Oliver Art Center
The purpose of the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts is to maintain an educational program and facility for the advancement of the arts. The Art Center also works to promote and develop the visual, performing, culinary, and literary arts in Benzie County and the surrounding area.
Oliver Art Center Offers…
High quality classes and workshops for adults, youth, and families are offered year-round in a variety of media, including clay and ceramics, painting, collage, drawing, pastel, textile arts, culinary arts, fiber arts, writing fiction and poetry, editing, and wellness arts.
Outreach programs in the schools?, including the MOSAIC program, as well as scholarships for youth and adolescents to help ensure that Oliver Art Center’s serves its entire community.
Oliver Art Center hosts approximately 10 exhibitions annually, including special exhibitions. The Annual All-media Juried Exhibition and Annual Student Exhibition consistently engage our community. Two member shows per year keep everyone connected and learning about the best our membership has to offer. Featured artist shows in summer months bring artists from across the country, along with fresh ideas, inspiration, and connections for local artists.
A wide variety of events are free to the public, year-round. These include exhibition opening receptions, artist talks, the June open house with hands-on activities and compelling discussions. Ticketed events include performances held in partnership with Chamber Music North, as well as theme and holiday parties in spring and winter.