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Welcome to Lake Effect Community Arts, and the NEW Arts & Cultural Center! Participation is enticing and being involved makes you feel good.  We are a vibrant arts community in the inspiring Upper Peninsula of Michigan offering opportunities to connect with others with similar interests.  Wonderful things happen when you join in and allow the creativity to flow.

Art Center Building -2020

Lake Effect Arts receives Grants!
The Art Center is pleased to announce the recent receipt of three significant grants:

  • $500 from Cloverland Electric Cooperative to upgrade the lighting in the mBank Ares & Culture Center.

  • $2,000 Arts Project Minigrant from CUPPAD and MCACA (Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs) for our 2021 Kid’s Summer Art Camp. This is a matching grant and must be matched with cash and/or in-kind donations.

  • $12,942 Capital Improvement grant from MCACA. This is also a matching grant and must be matched with cash and/or newly manufactured products. This grant will be used to help make our Center more ADA compliant and to make repairs on the building. A complete list of awarded grants by county can be found here - https://www.michiganbusiness.org/4a9596/globalassets/documents/mcaca/fy21-funding-plan---county2.pdf.

We’re very happy to see this money coming into Schoolcraft County. We would not have been awarded these grants if it weren’t for the continued support we have received from the community.

Lake Effect Art Gallery Receives MEDC Grant!

Lake Effect Art Gallery was approved for a Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Local Small Business matching funds grant program. The Gallery launched a crowd funding campaign at Patronicity.com/LakeEffect to raise money for this grant. The goal was $3000 (the amount of the grant match). THANKS to all of YOU who donated we not only met the goal it was exceeded!!  This will go a long way toward getting us through this rough patch. Click on the above link for more information about the grant.

The Gallery was able to open its door July 1 in its wonderful new location and is now up and running, to the delight of customers, visitors, artists and volunteers who keep it going. Come and visit us!

A community involvement opportunity!
Lake Effect Community Arts is looking for community members who are interested in joining any of the following four committees:

Building and Operations Committee
Plan and design renovation of building, furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
Building maintenance, safety, rental agreements, and standard operating procedures. Construction oversight.

Finance Committee
Budget, audits, fundraising, capital campaign

Programming Committee
Classes, events, programs.

Membership/Public Relations Committee
Marketing, publicity, community outreach, public relations, memberships.

If you are interested in serving, email a letter of interest to info@lakeeffectarts.org. Please include which committee you are interested in, a short statement of why you want to serve, and what skills/experience you can share. Thank you for your consideration.

Annual Member Meeting will be held virtually on 1/21/2021
[Details & Agenda]

Lake Effect
Art Gallery

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

In downtown Manistique

Unique Artwork & Gifts by LOCAL AND REGIONAL ARTISTS

MultiColored Star Closed for the season
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Hope to see you in the spring!!
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We're so happy to be in our New Home in our New Community Arts Center, on the corner of S. Cedar and Oak Streets.

Come check it out, it's
A Great Place to Visit!

Link to Art Gallery Web Site

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

Lake Effect Art Gallery 2020

---  Special News  ---
Future home of Lake Effect Community Arts Center
mBank Donates Creighton Building
for Community Arts & Cultural Center

Click HERE for more information

Power of  Words Murals in Manistique

Power of Words 'Discover'       Power of Words 'Imagine'
"Discover" - 2018                  "Imagine" - 2019
Click HERE for more information

We have many plans and ideas both current and future and it is exciting to watch them unfold.   We'd be happy to have you join us!
Donations Welcome, too!
Membership in Lake Effect Community Arts is easy and satisfying!

Membeship & Donations
We Appreciate all of our Members and Donors
Thank You All!!

Encouraging the Arts in our Community

Lake Effect Arts is a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages participation in the arts in Schoolcraft County, Michigan, enriching the lives of the community and all those involved through the diverse and wonderful world of the arts.  We invite you to join in the fun, and join in this vibrant community.

Thank you to our sponsors:
  mBank - Major Sponsor    CUPPAD - Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Commission    MCACA - Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs
Sponsor - Grover Real Estate

View all Sponsors.