Arts + Music

Holland’s performing arts scene has it all. From live music on the patio of a favorite pub to a drama by West Michigan’s premier theatre company, there is something to nurture the creative spark in each and every one of us.

Lose yourself in an original composition at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts or in the music of the world’s greatest composers performed by the Holland Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy an art-house film at the Knickerbocker Theatre, a Smithsonian exhibit at the Holland Museum, or a comedy show at the Park Theatre. Even have your caricature sketched while watching aerial acrobats across the street.

Those who like to combine activity with culture can embark on a walking tour of historic homes, public art, and murals. For the book enthusiast, the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series offers rich and distinctive literary experiences. Art lovers will want to visit the Holland Area Arts Council to view works by talented local and regional artists or to take part in one of 150+ classes in visual and performing arts offered each year.

There’s more. The Kruizenga Art Museum is a center for curiosity, inspiration, and cultural exploration as are the galleries and studios downtown. At your leisure, muse over oil paintings, handcrafted hardwood bowls, hazy watercolors, wire sculpture, and one-of-a-kind jewelry by artisans from Holland and around the world.