Amy Stein-Hansen
Ashlee Cowles
Carol Murray Jewelry
Cindy McSurely
Deborah Crandell
Diane Frederick
Elizabeth Calcutt
Greta Bolger
Heather Harris-Brady
Helen Grove
Holly Polich
Ian Jones
Ingrid Andrews
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
Kate Korroch
Kristi Wodek
Laura Quackenbush
Laurie Sears
Leslie Donaldson
Linda Gits
Lora Frankel
Lisa Ventimiglio
Marcia Conlon
Mark Bowyer
Mary Dye
Megan Holtrey
Melanie Olsen
Melissa Johnson
Mercedes Michalowski
Molly Thompson
Helen Raica-Klotz
Raizel Coiman
Renee Hintz
Sharon Hubbard
Sharon Mick McAuley
Tamara Hoffbauer
Tami Maisel
Terry Beamsley
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage

NW MI Arts & Culture Network

New Member Programs in Little Traverse Area

We’re thrilled to introduce two new member programs launching in the Little Traverse region. These initiatives signify our concentrated effort to provide valuable programming and services to our community. Designed to foster professional growth and collaboration, both series promise engaging discussions, timely workshops, and networking opportunities aimed at elevating the arts and culture sector.

If you are an arts organization in the Little Traverse region, but not yet a member, you can join the Network here in order to register for these free events.

Caffeinated Conversations

Join the “Caffeinated Conversations” series hosted by the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network. These engaging sessions start with a networking coffee, followed by discussions on varying topics shaped by feedback from our members. Engage with fellow artists and arts professionals in dynamic conversations that respond to the evolving needs of the arts and culture sector.

Whether you’re seeking fresh perspectives or keen to share your own insights, “Caffeinated Conversations” is the perfect setting to connect and grow professionally.

What Can a Culture Network do for Me?

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join the us for a focused networking and roundtable event tailored for nonprofit arts professionals. Begin the morning with a 30-minute coffee session to network with colleagues and meet our incoming Executive Director, Troy DeShano. This will lead into a one-hour discussion themed “What can a culture network do for me?” The goal is to collect insights on how the Network can effectively support its members throughout the Little Traverse Region. Your participation is vital in shaping our vibrant arts and culture community—don’t miss out!

  • This session is intended for Organizations.
  • Reservation recommended.

Level Up

“Level Up” is a professional development series brought to you by the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network designed to enhance the capabilities of nonprofit professionals in the arts & culture sector.

Through interactive workshops, expert-led seminars, and practical case studies, participants will gain valuable skills and insights to elevate your impact. Whether you’re looking to improve your fundraising techniques, enhance your marketing strategies, or foster stronger community engagement, “Level Up” offers the tools and knowledge to help you succeed.

Board Basics: Roles & Responsibilities

Saturday, June 8, 2024

9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

The first Level Up workshop is essential for executive directors and board members, focusing on the critical roles and responsibilities within board governance. Facilitated by Cindy McSurely, a seasoned nonprofit consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in our region’s arts and culture sector, this session promises valuable insights for effective leadership. Each member organization may send two participants, so please register promptly to secure your spots.

  • This session is intended for ED’s and board members.
  • Registration is required for this free event.


Little Traverse Programs Funded in Party By


PO Box 1859
Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

Michigan Museums Associations Scholarships & Conference


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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