The Reception Gallery showcases a variety of art from local and regional artists. Admission is FREE and exhibits change on a regular basis—see below for information on our latest exhibit. Selected pieces will be available for purchase.

The Reception Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Hilt Building within the Frauenthal Center and is open Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM with extended hours on show nights.

For more information contact Eric Messing at 231.332.4135.

Current Exhibit:

Evie Carrier

October 9 - December 7

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore”
- Vincent Van Gogh

“The Art of Water” By Evie Carrier

Not only do we cohabitate the planet with water— in many ways we collaborate with it as well. There are all those special sights and sounds water so delightfully shares with us: the always-changing shoreline landscapes; the music of a hummingbird hovering in the mist; rippling reflections shimmering in street-borne puddles—until broken by the intermittent steps of rushing feet. Water allows us to ride along with seafaring leaves in autumn, and in winter, like in a wind-driven bobsled, we glide within them across the drifting snow. Outside our dreamy bedroom windows, frozen water reflects every sparkle of light around it to illuminate Santa's Christmas way. It is truly a wonder how we connect with water in a myriad of ways.

Upcoming Exhibits

2023-2024 Series Schedule

Holly Sturges

August & September 2023

Evie Carrier

October & November 2023

Barbara Schilling

December 2023 & January 2024

Franciscan Artists

February 2024

Muskegon Showcase

March 2024

Kris & Bob Brown

April & May 2024

Jackie Lindrup & Nancy Armitage

June & July 2024

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Box Office

Tuesday-Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On performance days, the Box Office opens two hours prior to show time and remains open 30 minutes after curtain.

Summer hours vary


Frauenthal Presents

The Frauenthal Presenting Season includes art exhibits and four entertainment series: Performance Series, Spotlight Series, Free Family Movie Day Series, and Alley Door Club Music Series. The Frauenthal 2023-2024 Presenting Season features productions and events that reflect our mission to engage the region through a diverse range of arts and entertainment. Experience it ALL!