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
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
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

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

Sleighbell at the Ramsdell

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (RRCA) is proud to organize another eventful weekend for visitors at the Ramsdell during the 33rd annual Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend.

The RRCA will offer a variety of events inside the Ramsdell, including the Lakeside Club’s Festival of Trees and Holiday Décor. This year, the two organizations selected to receive the entry fee proceeds are The Lakeshore Children’s Advocacy Center and the Manistee Friendship Society. “Lakeside Club is very excited about this year’s Festival of Trees & Holiday Decor. The community has once again stepped up, and we have a great lineup of creative, beautiful trees that will be up for auction, along with other Holiday decor items. Don’t forget to bring your canned goods to vote for the People’s Choice Award. You could win a gift certificate if you bring a toy for Toys for Tots or a gift for Gifts for Teens. Come enjoy this great community event while supporting great non-profit organizations!” added Deb Green, President of Lakeside Club.

In partnership with the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series, the RRCA presents “A WSCC Holiday Rock Spectacular Reunion.” The two events on December 3 and 4 (8pm and 2pm, respectively) will feature over 20 different musicians on stage, including Edgard Struble, Lou Musa from the Verve Pipe, Craig Avery, Kevin Depree from the popular Grand Rapids-based band Brenna, along with special guests from Groove 101 and the WSCC Drumline. “We premiered this show at the Radian Church in Ludington in December 2021 and cannot wait to reunite this group at the Ramsdell on December 3 and 4. I have been able to perform music professionally with each musician on stage. It will be a homecoming for sure,” added Ted Malt, Professor of Music and Director of the Performing Arts Series at West Shore Community College.

Other events include 30-minute historical tours, an art exhibit featuring 6×6 canvases painted by our local community of artists, a period-theme party hosted by the Lakeside Club, and the Chamber of Commerce’s UnTapped event on Thursday, December 1. For more information about these events, please visit www.RamsdellTheatre.org/Sleighbell

Following the Sleighbell festivities, patrons can enjoy the Manistee Civic Players’ presentation of Oliver the musical. This show features a cast of almost 50 people. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where Is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic. More info at www.RamsdellTheatre.org/Events

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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