Art & Culture

It is fairly well known that the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee have been graced by artists and writers for over 100 years and, through the many gem-like facets of its community, Culver continues to be rich in artistic expression: literary, theatrical, musical, and visual.

One can often find book-signings at the Culver Union Township Library or the Culver Coffee Company. There are summer theater productions offered by both the community-based Maxinkuckee Players and the Culver Academies Summer Schools and Camps. Music fills the air through special performances arranged by the Antiquarian Society in summer and the Culver Academies Fine Arts Program as well as the annual performances by the Maxinkuckee Singers in winter. For the best in High School Theater, five productions are offered each school year, two at Culver Community Schools and three at the Culver Academies. And don’t miss the special performances by visiting artists to the Academies’ Huffington Concert Series offered several times during the school year.

The visual arts are no less represented with ongoing exhibitions at Culver Union Township Library and the Culver Academies’ Crisp Visual Art Center, home of the Culver Art Collection. For those who would like to purchase fine art, there are rotating exhibitions at the Culver Coffee Company, and for the adventurous seeker, Elizabeth’s Garden has the most unique offerings anywhere in the tri county area. All in all, the arts are alive and well in Culver and always worth a visit or an extended stay.