Located just 13 miles south of Traverse City, the famed Interlochen Center for the Arts has driven the creative culture of the region for nearly 100 years. A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen is deeply rooted and intertwined in the arts fabric of northern Michigan. Whether you're an Interlochen student, parent, patron, volunteer, listener, or friend, the storied institution offers innumerable opportunities for joy, reflection, and a life enriched by the arts.
Nestled between two lakes, the glorious 1,200-acre campus integrates state-of-the-art facilities with northern Michigan's pristine natural beauty. Thousands of young artists ages 8-18 convene at the Interlochen Arts Camp each summer. During the academic year, emerging artists in grades 9-12 transform their passion and potential into purpose at Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation's premier arts boarding school.
There's nothing quite like experiencing a live concert amidst the beauty and creative energy of the Interlochen campus. Patrons from across the region visit Interlochen annually for hundreds of concerts and presentations by internationally renowned artists and Interlochen faculty, staff, and students. The summer Interlochen Arts Festival brings top-tier performers to the Kresge Auditorium, a 4,000-seat outdoor venue on the shores of scenic Green Lake.