Experience the arts!

We miss you already! It was such a joy to see you at the Ramsdell since reopening in July. Let’s remind ourselves of the many sacrifices made that allowed most businesses to reopen in July. It was tough, but you did it once, and you can do it again. Stay safe, wear a mask, and let’s hang on a little longer, so we can all get back to that joyous moment.

“No matter the barrier.” That’s a direct quote from us, from the first shutdown. We’re keeping our promise. So here are three things you can do to engage in the arts during shutdown #2.

1. The Art Divas – We will feature this art exhibit online starting December 4 and will offer a live exhibit later in 2021. The online Art Divas show features Terri Barto, Jeanne Butterfield, Mary Wahr, Lynn Williams, and Chris Wucherer. You support local artists and the Ramsdell when you purchase art.

2. The Lamplighter – Artists Tyler and Ashley Vorhees, from Glenn, MI, are bringing a new and exciting sculpture to Manistee. It will be featured next to the Christmas tree on Friday, December 4 for about a month. It is magnificent and interactive. Learn more.

3. Jeff Daniels – A virtual and live concert will be presented by Jeff Daniels on Friday, December 11 at 7:30pm. He will be performing for YOU, the Manistee community, and supporters of the Ramsdell Theatre. The live stream link is $15. Learn more. Sponsored by the Ohman/McCormack Retirement Group of Raymond James.

We hope you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

With gratitude,
—Xavier Verna