Special Programs


Sail Away Summer – Music & Storytelling with Manitou Winds

Continuing our 2023 Gallery Music Series, we welcome Manitou Winds to the Beck Gallery of the Oliver Art Center

Buy tickets online now – seats are limited!

Sail away with Manitou Winds on a fantastic summer’s journey where evocative music intertwines with imaginative short stories, legends, and poetry. This eclectic program of traditional works and originals bridges Classical, Celtic, and Folk styles, interspersed with inspiring spoken word to tempt the imagination. The unique spaces of the Beck Gallery, filled with remarkable artworks in a variety of mediums, will provide a creative backdrop to this musical adventure!

Manitou Winds was founded in May 2014 and has become a versatile chamber ensemble of passionate musicians. Seldom performing solely as a wind quintet, they enjoy breaking off into many different configurations aided by the multi-instrumentalists within the ensemble. Chamber music is often described as a conversation between musicians. Performing without a conductor, each instrument contributes its own unique twist and perspective to the central theme while the musicians work together in shifting roles to keep the piece aloft and in motion. Often exploring uncharted genres and shedding spotlight on new or obscure composers, we also invent repertoire through our own arrangements and compositions. Audiences are always assured of hearing unique music not to be found elsewhere.

Seats are limited, so be sure to secure your tickets now for this unique, memorable, and meaningful concert experience! Tickets are priced at $40.00 each, OAC members receive a 10% discount! Limited VIP Bridge seats are also available, with seating for two on our bridge balcony, including a private hi-top table with bar-height chairs and light refreshments during the performance. VIP seats are $75 per person, and must be purchased in pairs. Limit 2 per order.

FREE Kid’s Creative Space Crafting Library

Open daily during gallery hours, our FREE Creative Space is a wonderful resource available to the entire community. Drop by with your kids of all ages and enjoy this special crafting library, stocked with fun craft supplies, art-themed kids’ books and games, puzzles, and more! This free program is made possible by a generous grant from the Sally Guzowski Family Foundation. Please do not leave your children unattended, thank you! No registration required, just join us any time for some creative fun and games!