Mackinaw City Area Arts Council in conjunction with The “Headlands International Dark Sky Park” is pleased to announce our 2024 “Under a Dark Sky” Art Contest. Entries are open from March 1 to Sept 30, 2024.

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Our Vision

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council aspires to procure a facility, employ a paid director and develop a self-sustaining funding source to promote the arts in the Straits of Mackinac area.

Our Mission

The mission of the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is to promote participation in and appreciation of the arts in the Straits of Mackinac area through year round exhibits, education, activities, and performances.
The Arts Council was organized in 2011. We currently have nine board members plus individual, family, and business members. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All contributions are fully tax deductible.

Our Goals

  • Advocating for the arts
  • Nurturing the Arts
  • Sponsoring Arts Education
  • Opportunities
  • Supporting Cultural Events
  • Creating Public Awareness of the Arts
  • Encourage networking among Artists, Patrons of the Arts and the Straits of Mackinac Community