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.
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"LIGHTING UP THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY IN KALEVA"
DECEMBER EVENTS 2022 - View Flyer
The Bottle House Museum will be open all Saturdays, before Christmas, 12-4 p.m.
with traditional decorations and Finnish heaven.
December 3 - Light the trees on Wuoksi Boulevard and at Bottle House at dusk. Hot chocolate served at Bottle House 12-5 pm.
December 3 - Join us at Kaleva Art Gallery for the following classes: Please call to register 231-362-2749.
• Paper Cutting Ornament Class $10 - 10am - 2pm - Learn how to make beautiful paper cut ornaments. Space is limited to 8 people. Click for more info.
• Silhouette Painting Class $35 - 1:30pm - Finished - Learn how to paint a silhouette with 3 main colors. Space is limited to 10 people. Click for more info.
December 10 - Visit from Santa with gifts for children accompanied by an adult. Carol singing. Cookies & refreshments served. 12-4pm
December 10 & 11 - Kaleva Art Gallery celebrates 25 years. Open Sat. 10-4pm & Sun. 12-4pm - Click for details.
December 17 - Taste of Finland at the Bottle House, 12-4 pm. Nissua, pannukukku, and other Finnish treats
December 21 - Winter Solstice-Light up the Maple Grove Cemetery. Meet at 4pm to put out hundreds of luminaries on
The "New" Maple Grove Township Community Center will also be decorated for the season with special events to be announced.
Bear Lake Museum
7750 Main Street
Bear Lake MI, 49614
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Located on the corner of Main and Virginia Streets.
The Bottle House Museum
14551 Wuoski Street
12:00p - 4:00pm
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 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.
Friday 12p - 4p
Saturday 10a - 4p
Sunday 12p - 4p
Memorial Day - Labor Day 2022
12:00p - 4:00pm
Manistee County Museum -
540 River Street
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
Old Kirke Museum
304 Walnut Street