If your passion is art, be sure to explore Royal Oak's collection of
public art. Art Explored
is an innovative program that brings the works of Michigan artists to downtown Royal Oak. Art Explored adds to the vibrancy of Royal Oak's central business district while giving artists a showcase for big, imaginative ideas.
The Royal Oak Public Library, Royal Oak Commission for the Arts
, Royal Oak Arts Council
and Greater Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce
offer a number of events to promote art appreciation. Exhibits include the 11 Mile Art Project
, Royal Oak Clay, Glass & Metal, Arts, Beats & Eats
, the Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair at Memorial Park and summer concerts at the library and on Center Street.
Royal Oak caters to theatergoers of both film and live productions. Film lovers can view films at the Emagine Royal Oak
. Patrons of live theater enjoy performances by Stagecrafters
at the Baldwin Theater. Stagecrafters is a community theater group that produces 10 stage shows each year and shows silent films. Originally founded in Clawson in 1956, Stagecrafters moved to Royal Oak in 1985 when it purchased and restored the historic Baldwin Theatre, built in 1932.
The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra
performs classical and pop concerts throughout the year for the listening pleasure of the community. The orchestra is comprised of musicians from Royal Oak and surrounding communities who have previously studied or performed concert music. Orchestra members work in a variety of professions.
Various types of music concerts and other special attractions are held throughout the year at the Royal Oak Music Theater.