Visitors from near and far love to experience Ann Arbor's rich arts and culture scene.
Fall in love with a modern masterpiece at the recently renovated, and expanded, University of Michigan Museum of Art featuring one of the largest collections of Tiffany objects. At this acclaimed museum, you'll find guided tours, family-friendly events, a unique gallery store and lots to explore.
If live theatre is your passion, you'll want to check out The Purple Rose Theatre, founded by actor Jeff Daniels in 1991. Located in neighboring Chelsea, the Purple Rose has a year-round production calendar filled with new plays and old favorites. Also in nearby Dexter, the Encore Musical Theatre Company specializes in Broadway-style musicals. For especially family-friendly theatrical events, check out the Wild Swan Theatre.
Considered one of the top live music clubs in the world, The Ark is Ann Arbor's home for acoustic music. This intimate, 400-seat venue offers a wide range of folk and roots music more than 300 nights each year. For incredible world music and unique performances from many genres, explore the offerings from UMS (the University Musical Socity - many of their productions are held at the stunning Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor).
The Ann Arbor Art Center is one of the oldest, most respected community arts organizations in Michigan. The Center hosts three rotating exhibition galleries and a gallery shop featuring original artwork, jewelry, paintings and ceramics from local and regional artists. The Ann Arbor area is also home to many interesting art galleries, such as the WSG Gallery, Yourist Studio Gallery, Bumble's Dry Goods in Chelsea, and Artistica in Dexter.
Combining history and pure dedication to fine film and live entertainment, the Michigan Theater is a living testimony to the arts. View the lovingly restored theater and learn about its history—including the Barton Theatre Pipe Organ, one of the only theater organs in existence still played in its original home on a regular basis.
From street art to fine arts, creativity flourishes in this eccentric, imaginative city. In between performances, there are a number of resturants, shops, and other attractions to explore. Plan your visit today.