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:

Holly Sturges

July 31 - October 12

"I respond to color and shape. The structures and landscapes at Sleeping Bear provide me endless views to paint."

Holly Sturges studied painting in New York at the New York Studio School, the Art Students League and the City College. She is strongly influenced by French Impressionists Bonnard and Vuillard and Americans like Porter, Avery, Hopper, Kahn and O'Keefe. Holly is known for her vivid colors and her ability to abstract a place or object while retaining its recognizable essence. Holly has had numerous solo shows featuring the landscapes of the Sleeping Bear National Park and has shown in ArtPrize, St. Cecilia's Terryberry Gallery, and the Muskegon Museum's Regional Show. Her paintings have been selected for three NYC galleries: Prince Street, Blue Mountain and the Bowry.

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


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!