Arts + Culture

Oakland County has a world-class selection of professional theatres, art museums, cultural destinations and historical sites. It is home to Cranbrook Educational Community (which includes the Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Art Academy and Cranbrook House & Gardens), Detroit Zoo, and Meadow Brook Hall.

No matter the season, Oakland County has plenty of fun and entertaining events – Fire & Ice Fest, Uptown Film Festival, Woodward Dream Cruise and Arts, Beats & Eats.

Features

Public Voting Open to Pick Winners in ‘Oakland Together’ COVID-19 Safety Video & Visual Art Contest

Think you have an eye for visual or video art? Here’s your chance to pick the winners of the ‘Oakland Together’ Safety Video & Visual Art Contest. Voting is easy and it’s online.

In a Pandemic, Music Transcends School Walls

When Pontiac Schools closed mid-March due to COVID-19, Dream Williams was among countless students affected. On top of being cut off from friends and teachers and wondering what would...

‘Oakland Together’ COVID-19 Safety Video & Visual Art Contest Accepting Entries Today From County Residents

Oakland County is looking for residents of nearly any age who have an artistic flair or video-making chops to create original art or a video to promote the continuing...
1874 Oakland County Pioneer Picnic

Oakland County at 200

When Oakland County was founded 200 years ago, its merits were severely underappreciated.Carol Bacak-Egbo, a historian for Oakland County Parks, says surveyors’ first assessments of the land that would...

Born to Learn

Lawrence S. Bacow officially became the 29th president of Harvard University last July. As the recipient of three degrees from Harvard (M.P.P., J.D., and a Ph.D.), along with the...

Featured Videos

Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Mich., home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of founders Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to being a modern dance company, Take...

Next Step Studio and Gallery

Next Step Studio and Gallery is owned and operated by ceramicist Kaiser Suidan. Conveniently located in Ferndale, Next Step is a functioning Art Gallery featuring works by local and...

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Laughter is truly the best medicine, and Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle is your favorite doctor's office. Since 1979, the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak has been a staple for stand-up...

Video: MI Great Artist Winner Ken Hershenson

Meet Ken Hershenson of Clawson, the 2015 winner of the MIGreatArtist contest. Ken, a self-taught painter, commented about his success in the competition stating, “This is validation for working...

Featured Video: Palazzo di Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce is every bit as palatial as the name promises. At 32,000 sq.ft., the Palazzo is home to 10 total indoor bocce courts, with three on each...

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