Plan Your Visit

Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership

We're delighted that you're interested in taking a course with Interlochen College of Creative Arts. Whether you're joining us for the afternoon or staying with us for an entire week of classes, we welcome your visit. 

Located in scenic northern Michigan, our 1,200-acre campus is surrounded by nature and nestled between two lakes. Just a short drive from vacation hotspot Traverse City, Interlochen is in the heart of an area where people come to relax and reset. It's the perfect place to focus on yourself and your art. Come and experience it for yourself.

Health and Safety

The safety and well-being of the Interlochen Center for the Arts community are always our first priority. Learn more about our COVID-19 guidelines.

Getting to Interlochen Center for the Arts

By Air:

Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City (TVC) is about 15 miles from Interlochen Center for the Arts.

For shuttle service from the airport to Interlochen, please call 231.276.7200 at least 24 hours before your flight. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

By Car:

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 S. M-137 Hwy.
Interlochen, MI 49643

Designated parking lots line the east and north boarders of Interlochen's main campus. 

Most classes occur in the Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership (MTCAL) building, located on the north side of campus. Parking in lot S, T, or U is recommended. 

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Look no further for your Interlochen hotel needs than with The Stone Hotel, our own on-campus lodging accommodations. 

It's the perfect place for Interlochen guests and visitors like you—plus, you will receive a discount as a College of Creative Arts student.

The Stone Hotel offers everything from rustic lodges to standard hotel rooms to gorgeous three-bedroom log cabins on the shore of Green Lake. 

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Please note that lodging is not included in the registration fee for College of Creative Arts programs.


Stone Cafeteria

College of Creative Arts students are welcome to dine in our Stone Cafeteria, which is on the south side of campus. Individual meal tickets can be purchased at the Stone Hotel front desk. 

Stone Cafeteria offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner—with hot and cold food bar options. We also provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options at every meal.

The Melody Freeze

This is a great spot to grab coffee drinks, cold beverages, ice cream, and other simple food fare like bagels, fruit cups, yogurt, pizza, and nachos. 

Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership (MTCAL)

Our building provides a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, and dining area for those who wish to bring their own meals. We also offer complimentary coffee, tea, soda, water, and light refreshments.  


There are also several locally-owned restaurants and eateries off-campus:

Interlochen Center for the Arts is just 15 miles southwest of Traverse City. The area regularly receives accolades and recognition for its natural beauty, food and wine, and arts and culture.

But don't let us tell you. Here's what the experts say:

Please note that Interlochen Center for the Arts is a smoke-free and weapon-free campus.