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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.
Michigan Legacy Art ParkThompsonville Benzie
Taken at a leisurely pace with moments for reflection, a hike through the Art Park typically lasts between 90 minutes and two hours and covers nearly 2 miles of trails. Along your hike, you will discover 47 sculptures, 31 poetry stones and an area of student work. Interpretive signs will help you grasp the meaning of the works. Be sure to pick up a trail map in the desk in front of the Visitors Service Center near the trailhead.
Midland Center for the ArtsMidland Midland
The Midland Center for the Arts provides guided educational experiences in the areas of science, history and visual art both on and off site. MCFTA always welcomes preview visits by educators and have an educator e-newsletter to share information about upcoming programs.
Science, Visual Arts
Mid-Michigan Children’s MuseumSaginaw Saginaw
The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is committed to building the future through nurturing learning experiences, encouraging family relationships, and serving as a resource for both the communities and educational systems throughout the region.
Each of the MMCM exhibit galleries has been tied directly to the Michigan Department of Education Curriculum and National Early Learning standards. For details on the correlations of exhibits and Michigan Curriculum Framework, please click on the PDF links below.
MOCAD: Museum of Contemporary Art DetroitDetroit Wayne
MOCAD offers museum tours and educational art activities for groups up to 25 students ages 3 and up for ½ hours to 2 hour programs.
In advance, choose one of 4 projects for hands-on curriculum activities focusing on: 1) identity, 2) scale and perspective, 3) literacy with poetry/texture/sound, and 4) environmentalism with found objects.
Muskegon Museum of ArtMuskegon Muskegon
Free tour programs for various age and grade levels. Permanent and temporary exhibitions, and films.
Northeast Michigan Center for Fine Arts, INC. – Art In The Loft: Gallery 109Alpena Alpena
Art in the Loft is Northeast Michigan’s premier fine arts center and gallery. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Michigan through an arts center that offers learning opportunities and increases public participation in the arts. The gallery has over 7,000 square feet of open loft space devoted to the exhibit of fine art by local, regional and national artists. We also offer visual and culinary art workshops, educational activities, and arts-centered community events.
Nuveen Center for the ArtsWhite Lake Whitehall
The Arts Council of White Lake (ACWL) has a 29-year history of high quality artistic achievement in art program presenting and support. We provide numerous opportunities for the White Lake community and surrounding cities to view, listen to, create and learn from the arts, and we give support and encouragement to artists and arts organizations. Arts Council of White Lake programs, scholarships and grants, which reach thousands of people from all walks of life each year, help build a spirited, giving, and global White Lake culture. We connect people to people and people to community through the universal language of art.
Paint Creek Center for the ArtsRochester Oakland
Since 1982, Paint Creek Center for the Arts has been dedicated to promoting the arts and artistic excellence through a full range of cultural programs including exhibitions, studio art classes, outreach programs, community involvement projects, and the Art & Apples Festival®.
Pewabic PotteryDetroit Wayne
Pewabic’s Education Studio is a community artist-centered studio dedicated to providing outstanding artistic, educational and collaborative programs in the ceramic arts. The Education Studio fires over 55,000 objects a year in electric, salt, soda and gas reduction atmospheres. Onsite, we offer classes and workshops for both adults and youth of all skill levels. Adult classes include 28 hours of open studio time per week. Offsite, we offer programs in after school settings, through our STEAM PROGRAM, PEDIATRIC ARTS and YOUTH ARTS COLLABORATIVES. Additionally, the Education Studio offers private making parties for small groups, schools and businesses.
The Education Studio offers internship opportunities for those seeking careers in ceramics. Interns work alongside our teaching artists and ceramic technicians to learn ceramic processes and the ins and outs of running a community ceramics studio.