Construction is underway on a 25-million dollar performing arts center in Petoskey

GLCFA Exterior High Res_editedThe idea for the project came from the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in 1999 as a community cultural plan. Now it is coming to fruition.

The theater will have a 500 seat auditorium, a community engagement room for receptions and educational programs, a rooftop deck, and donor lounge.

Jill O’Neill is the Executive Director for the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

“For this region, this part of northern Michigan, there are no other professional, purpose-built facilities for the region, and as was identified in the cultural plan, suitable facilities are one component to help arts organizations grow and thrive.”

O’Neill says construction on the 25-million dollar project will continue throughout 2017. The center is expected to be complete in spring of 2018.