Take in the Music, Arts & Culture in Traverse City, Michigan
The Traverse City music, arts & culture scene is so much more than a skiing and boating town! Northwest Michigan is recognized as a regional hub for arts and culture – the creative sector – as home to thousands of artists, musicians, writers, festivals, museums, galleries, theaters, venues, training spaces, and related cultural organizations and for-profit businesses.
Every day in Traverse City is a good day to go out and look at art in the city. Our area has a lot of outdoor sculptures, shows, and murals by artists from all over the world. During your trip, we’d love to hear about any hidden gems you find.
Michigan Legacy Art Park
This park is still one of the most beautiful things in northern Michigan. Michigan Legacy Art Park is tucked away in 30 wooded acres near Crystal Mountain. There are more than 50 sculptures and installations, a 1/4-mile accessible trail, and an amphitheater there, as well as more than 50 sculptures and installations.
Dennos Museum Center
There are a lot of Inuit art and artifacts at the Dennos Museum Center, which is why it is so well-known. But did you know that there are also sculptures outside? Most of the pieces in the collection are by Michigan artists, and they can be found at the museum and on the Northwestern Michigan College grounds.
Downtown TC Murals
While you’re downtown, don’t forget to look out for the sculptures that line the town center as well. Among other things, you’ll see a river guardian, a tribute to the Coast Guard, and so much more. TC Public Art has a list of both long-term and short-term exhibits.