Dennos Museum Center Offers New Programs During Stay Home, Stay Safe

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College, along with local artists, performers, and partners is shifting gears in light of recent global developments. In an effort to continue providing top-notch educational and entertainment value to the greater Grand Traverse region and beyond, the Museum presents several new and updated programs. In addition, they remain in conversation with artists and arts organizations throughout Michigan to further develop programs and support initiatives.

Live & Local Concert Series

April 6-11, 2020

On Facebook Live:

The Live & Local Concert Series is presented by the Dennos Museum Center and Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology to bring some much needed musical entertainment to your living room. We believe strongly in supporting our local musicians, and invite you to join us on Facebook Live to do the same. Featuring local singer-songwriters, this could be the beginning of an ongoing series, so stay tuned. You can also visit to support their local artist relief fund.

Tune in on our Facebook page, our performers’ pages, or on the event page to watch Facebook Live concerts.

Performances by date:

  • May Erlewine – Monday, April 6th at 7:00PM
  • Blake Elliot – Wednesday, April 8th at 7:00PM
  • Jack M. Senff – Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 PM
  • E-Minor – Saturday, April 11th at 12:00 PM



Now in its sixth year, DRAW NoMI is a collaborative event that brings together arts organizations from all over Northern Michigan to present programming for our communities. During this time of staying home and being together only virtually, DRAW NoMI’s partners are all working hard to connect you and your family with the arts on social media and the web. Make sure to check the list below to learn how you can support them today.

DRAW NoMI is supported by the Linda O’Meara Fund for Arts Education.

The Dennos Museum Center recently began publishing twice-weekly videos with fantastic how-to-draw demos that are fun for the whole family. Narrated and drawn by Jason Dake, Curator of Education, these videos offer brief demonstrations and tips on a variety of drawing topics. They are posted to the Dennos Museum Center’s YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts on Mondays and Thursdays for the time being. Everyone is encouraged to share their creations on the Dennos Facebook page,

Additional Partners Include:

  • Crooked Tree Art Center – Traverse City
  • Michigan Legacy  Art Park
  • Oliver Art Center
  • Twisted Fish Gallery
  • Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network