The Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) offers several opportunities for artist residencies each year. Located on the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan, Glen Arbor provides a perfect backdrop to create and explore. This awe-inspiring locale also offers the opportunity to work within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore at Thoreson Farm, a farmstead in the historic Port Oneida district of the National Lakeshore three miles from Glen Arbor. This idyllic setting offers studio space in a seasonal, rustic building that overlooks open fields and woodlands. The National Lakeshore includes miles of spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline, wooded hills and the Crystal River. The purpose of the GAAC residency program is to provide visiting artists with a respite from daily responsibilities to enable them to concentrate on their work.
As part of their artist-in-residence [AIR] experience, each of the GAAC’s AIRs gives a conversational overview of their two-week visit. These presentations offer a chance to hear about the resident’s project, process, and how the residency unfurled. All presentations take place in the GAAC classroom, and are free of charge.