community-based, community-supported gathering space for Grand Traverse residents and visitors alike.

Dance, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts

Community Inclusive Recreation

Battle Creek Calhoun

Every person has individual needs and desires. Health, personal, and social preferences are all addressed in the CIR programs. By creating a wide variety of activities for the mind and body, it encourages participants to be their best in all aspects of life.

Our services range from individual support to fully inclusive community activities. By guiding healthy activity choices, providing accessible transportation, financial assistance, and connections to a variety of fun activities, CIR strengthens the body and feeds the creative soul.

Community Inclusive Recreation

Instrumental Music, Visual Arts

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Petoskey Emmet

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center is to inspire and enrich lives through arts. We offer exhibits, concerts, classes, lectures, special events and so much more.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Instrumental Music

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

Southfield Wayne

Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings describe their work as a musical dialogue. The conversation of their chamber music has been delighting audiences since 1982.

Instrumental Music

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit Wayne

For more than 80 years, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Educational Concert Series (ECS) has introduced children across Southeast Michigan to classical music. Each concert within the series has been thematically designed with accompanying teacher resource tools available for those who purchase tickets for performances or register to watch webcasts.

All ECS concerts take place in historic Orchestra Hall. Tickets are just $6 each for students, teachers, and chaperones!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Cultural Historical, Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music

Downriver Council for the Arts

Wyandotte Wayne

Founded in 1978, the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organization that proudly serves nearly 400,000 residents in 21 Downriver communities. The DCA's mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities. We actively support local artists and performers through artistic outreach programs and special promotional opportunities.

The DCA also creates regional partnerships with other cultural organizations, schools and service clubs to promote artistic, cultural and special events throughout Southeast Michigan. We hold these activities in our Arts Center and by operating in the various cities we serve. Each program and event at the DCA seeks to increase knowledge and understanding of art and ourselves, improve skills by participants, change one’s attitude or values, give enjoyment, inspiration, and creativity. We welcome all people including youth of all ages, disabled people, underserved/minority populations, and social conscious groups.

Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music

Flint Institute of Music

Flint Genesee

The Flint Institute of Music is a place where lives are truly transformed through the power of the arts. Whether you are interested in music, dance or drama, a wide array of performance and educational opportunities await you through the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Youth Theatre. Edge-of-your-seat performances, standing ovations, excited students experiencing a sense of accomplishment and belonging...all are a regular part of the FIM experience.

Flint Institute of Music

Instrumental Music

Fontana Chamber Arts

Kalamazoo Kalamazoo

Fontana’s programming features an extensive array of world-renowned performers—both established and emerging—and diverse programming ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz.

Delivered in traditional as well as alternative settings, Fontana presents a mainstage concert series from September through May, consisting of 8-10 performances held primarily at the Dalton Center Recital Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Each July, Fontana presents a Summer Music Festival in various locations throughout the Kalamazoo area.

Cultural Historical, Instrumental Music, Science

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Detroit Wayne

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation of the birthplace of the Model T and the interpretation and celebration of Detroit’s automotive heritage and spirit of innovation.

Instrumental Music, Science, Visual Arts

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Grand Rapids Kent

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, located at 1000 East Beltline N.E. in Grand Rapids, MI, opened to the public in April of 1995. One of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, Meijer Gardens includes Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; five indoor theme gardens; outdoor gardens, nature trails and boardwalk; One of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiencessculpture galleries and permanent sculpture collection; library; café; gift shop; classrooms; and meeting rooms. Both indoors and outdoors, the 158-acre main campus is barrier free and handicap accessible. Our 2009 building upgrade was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver status by the USGBC (U.S Green Building Council). Since it opened, Meijer Gardens has attracted more than nine million visitors.