Great Lakes Center for the Arts

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is a national destination known for unique cultural performances and events, a leading regional arts and arts education provider and an internationally recognized center for important intellectual dialogue. Since the curtains went up in 2018, the Center has presented a year-round line-up of programming across all genres, visiting artists, intellectual dialogue, movies and film, and educational programming, offering exceptional opportunities to bring world-class performances to the shores of Lake Michigan with virtually limitless possibilities to inspire, entertain, and educate.

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is equipped with sound reinforcement, electronic architecture, show relay, and production communications systems. The sound reinforcement system is a multi-channel left/center/right system with line array loudspeakers. The system was designed to be rider-friendly, meaning that it meets the requirements of celebrity performers’ technical requirements contracts. An electronic architecture system has been provided and allows acoustics of the venue to be electronically optimized to match the varied requirements of the wide range of programming, from cinema to symphony. The EA system includes approximately 100 loudspeakers discreetly located with the audience chamber. These loudspeakers also support Dolby Atmos cinema sound playback.

  • Client: Great Lakes Center for the Arts
  • Architect: TowerPinkster
  • Completion Year: 2018
  • Location: Bay Harbor, Michigan


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