Dogwood Center for Performing Arts
The mission of the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts is to be a creative force and community resource providing cultural experiences for Newaygo County and surrounding areas.
The opening of the $7 million dollar facility in July 2002 was a fulfillment of a dream that began with Dan and Dorothy Gerber. Scotti Merrill, the Gerber’s daughter, and long-time family friend Ted Johnson spearheaded the effort by forming the Art Center for Newaygo County, a non-profit organization dedicated to planning, building, and maintaining the Dogwood Center. Through grants from the Fremont Area Community Foundation and very generous gifts from community members, the Dogwood Center now is an incredible cultural venue and resource for the entire area.
Location: 4734 S. Campus Court, Fremont, MI 49412
The Dogwood Center is a vibrant combination combination of a state-of-the-art performance center, gallery and a Black Box intimate venue. Concerts, theater, films and entertainment are scheduled throughout the year. For the summer months:
- John Waite, Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
- Cirque Amongus “Circus Camp”, Friday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Dogwood Center Summer Youth Theater, Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, 7:30 p.m.
- Occidental Gypsy, Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.