Arts and Culture Destinations

Below is a list of Arts and Culture Destinations in the state of Michigan. This list is to be used as a reference. If you are an arts and culture organization that can welcome school groups and are interested in being included in the database, CLICK HERE for the application.  

Visual Arts

Ann Arbor Art Center

Ann Arbor Washtenaw

The Ann Arbor Art Center offers two different programs designed for field trip groups. One is Paint Your Own Pottery, and the other is Girl and Boy Scout Badge Workshops.

Visual Arts

Anton Art Center

Mount Clemens Macomb

The Anton Art Center offers a field trip focusing on public art and community, that may include a hands-on art activity.

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Art Reach Center

Mt. Pleasant Isabella

Art Reach offers monthly gallery exhibits in a 900 sq. foot art gallery located in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Visual Arts

Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary University

Howell Livingston

The Arthur Secunda Museum celebrates the life and work of one of Michigan’s most accomplished artists. Arthur Secunda is an internationally renowned artist whose art career began in Detroit, Michigan more than 65 years ago. His one-man shows have been seen in numerous galleries and museums in Europe, North America and Asia.

Visual Arts


Ann Arbor Washtenaw

Delivering Discovery for 40 years Artrain, a nonprofit arts organization, has delivered world class arts and cultural exhibitions and education programs to under-resourced communities throughout the United States. Winner of the National Medal for Museum Service, Artrain's mission is to use the power of arts and culture to transform lives, organizations and communities. Originally using America's rail system to deliver art exhibitions, Artrain now delivers cultural outreach programs to people in villages, towns and cities everywhere through a variety of methods including mobile touring exhibitions and cultural education and engagement programs. Since its founding in 1971, more than 3.2 million people have visited Artrain during more than 850 community visits across the nation.

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Arts and Scraps

Detroit Wayne

Arts and Scraps offers group field trips:Up to 50 students ages 3 and up, 1 ½ to 2 hours; 5 interactive stations for hands-on curriculum activities, create 2 take-home projects, one customized to your theme and shop, filling a 5" x 7" x 11" bag in our store, choosing from 300+ items.

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Avatar Design House & Knowmad Gallery

Bloomfield Twp. Oakland

Avatar Design House provides high-end products and services for a wide range of clients throughout Metro Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. Knowmad Gallery fine art offerings include photography, digital scans and mixed media pieces. Avatar Design House focuses on commercial art services and design consultation rooted in sustainability. Both run from a fully outfitted digital studio and workshop. Our space was remodeled to create one of the most sustainable residences in Michigan.

We offer tours of the in-home Knowmad Gallery with introduction to sustainable design, modern architecture and mid-century style ranch home/gallery. Tour also includes full view of the Avatar Digital Photography Lab; equipped with large format printing equipment, top of the line computers, full work stations, ect. Students would receive brief lessons on color calibration and fine art digital printing.

Cultural, Visual Arts

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center – Northern Michigan University

Marquette Marquette

The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center is a historical museum and educational facility on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The mission of the U.P. Heritage Center is to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula through an active slate of exhibitions and engaging public programs for the whole region. The center also collects and preserves artifacts related to the history of Northern Michigan University. The center maintains a gallery in 105 Cohodas Hall and several other displays throughout campus.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center – Northern Michigan University

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Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Birmingham Oakland

The BBAC, founded in 1957, serves the Detroit region’s visual arts community by fulfilling its mission “to connect people of all ages and abilities with visual arts education, exhibition, and other creative experiences.”

Our classes, exhibitions, workshops, camps, programs, and events, in conjunction with artist, retail, and rental opportunities, have made the BBAC one of the strongest supporters of artists and art appreciators in the region. Nearly 5,000 individuals from Southeast Michigan, ranging in age from pre-school to senior citizens, benefit throughout the year from outstanding opportunities to learn about a broad and deep range of visual expression including: drawing, painting (oil, acrylic, mixed, watercolor, encaustic), sculpture, jewelry/metalsmithing, printmaking, ceramics and fiber arts. BBAC programs consistently serve as a catalyst to promote the creative process.

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Broad Art Museum

East Lansing Ingham

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum offers a range of dynamic educational programming for all ages, including family days, artist talks, films, performances, a lively docent program and an interactive, standards based multi-visit school program. From our first-floor education center, throughout our galleries and online, the Broad MSU provides innovative educational and creative programming to the university, local community and beyond.