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As the Arts and Culture Alliance of Manistee County, we invite you to check out what's happening in our area. There are many historical museums and markers to see, along with informational, self-guided tours.  Our area is rich with musical culture, and in the summer there are many opportunities to check out live music all week long. These concerts take place in beautiful settings like 1st Street Beach in Manistee, the Asiala Log Cabin in Kaleva, the Jaycees Bandshell on the river in Manistee and in the serenely wooded Dickson Township Park. Check out everything we have to offer!

The majority of these events are not owned or hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance.

The ACA supports these activities and is happy to promote events of our members.

If you would like your event here, please contact us or join as a member today.

What's Going On...


$80,000 Raised [GOAL: $110,000] - ACA announces that the sculpture of James Earl Jones has been bronzed. Sculptor Bernadette Marcos Zachara is working on Donald Crouch's form in clay and is almost finish. This is exciting news since $80,000 of $110,000 goal has been reached!! We have had over 90 donors to the project, 90 mentors nominated, while raising $80,000 thus far.

Excavation of the site at Kaleva-Norman-Dickson School in Brethren has started. Installation is slated for late Summer early Fall and a dedication is planned for October, 14th at 3pm at the KND schools, 4400 High Bridge Rd., Brethren, MI 49619


Brethren students were briefed on the project and extended their excitement in welcoming the sculpture to the campus and how happy they were to be a part of the history!

Thank You to everyone who has joined with us for this project. We will continue to raise funds to cross the finish line to our $110,000 goal. Please donate Here.

** OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY - JUNE 3rdMarilla Memories of a Century Past -  at the Marilla Museum9991 Marilla RoadCopemish MI  from 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Click here  for detailed information.


June -      Bee Creative Contest

July -       Craft Show July 15th & 16th - Vendor applications are available at the gallery
                 Kaleva Heritage Days


Check our Facebook Page or stop at the gallery for updates and additions!

Check the Gallery for Class Sign-Up Sheets and more information - (231) 362-2749​ 

You can register for classes at the gallery!

• 2023 NEWS/DUES :  Supporters of the Arts and Culture Alliance of Manistee County,

Thank you for your past membership in our organization. Here is an update on our Monumental Project  - "Mentorship Can Be Life Changing" Click Here.

Area Events Information – Museums, Galleries Concerts

Arcadia Historical Museum

3340 Lake Street

Arcadia MI

231-889-3389 - or - 231-864-3185


Opens June 20th

Thursday through Saturdays

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bear Lake Museum

7750 Main Street

Bear Lake MI, 49614


1:00pm - 4:00pm
Through October
Located on the corner of Main and Virginia Streets.

Benzie Area Museum 

and The Drake House

6941 Traverse Ave

Benzonia MI, 



Museum Hours:
Tuesday , Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – 11:00am - 5:00pm
Drake House Summer Hours:
Saturday - Sunday; 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Bottle House Museum

14551 Wuoski Street

Kaleva MI


12:00p - 4:00pm
Saturdays Only

Memorial Day Weekend - Christmas 2022


Brethren Heritage Museum Complex

17955 Coates Highway

Brethren MI , 49619


Opens July 29th
Saturdays – 1:00p - 4:00pm
Exhibits are available in three buildings: The original museum building, formerly the store at Christy’s Landing east of Brethren, The Tool Shed featuring lumbering equipment and early Brethren memorabilia and The Cabin, representing a typical home in the early 1900’s. The Brethren Heritage Association is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Located at the corner of Cart and Amick Streets.

Kaleva Depot

Walta Street

Kaleva MI 


Memorial Day - Labor Day 2022
12:00p - 4:00pm

Manistee County Museum

425 River Street

Manistee MI 



10:00am - 5:00pm 

January - March: Thursday through Saturday

April - May: Tuesday through Saturday

June - August: Monday through Saturday 

September - December: Tuesday through Saturday

Manistee County Museum -

Water Works

540 River Street

Manistee MI 



1:00pm - 4:00pm 

July & August: 

Thursday through Saturday

Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

9991 Marilla Road 

Copemish MI, 49625


May - October 2022
Tuesdays & Saturdays
1:00pm - 5:00pm

** OPEN HOUSE - Marilla Memories of a Century Past
Saturday - JUNE 3rd from 1:00pm - 5:00pm 
Click here  for detailed information                    

Mesick Museum

117 Mesick Avenue

Mesick MI



10:00am - 4:00pm 

Old Kirke Museum

304 Walnut Street

Manistee MI


Thursdays in July & August - Before & after the speakers Series@ 10am (or when volunteers are present working on the Restoration and rehabilitation).
For more info or to schedule a visit at other times
email or visit our Facebook page

Exhibits 2023
• July - October Exhibit: Skavkirkes: the Stave Churches of Scandinavia
• December Exhibit: Tiny Towns ane Trains III
• The Madsen Lumbering Dioramas - ON-GOING

Kaleva Art Gallery

The Kaleva Art Gallery is a cooperative gallery that supports many local crafters and artists. If you are looking for momentos or functional gifts, this is the spot. We carry hand-woven items along with hand sewn quilts and throws, mittens and scarves, plus paintings and local photography.
There are many hand made craft items, soy candles, many types of jewelry and artistic pieces.  Kaleva Michigan apparel and Finnish souvenirs can also be purchased here. 

14449 Wuoski Avenue

Kaleva MI 



Friday 12p - 4p
Saturday 10a - 4p
Sunday 12p - 4p

Shoreline Showcase Concert Series

TUESDAYS @ 7 PM, Rotary Gazebo, Douglas Park, First Street Beach, Manistee

Those wishing to stay in their vehicles can tune to 99.3 FM.


As the warm weather slowly arrives, Manistee Shoreline Showcase is planning another stellar season of music. Concerts are on consecutive Tuesdays and are free of charge, though your donations are always appreciated to help keep this great music coming to Manistee!


• Rain/Cold/Wind site - Rain/Cold/Wind site - Orchard Beach State Park Shelter House - 2064 Lakeshore Rd, Manistee, MI 49660

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