Increased Programming at the Ramsdell

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (RRCA) opened its doors on July 7 with their free talk series. After positive reviews from patrons, the RRCA is looking to increase its programming. One patron expressed, “The RRCA was well prepared, following all guidelines. [We were] impressed with their plan and safety concerns. We’ll be back! Thank you!” The RRCA COVID-19 guidelines are available at

The RRCA launched its opening with the popular Midweek Mornings in Manistee, a collaborative effort between the RRCA, Vogue Theatre, and Old Kirke Museum to increase programming during the summer months. The RRCA has also booked an exclusive documentary series, Great Art On Screen, and recently added two performances of the Bolshoi Ballet. Next week, the art gallery opens with works by Onekama residents Phil and Susan Joseph. “We’re moving forward and appreciate the positive response from our patrons.  More programming is being scheduled, including pre-recorded performances from the National Theatre and Met Opera. At this time, all events will be at the Ramsdell and available to a live audience,” said Executive Director, Xavier Verna. A listing of events is available at