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.



What’s the Attraction? Just About Everything

Since the music and sound design business Yessian Music was established in 1971, it’s opened offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Hamburg, Germany. Its clients include international...

The Right Way

Book a tasting tour at Valentine Distilling Co. in Ferndale, and as you sip your craft spirits, you’ll notice a tropical palm tree rising from among the copper pots....

Working on the Railroad

Located behind a nondescript storefront in Commerce Township, the Chi-Town Union Station is home to a secret world of railroad wonders. Not only does it house the world's largest O...
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Ramping Up Retail

After being downsized several times, Heidi Paterson decided to go into business for herself. She started exploring confectionary recipes and soon found delicious success making toffee. After a few years...

Over 11,000 High School Students Set to Explore Career Options at Second MiCareerQuest Southeast

MiCareerQuest Southeast, the region’s largest career exploration event, will host more than 11,000 high school students from 160 of the region’s schools on Nov. 8 at the Suburban Collection...

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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...

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...

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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