Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How to Find Great Art in Michigan

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The winter of 2014-2015 has been an especially grueling one in Michigan. Sometimes it seems we only have two seasons these parts; cold and colder. But the summers in Michigan are great, especially for arts and crafts! While this list is by no means complete, here are a few well-known Michigan venues and promoters of the arts and artists. Take heart, Michiganders, Spring is on its way......or so they tell us.

1.         MichiganArtists Gallery 
Billed as one of the best galleries in Leelanau County, this gallery in Suttons Bay, Michigan is well known in the region for their contemporary folk art with work by contemporary mixed media and folk art, landscape and still life artists, photography, jewelry, wearable art, pottery, ceramics and much more. Their website states they were named “one of three essential art venues in “100 Best Art Towns in America” for the Grand Traverse area. It was also five times voted "Best Gallery in Leelanau County."

It is located in Suttons Bay and has been in business for 16 years, is open the year around with events and special exhibits the whole year around. Be sure to check out their colorful website. Their address according to the web is:  309 N. St. Joseph, PO Box 272, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

2.         MichiganArtisans

Michigan Artisans is a group of area artists, designers and musicians who create unique hand-crafted goods as well as original music all within the great state of Michigan. Michigan Artisans support local businesses and offer quality goods regionally made. Their website states they focus on “on artisans and musicians from our region, and offering the general public access to these vendors and musicians online and in person.” They are located in the old Germack Pistachio building at 1400 E. Fisher at Detroit's Historic Eastern Market. Their site states they are undergoing a transition for 2015 and new owner is Ms. Wendy Reezer. It states they will be open during the transition stage, but to call for hours of operation at 313.355.4316.

3          MichiganArt Shows.

Michigan Art Shows promotes community events in the state.  Their goal is to bring together those interested art with a wide range of artists. Their webpage has information for three upcoming art events happening around the Michigan area from May through September. Palmer Park art fair, Royal Oak Clay, Glass, and Metal Show and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair. The website lists info including applications for venders.

Got comment, question, or would like to purchase a link, email me. Namaste!  

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