Art Walk, Winterfest Art Exhibit and Pellston Airport Exhibits

Art Walk 2022

This year our board is opening the art walk submissions to all Michigan artists.

In the last two years Mackinaw City Area Arts council has added 8 art installations along an area of high tourist traffic in several small waterfront parks in Mackinaw City. In 2022 we plan to add 4 new installations.

“Art Walk” encourages art awareness and appreciation plus tourist engagement with talented Michigan artists. The displays include a short artist bio, statement of interest about the work and artist contact information in a 6×9 inch format, mounted beneath the art work.

By receiving this letter, you have been identified as a potential participant or a gallery or an art council organization who is being invited to inform your artist members of the opportunity to participate in Art Walk 2022

2022’s art walk theme is nature and the beauty of Michigan. Only two dimensional work will only be considered for Art Walk. Mediums could include, watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, tempura, collage, pen and ink, colored pencil, pencil/charcoal rendering, fine-arts photography and mixed media.

To be considered for art walk, submissions must be submitted electronically, by March 31, 2022, in a high quality jpeg resolution of 300 Dpi.  Send images and information to email hidden; JavaScript is required.  Late submissions will not be considered. A short artist bio and some comments about your work with your view on why it reflects Michigan, should be included, along with your contact information or website. Selected artists will receive free publicity on all MCAAC social media sites, webpage and related press releases and will be asked to join MCAAC.

In early April the submissions will be voted on by Board members. Then letters or emails of acceptance or decline will be sent to the artists shortly after.

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council covers all costs of artwork reproductions and mounting. The Village of Mackinaw City provides and installs the mounting posts. Artwork will remain in possession and custodianship of MCAAC.

Feel free to contact us if any further information is needed. We look forward to viewing your art submissions.

We will collect no fees from the artist and Membership to MCAAC is not a requirement of submission but please note membership helps support our mission and the arts in the Straits of Mackinac Area.

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Lorie Archambeau President

Mackinaw City Area Arts Council
PO Box 113
Mackinaw City, Mi. 49701

Pellston Regional Airport

Photographic images of Tony Johnson.

MCAAC was happy to grant a one-man photography show to Tony Johnson at the Hoppies Landing Gallery on the second level of the Pellston Airport. Tony is from Cheboygan and current president of the Camera Club in town. The 24 image show is up and runs through the winter. 5:30AM–11PM, 7 days a week. Hoppies is closed on Sunday. Images are available for sale. 🙂


These images are still available to view in the original locations.

Mackinaw City Area Arts Council has installed eight pieces of artwork along Huron Ave. This past spring, the MCAAC Board voted on entries submitted for 4 new pieces of art to be added to the city’s already existing Art Walk, creating eight piece total.

You can find Terry Dickerson’s “Beneath the Surface” at Marina Park, Hank Feeley’s “Best Seat in the House” at Alexander Henry Park, Kim Diment’s “Ice Capades” at Straits View Park and Barb Weisenberg’s “Golden Pond” at Wawatam Park.

“Part of the mission of our Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is to promote appreciation of the arts in the Straits of Mackinac and we achieve this with our Art Walk. We want to provide a public art experience for our local community and all of our yearly visitors to enjoy.” says, Lorie Archambeau, acting President of the Arts Council.

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council and Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the new installations on Thursday, June 17th at 12:00pm located at Alexander Henry Park, 518 N Huron Ave.

Member Show Exhibit 2021

This show is now archived.  We thank all members who participated in making this show a success.

The ALL MEMBER SHOW is now on display at the Pellston Airport.   We wish to thank the members that participated in the show with their watercolor, oils, pastels, acrylics, mosaic and photography.  The show is on the second floor of the airport and can be viewed through October 1.


Gail Passino                            Linda Sorensen                   Aliana Lee

Deb Hanson                            Deb Zagurney                      Barb Weisenberg

Jackie House                           MaryAnn Moore                 Mary Madigan

Melissa DeWitt                       Lorie Archambeau



THIS EXHIBIT IS ARCHIVED and not available for viewing as of June 1, 2021

Our current display is brought to you by North Country Community Mental Health.  A photo exhibit that will run through Spring. This exhibit has brought a lot of positive comments from the community.  We hope you stop into the airport 2nd floor and are able to view the beautiful work.


Due to Covid-19 we were not able to have the Winterfest 2021 Art Exhibit.  We do hope that 2022 will be our next Winterfest Exhibit.

9th Annual MCAAC Art Exhibit

Mackinaw City Winterfest Art Exhibit

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council held its annual Non-Juried Art Exhibit during the Mackinaw City Winterfest January 17 and 18, 2020.

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is reminding area artists that the 9th Annual Winterfest Art Exhibit is scheduled for January 17th and 18th at the Mackinaw Clothing and Sportswear Store, 319 W. Central Ave in Mackinaw City.

There is no art theme for 2020. Please bring artwork that has not been displayed at the Winterfest Exhibit before. There will be a People’s Choice Award for 2020. The winner will receive a check for $50.00 and a one-year membership to MCAAC.

Artwork set up begins at 1:30pm and finishes no later than 2:45pm on Friday, January 17th. Artwork removal will take place on Saturday 18th between 4:30pm and 5:00pm only.
We are seeking your help  to monitor the exhibit for 2 to 3 hours during the times it is open
Please email or call MaryAnn Moore with your preferred times or you can sign up when you bring in your artwork: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 734-934-0170  (A sign-up sheet will be available when you drop off your artwork.)

Neither the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council nor Mackinaw Clothing and Sportswear are responsible for the safety of the works that are exhibited.

All forms of artwork can be entered-paintings, pottery, fabric art, paper art, sculpture, wood carvings, block printing, collages, etc.  This Exhibit is for artists who are Arts Council members.  MCAAC supports you and you support MCAAC.  A membership can be obtained for as little as $25.oo.  For more information go to https:/  Our membership year run from January 1 to Dec 31.