The Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC)

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC)

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center to Install PV Solar System to Stem Energy Costs and Protect the Future of this Cultural Landmark

For over 96 years the Old Art Building has been both a touchstone and a welcome home sign for the residents of Leland, Michigan and for those who come back every year to enjoy a variety of over 600 programs focused on education, arts and culture. Today, the Old Art Building is known as one of the oldest, continuous art centers in the state, where young and old can come together and learn how to dance, paint, or see a world class concert.

Since becoming a nonprofit in 1992, the nonprofit Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC) has been administering these cultural programs and working on maintaining the Old Art Building. In order to mitigate the rising costs of energy and find a cleaner way to protect the future of this landmark, the LCCC will install a solar PV system thanks to the support of All Points North Foundation.

A real time monitoring display unit on the outside of the building will provide the public with information on energy consumption and savings, creating constant awareness about the benefits of solar energy. Local students will have the opportunity to be educated on PV energy, as the LCCC will coordinate on-site visits for both private and public area schools. In addition, LCCC will highlight the positives of solar energy through lectures and tours of the building, and by producing a flyer for the 16,000 visitors who come through the doors every year.  A special celebration will also be held to commission this new solar system during a dedication ceremony, where local dignitaries, politicians, members and the public will be invited to attend.

While the mission of the LCCC is primarily to promote cultural enrichment programs and events, and provide a gathering place for the community, the new PV solar system guarantees that the Old Art Building will continue to be a significant part of Leelanau history for years to come.

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Photo credit: The Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC)

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