A Trail of Arts & Culture Venues Winding Along the Sunrise Coast
Welcome to Artown!
Artown Michigan is a region, a destination and a state of mind. It spans northeast Michigan along the coast of Lake Huron from Standish to Mackinac. It is a series of distinct yet interconnected creative communities, each with its own rich array of arts and cultural events, activities, galleries, shops, and businesses. It is a place to wander down a road less traveled; a place to relax, unwind, have fun, create, explore, reach out to others or enjoy the serenity of a day to yourself.
ARTown Michigan promotes collaboration between the organizations and businesses of our region while highlighting and marketing all of the art, culture, history and heritage that is here to be savored and enjoyed. If you are a visitor, ARTown Michigan welcomes you. If you are lucky enough to live here, your town is ARTown.
Lodging and Event Venue at the 1870's Historic Grist Mill in Posen
Vacation rental home
Beautiful Art Gallery in the Heart of Downtown Alpena
Chainsaw Wood Carvings Roadside Gallery & Studio
Art exhibits, juried art show, and many other art activities!
Contemporary Art Gallery in the Downtown Alpena District!
Art Studio and store of Dawn Thompson Photography. 1 mile south of Onaway.
Featuring products by local artists. Matting and framing service available.
Art Gallery in Downtown Harrisville
A Cultural Gathering of the Arts, for the Mind, Body and Spirit
Upscale art gallery in downtown Alpena!
Art Gallery - Gathering Place of the Bohemians
Original art and custom-made signs in Alpena!
Art Gallery, Picture Framing, Art Supplies, Workshops, Classes
Fabulous Large Metal Sculptures Located Near Onaway and Throughout Northern Michigan
Stained Glass Art Studio
Gourmet Coffees, Original Art & Framing, Live Music. Featuring the Works of Jim Foote!
Gift and Home Decor Shop and Art Gallery in Mackinaw City
Gifts, Fine Art, & Moccasins
Art gallery & supplies. Matting and framing. Cafe serves premium coffee
Art Museum on Mackinac Island
Performing & Visual Arts Organization
Pottery Studio in Presque Isle.
Dance Company in Downtown Alpena
Live Theatre in Downtown Alpena
Explore Art, History, and Science in Alpena!
An Acoustically Superb Historic Theater!
Welcome to the Northeast Academy of Dance!
Main Branch in Rogers City, Other branches in Grand Lake, Millersburg, Onaway and Posen
Newly Restored 1930's Era Movie House
For lots of fun don't miss the Shoreline Players
Nonprofit Organization that sponsors the Blues Festival in East Tawas
Dance Lessons in Alpena
Alpena's Thunder Bay Arts Council & Gallery
The only year-round professional theatre in Northeast Michigan!
Education & Libraries
1770's Era Fort & Fur Trading Village
Historic cabin used as an outlet for homemade arts and crafts
Water Powered Sawmill, Nature Trails, Interactive Exhibits
Train Depot & Museum
Historic Island Community
One of few remaining one room schools in Michigan
Historic Lighthouse and Keepers Quarters - Site of the wreck of the Joseph Fay, one of the only shipwrecks on the Great Lakes accessible on land.
Historical lighthouse became active in 1870.
Headquarters of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
The Jesse Besser Museum teaches art, history, and science to all ages.
A great museum to learn about Iosco County history.
Northeast Michigan's only planetarium!
Exhibits and reference material that tracks the history of Presque Isle County
Air Museum/ Three Hangars of History
Locally Owned & Operated Bookstore in Historic Downtown Alpena
Comic Shop in Downtown Alpena
A historic log cabin gift shop with hand-crafted items by local artists in beautiful Presque Isle!
Maritime museum and gift shop north of Alpena
Guitar Shop on US 23 in Alpena
Embroidery, Heat Transfer Shop, Signs in Downtown East Tawas
Sending messages the old fashioned way!
Hand Built or Hand Thrown Pottery - Custom Designed and Classes
Book Specialty Shop
Sewing Supplies in Historic Downtown Alpena
Quilt Trail: Stitching a Community Together in Northeast Michigan!
Multi-City Packaged Tours along the Sunrise Coast!