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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.
Detroit Artists MarketDetroit Wayne
Originally called Detroit Young Artists Market, the gallery was created to provide a source of income for artists under the age of 30. In 1936, the gallery’s name changed to Detroit Artists Market (DAM), which reflected the growth of the organization as it began to exhibit both emerging and established Detroit artists of all ages and stature. In addition to providing artists with the means of a livelihood, DAM's founders had another goal: educating public taste through the exhibition and sale of work by the finest of Detroit's local artists. DAM ran solely on the help of volunteers and board members, up until the first salaried manager in 1969.
Today, the gallery is rooted in the history of Detroit art and culture, and continues to be one of the finest nonprofit contemporary art galleries in the Midwest. DAM has a distinguished history of creating a lively culture characterized by experimentation and artistic creativity.
Cultural Historical, Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music
Downriver Council for the ArtsWyandotte Wayne
Founded in 1978, the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organization that proudly serves nearly 400,000 residents in 21 Downriver communities. The DCA's mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities. We actively support local artists and performers through artistic outreach programs and special promotional opportunities.
The DCA also creates regional partnerships with other cultural organizations, schools and service clubs to promote artistic, cultural and special events throughout Southeast Michigan. We hold these activities in our Arts Center and by operating in the various cities we serve. Each program and event at the DCA seeks to increase knowledge and understanding of art and ourselves, improve skills by participants, change one’s attitude or values, give enjoyment, inspiration, and creativity. We welcome all people including youth of all ages, disabled people, underserved/minority populations, and social conscious groups.
Eastend Studio and GalleryMarshall Calhoun
EastEnd Studio and Gallery, is a 501 ( c ) 3, Non Profit Organization since 2011. The purpose of EastEnd is to encourage, promote, educate and cultivate the arts throughout Marshall and the surrounding area. By bringing our creative community together, we strive to improve the lives of our artists and enrich our community at large.
Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the ArtsFrankfort Benzie
Education Full Schedule of classes for adults and children in a variety of art and fine crafts Workshops offered by noted instructors Outreach programs in the schools, including a dance and visual arts residency program that serves every third grader in the county Exhibitions Annual all media juried competition and exhibition. Featured Artist Exhibits Regular Member gallery shows featuring artwork by Art Center members for show and sale Educational Exhibits Visiting Exhibits Annual Area Student Art Show held each spring, showcasing the best artwork from area schools Special Artist Services Open Studio for those who enjoy painting, drawing, carving, printmaking, fiber art, or other art activity. Bring your work and join them from 10 am. - 3 p.m. each Wednesday year-round.
Erickson Center for the ArtsCurtis Mackinac
The mission of the Erickson Center for the Arts is to enrich the mind, body and spirit of the Eastern Upper Peninsula communities we serve through the presentation of artistic and cultural exhibitions and programs. We strive to facilitate experiences that will encourage personal growth beyond our walls and our community.
Flint Institute of ArtsFlint Genesee
Art à la Carte presents informative programs focusing on the arts. It is offered free of charge on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. from September through June. Visitors are encouraged to bring lunch; coffee, tea, and cookies are provided.
The FIA Bray Lecture focuses on topics related to the Flint Institute of Arts’ exhibitions, collections, and art education programs. Through illustrated lectures presented by scholars, collectors, and educators, the series presents diverse perspectives and introduces new ideas about art. Experience a multi-faceted program that provides in-depth visual arts learning experiences for homeschool families. Gallery and studio lessons are linked with eight themed units utilizing artwork from the FIA’s outstanding permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. In addition to programs at the FIA, each unit is accompanied by follow-up activities to complete at home and online resources, vocabulary, and interesting facts that provide a context for learning.
As a leading art museum in Michigan, the Flint Institute of Arts offers exciting opportunities for educational enrichment. Student visits may be scheduled for exhibitions, studio lessons, or programs combining a gallery visit and studio activity.
Instrumental Music, Science, Visual Arts
Frederik Meijer GardensGrand Rapids Kent
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, located at 1000 East Beltline N.E. in Grand Rapids, MI, opened to the public in April of 1995. One of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, Meijer Gardens includes Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; five indoor theme gardens; outdoor gardens, nature trails and boardwalk; One of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiencessculpture galleries and permanent sculpture collection; library; café; gift shop; classrooms; and meeting rooms. Both indoors and outdoors, the 158-acre main campus is barrier free and handicap accessible. Our 2009 building upgrade was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver status by the USGBC (U.S Green Building Council). Since it opened, Meijer Gardens has attracted more than nine million visitors.
Theatre, Visual Arts
Glen Arbor Art AssociationGlen Arbor Leelanau
The formation of the art association is a story of the talent and enthusiasm of a few people who wanted to see the work of area artists celebrated and promoted for all to enjoy, by teaching classes, organizing exhibits and holding events that promote understanding and appreciation of the arts.
In 1983 local artists and art supporters Suzanne Wilson, Ananda and Ben Bricker, Midge Obata, Becky Thatcher, Frank and Barbara Siepker, and others pooled their ideas and energies to create the organization. Some of them continue to be actively involved to this day and many other talented and dedicated individuals have joined to carry on and enlarge the original vision for the Glen Arbor Art Association.
If you are an area resident, either full time or during the summer, and share an interest in our mission, come and join us.
Grand Rapids Art MuseumGrand Rapids Kent
The Art Museum provides three different themed tours of our permanent collection. The Learning to Look tour focuses on the artist's use of shape, line, color and technique. The Nature Revealed tour focuses on the artist's use of nature as inspiration for their work. Finally, the Picturing America tour is developed using the curriculum standards for social studies and reinforces concepts of the American west, geography, landmarks and the spirit of ingenuity.