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What's New
Author explores ‘The Death and Life of the Great Lakes’
Watertown Daily Times (3/26)
“The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” takes readers through the science, politics, history and economics of the Great Lakes, beginning with European explorers arriving in the 1600s and struggling when they met the St. Lawrence.

National park signs in Michigan now sport poetry
The Detroit News (8/16)
Visitors to Michigan’s three national parks this summer are in for a treat. In addition to the wonders of nature, they might also get an unexpected dose of literature.

Artwork of Erie Canal from its 1825 opening found
The Associated Press (8/12)
In New York, in the fall of 1825, John Henry Hopkins traveled from Buffalo to Albany on the Erie Canal just days after the 363-mile waterway had opened. Along the way, he drew scenes of what then was considered a marvel of modern engineering.

Toronto artists painting love letters to the Great Lakes
Metro Toronto (6/23)
As part of Toronto's inaugural "Love Letter to the Great Lakes" street art festival, twenty murals celebrating the Great Lakes are going up at this week at three public sites.

Engineers-turned-sand-artists build mega-castles on Lake Michigan beach
M Live (6/20)
Castle Grande, a Saturday event sponsored by the Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce brought a professional sand sculpture group the Sand Fanatics to Grand Haven.

Public sculpture draws attention to Great Lakes ecosystem
Buffalo Public Radio (6/13)
A newly-installed public sculpture series in Rochester, N.Y., is crafted in the shape and proportion of the Great Lakes.

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Music
ORCHESTRAS
Adrian Symphony Orchestra
Akron Symphony
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (Ithaca, NY)
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Danville Symphony Orchestra (IL)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra
East York Symphony Orchestra
Flint Symphony Orchestra
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra
Grand Rapids Symphony
Green Bay Symphony Orchestra
Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra (OH)
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
Hershey Symphony Orchestra
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Kingston Symphony (ON)
Lafayette Symphony Orchestra
Lake St. Clair Symphony Orchestra
Madison Symphony Orchestra
Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Muncie Symphony Orchestra (IN)
New York Philharmonic
Oakville Symphony Orchestra (ON)
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra
Penfield Symphony Orchestra (NY)
Philadelphia Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Plymouth Symphony (MI)
Richmond Symphony Orchestra (IN)
Rochester (MI) Symphony Orchestra
Rochester (MN) Orchestra & Chorale
Sault Symphony (ON)
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra
Sudbury Symphony Orchestra (ON)
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra
The Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra
The Minnesota Orchestra
The Runyan Jay Big Band
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
The Toledo Symphony
The Youngstown Symphony
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Traverse Symphony Orchestra (MI)
Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Ypsilanti (MI) Symphony Orchestra

 
GREAT LAKES ARTISTS
Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates
Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates (PAA), a unique non-profit arts organization, was founded in 1978. Its mission is to encourage the cultural and artistic development of the Great Lakes region by supporting the performance careers of exceptional regional artists.

Lee Murdock: Songs of the Great Lakes
An overview of Murdock's music, which focuses on Great Lakes maritime.

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State and Provincial Resources
ILLINOIS
Illinois Arts Alliance
Works toward building support for the arts among citizens and community leaders.

Illinois Arts Council
Encourages development of the arts throughout Illinois.

Illinois Center for the Book
The Illinois Library of Congress
Dedicated to stimulating the interest in the written word and supporting those who make up the Illinois book community.

Illinois State Historical Society
Founded in 1899 to encourage the research and awareness of Illinois history.

Prairie: Illinois Humanities Council
Dedicated to fostering an appreciation for and involvement in the humanities by the citizens of Illinois.

INDIANA
Indiana Arts Commission
Encourages, funding, promoting, and awareness of the arts in Indiana.

Indiana Humanities Council
Information on grants, resources, and opportunities related to the arts & humanities in Indiana.

Young Audiences of Indiana
An educational organization providing children with the opportunity to experience the arts with professional artists.

MICHIGAN
ArtServe Michigan
A statewide communication link between artists, arts organizations, educators and legislators.

Michigan Association of Community Arts Organizations
Supports and unites community arts and cultural organizations in Michigan.

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Serves to encourage, develop and facilitate the arts in Michigan.

Michigan Culture Link
An Arts & Humanities virtual center.

Michigan Humanities Council
Fosters and advocates intellectual and cultural life in Michigan communities.

Northquest
A directory of Michigan artists, art galleries, and art events.

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education
Strives to ensure quality arts education for all K-12 Minnesota students.

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
An advocacy organization devoted to promoting and protecting Minnesota arts.

Minnesota Humanities Commission
Provides educational humanities programs and resources for Minnesotans.

Minnesota State Arts Board
An agency dedicated to enriching the cultural lives of all Minnesotans.

NEW YORK
Lake Placid Institute for the Arts
Fosters and sustains arts and cultural activities in the Adirondacks.

New York Council for the Humanities
Devotes itself to ensuring the presence of the humanities in the state's cultural and intellectual life.

New York Foundation for the Arts
An organization that enables contemporary artists to create and share their works.

New York State Council on the Arts
A state funded agency that provides support for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New York State.

OHIO
Ohio Arts & Culture
Concerts and performing arts resources in Ohio.

Ohio Humanities Council
Promotes the awareness of the humanities and provides resources for all Ohioans.

ONTARIO
Council for the Arts in Ottawa
An arts advocacy organization.

Georgian Bay Virtual Art Show
Samples and information on more than a dozen artists inspired by the powerful landscapes of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay.

Ontario Arts Council
An agency of the Ontario government that provides grants, awards and services to artists and arts organizations.

PENNSYLVANIA
Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania
Dedicated to advancing the arts in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Provides current information on grants as well as upcoming onferences, workshops, events and job opportunities.

Pennsylvania Humanities Council
An organization that conducts public humanities programs for adults.

QUEBEC
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
A government corporation devoted to the development and dissemination of the arts.

Quebec Cultural Life
This crossroads between European and North American culture is a constant source of inspiration for artists. Provides an overview of Quebec's performing arts, visual arts, cinema and literature.

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters
Encourage the investigation and sharing of knowledge in the sciences, arts, and literature.

Wisconsin Assembly for the Local Arts
An organization dedicated to promoting arts and culture in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Center for the Book
Celebrates and supports the written word in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Humanities Council
Supports public programs that promote awareness of the humanities and the arts.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Festivals in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Historic Sites in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Museums in the Great Lakes Region

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