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.  


Cranbrook Institute of Science

Bloomfield Hills Oakland

Science-based/themed field trips opportunities are available at Cranbrook Institute of Science. Subjects include Anthropology & Social Studies, Astronomy & Space, Earth Science, Ecosystems & Water, Life Science, Bats & Nocturnal Animals, and Physical Science. The Institute also offers a diverse collection of cultural objects available for research purposes.

Visual Arts

Creative 360

Midland Midland

For 21 years, Creative 360 has been a vital and unique destination within the Great Lakes Bay Region. Every class, event and outreach program has at its core a focus to provide wellness through experience, expression and expansion of the creative self. The mission, written in 1994 when cofounders Cynthia Keefe and Linda Z. Smith were Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellows at Northwood University remains essentially the same.

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

Theatre, Vocal Music

Croswell Opera House

Adrian Lenawee

The Croswell Opera House, Michigan's oldest continually operating theatre, provides school day programming for K-12 classes throughout the year. Called our Junior Town Hall series, the Croswell has more than thirty years of experience offering educational and experiential learning programs for youth.

Additionally, we offer youth ages 8 and above the opportunity to tour our historic theatre as part of a school day event. Built in 1866, we provide tours that include our "catacomb" space beneath the auditorium, as well as our catwalk and fly space above the stage. Relevant local, Michigan and National history are included in the tour, too.

Visual Arts

Detroit Artists Market

Detroit Wayne

Originally called Detroit Young Artists Market, the gallery was created to provide a source of income for artists under the age of 30. In 1936, the gallery’s name changed to Detroit Artists Market (DAM), which reflected the growth of the organization as it began to exhibit both emerging and established Detroit artists of all ages and stature. In addition to providing artists with the means of a livelihood, DAM's founders had another goal: educating public taste through the exhibition and sale of work by the finest of Detroit's local artists. DAM ran solely on the help of volunteers and board members, up until the first salaried manager in 1969.
Today, the gallery is rooted in the history of Detroit art and culture, and continues to be one of the finest nonprofit contemporary art galleries in the Midwest. DAM has a distinguished history of creating a lively culture characterized by experimentation and artistic creativity.

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.

Vocal Music

Detroit Concert Choir

Detroit Wayne

Since its initial season in 1987, the Detroit Concert Choir has built a worldwide reputation for choral excellence. This adult, auditioned choir is recognized as a local, national, and international pacesetter of choral music. The group delivers a broad spectrum of choral experiences and performs a repertoire that spans the range from contemporary a cappella compositions, to American folk and gospel, to the great classical works for chorus and orchestra.


Detroit Dance Collective

Royal Oak Oakland

The DDC offers its annual DanceAbout Concert, which has been inspiring and educating students for more than 30 years. Entertaining and educational, the concert reveals, through its unique choreography, what inspires us to create and to dance together. DanceAbout integrates lively audience participation and “Take a Chance & Dance”; where audience members are invited to join DDC dancers on stage to create a new, on the spot, dance! Q&A with the company members after the performance also fosters critical thinking, self-reflection and interpretation.


Detroit Historical Society Museum

Detroit Wayne

Guided tours of the Detroit Historical Museum and Dossin Great Lakes Museum. StoryLiving presentations by professional storytellers are also available. StoryLiving presentations cover either the Underground Railroad or the Great Fire of 1805.

Visual Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Wayne

The Detroit Institute of Arts offers school tours and self guided tours of both permanent and temporary exhibits.