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ARS Gallery

ARS Gallery is an art center with gallery art classes including the Spanish and Italian languages.

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Box Factory for the Arts

A great place for the local community and visitors to celebrate the arts. Featuring three art galleries ,37 artist studios, cafe, gift shop and stage. Live music every Saturday night.

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Celebration Cinema

Celebration Cinema is the premier movie theater in the twin cities area. With 13 screens playing the newest films and an exceptional concession area and game room. Do not miss a great night of entertainment at Celebration Cinema.

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Citadel Dance & Music Center

Comprehensive music and dance instruction offered year round.

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Heritage Museum & Cultural Center

History Museum Exhibits for all ages, Events and Programs, Research Center and Museum Gift Store

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Howard Performing Arts Center

The Howard Performing Arts Center features classical artists, Christian artists & world music acts. The Department of Music's ensembles: Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, & Choirs regularly have concerts as well.

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Krasl Art Center

The Krasl Art Center is a place where imagination & art fills your senses. Admission is free and we are open each day except major holidays. Our Gift Shop has jewelry, wall art, accessories, and greeting cards that are perfect for gift giving.

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Lake Bluff Concours d' Elegance of Southwest Michigan

The Lake Bluff Concours is a premier automobile show featuring vehicles from the Brass, Classic, Vintage, Special Interest and Muscle Car Eras. 75 spectacular vehicles from 7 decades to be on display at Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan.

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Lake Effect Jazz Big Band

The Lake Effect Jazz Big Band is dedicated to preserving the "artistic" big band ensemble, playing state-of-the-art arrangements in community concert settings throughout Southwestern Michigan.

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Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

Located on the campus of Lake Michigan College, the Mendel Center offers a rare combination of an ideal location, relaxed surroundings, and excellent accommodations.

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Morton House Museum

The mission of the Morton House Museum is to be “The Home of Benton Harbor History.” As part of the revitalization of Benton Harbor, we share the remarkable story of the city from its beginning until today. The Morton House Museum is a center of history for Benton Harbor residents, and also those outside the city who are interested and care about Benton Harbor.

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New Territory Arts Association

To promote the development of the Benton Harbor Arts District.

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Silver Beach Shadowland

This beautiful reception and meeting facility offers a seating capacity of 300+ and is just steps away from Silver Beach.

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Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Today under the direction of Music Director Robin Fountain, the SMSO has acquired a reputation in the tri-state area for featuring new, surprising, and challenging works in a non-traditional repertoire.

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Square Peg Events

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St. Joseph Library

Creatively serving the community with diverse resources and learning opportunities.

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The Livery

A great place offering 'Hand Forged Microbrews,' the Livery is the place to get together. Live entertainment all throughout the week is a big draw for the Livery.

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The Twin City Players

Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is one of the oldest, continuously operating community theaters in Michigan.

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The Veranda @ The Whitcomb

Southwest Michigan's premier lake-view event venue! Commanding a scenic panorama on the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan, The Veranda is the ideal location for weddings, corporate events, social parties, fundraisers and more.

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Water Street Glassworks

Our qualified instructors will guide you through the exciting learning process of working in the fire arts.

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Fourth of July Weekend in Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/28/2016

The Fourth of July is almost here, and we are ready for a long weekend! Here’s a list of happenings to help you celebrate America’s birthday in Michigan’s Great Southwest. 

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Lazy Ballerina Winery: 1 Year in Downtown St. Joe!

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/27/2016

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Lazy Ballerina Winery sits on State St. in downtown St. Joseph. The huge windows in the front give a clear view to a pink bar with tutu barstools, a leather couch and sleek chairs. It’s pretty, but packs a punch with their wine, food, and extremely popular events.    In March, I spent the afternoon with Melanie and Lauren, the co-owners of and the creative genius behind Lazy Ballerina Winery. On June 25th, they celebrated their first anniversary in downtown St. Joseph!  

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Michigan Winters, Michigan Wines

Written by White Pine Winery on 06/20/2016

In the height of summer, it's easy to forget about the cold winds and snow that inhabit Michigan's Great Southwest. However, the winter greatly impacts the wine we are able to enjoy year round!

Dr. Dave Miller from White Pine Winery shares how the winters of the last few years have shaped our region's wines.

 

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(L) White Pine Winery Vineyards in fall of 2013
(R) Dave Miller PhD, author, Owner / Winemaker at White Pine Winery and Vineyards, LLC


I read a blog I wrote about this time in 2014 just after some of the coldest weather we’ve had in decades. I knew we were in for little to no crop on Vitis vinifera grapevines that year and I was right.  I had no idea that we would have similar weather again in 2015 with a similar result – little to no crop on Vitis vinifera varieties (e.g. Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet franc, Merlot).  Having two years in a row with little to no crop on those vines is unprecedented in Michigan.  

 

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Whitney Behnke

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St. Joseph Today

 Tess Carragher

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St. Joseph Today

Jill Stone

Former Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Co-Owner
Lazy Ballerina Winery