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

Drawn to Houses

By Megan Swoyer Scott Iulianelli of Ferndale became a computer-aided house-portrait illustrator by accident. He first designed some T-shirts that featured recording gear that the company he works for, Ferndale-based Vintage...

Detroit to Saginaw: A Trail Runs Through It

Woodward Avenue, or M-1, may well be one of the most significant thoroughfares in southeastern Michigan. It was the first paved road in the United States. It’s gained international fame...

House Call: Artist Marceline Mason’s Paintings of Homes Captivate

By Megan Swoyer After artist Marceline Mason graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in art, one of her professors suggested she should apply to graduate school. “He said to...

One Big, Open Door: Gilda’s Club wraps arms around cancer patients and family members

When Aurora Wadle was diagnosed with kidney cancer at the age of 15 months in November 2014, her mom and dad looked for a support group where they could...

Find your favorite holiday lights in Oakland County

The award-winning Oakland County Holiday Lights map is back. It enables interested individuals to view the locations of holiday light displays countywide. The Oakland County Information Technology Department created...

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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...
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Featured Video: 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 comedy...
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Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Michigan their home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of its founders and fellow company members, Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to...
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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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Featured Video: Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in West Bloomfield is the largest and most comprehensive of all of the 250+ Jewish community centers located throughout the country. The JCC is...

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