Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival

The first ever Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival will be held in Marquette Park throughout the month of August. Two classic Shakespeare plays will be presented – with a twist! The festival will feature Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, but both shows will be done with only five actors. All performances are presented by the Starling Shakespeare Co. and are free.

Workshops in the Museum

Presented by the Mackinac Arts Council. Join local and regional artists as they share their art expertise. Workshops take place in Marquette Park on the lawn outside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Supplies are provided, but you may also bring your own. Class sizes are limited – early registration is recommended through the Mackinac Arts Council.

All workshops cost $20 per day unless otherwise noted. Discounts are available for students and Mackinac Island summer employees. Workshops are held after regular museum hours.

Workshop Schedule:

June 9 – Watercolor Lilacs
June 22 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay (four week course – June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13)
June 23 – Island Instagram with Sara Wright
June 29 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay – Course 2
June 30 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan
July 6 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay – Course 3
July 7 – Felting with Kim Clare
July 13 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay – Course 4
July 14 – Plein Air Painting with Scott Kenyon
July 21 – Island Instagram with Sara Wright
August 3 – Printmaking with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 4 – Japanese Stab Binding
August 10 – Theatre Techniques with Starling Shakespeare Co.
August 11 – Rug Punch with Kim Clare
August 18 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
August 24 – Theatre Techniques with Starline Shakespeare Co.
August 25 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan

Mackinac – Our Famous Island

The Mackinac Arts Council presents Mackinac – Our Famous Island in the Center for the Arts at Mission Point every Sunday May 2 – October 24. Admission is free. #thisismackinac

About the documentary: Detroit Public TV and Mackinac State Historic Parks takes viewers to Mackinac – Our Famous Island along its many shores and trails to experience the natural beauty of the island, visit landmarks that reveal its earliest history and introduce the people who still work to preserve this special place. There is far more to this sacred island than horses and fudge, and DPTV cameras capture the landscape and beauty while connecting us to the diverse communities and people who have been stewards of Mackinac Island throughout its history.

Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival

The first ever Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival will be held in Marquette Park throughout the month of August. Two classic Shakespeare plays will be presented – with a twist! The festival will feature Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, but both shows will be done with only five actors. All performances are presented by the Starling Shakespeare Co. and are free.

Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival

The first ever Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival will be held in Marquette Park throughout the month of August. Two classic Shakespeare plays will be presented – with a twist! The festival will feature Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, but both shows will be done with only five actors. All performances are presented by the Starling Shakespeare Co. and are free.

Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival

The first ever Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival will be held in Marquette Park throughout the month of August. Two classic Shakespeare plays will be presented – with a twist! The festival will feature Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, but both shows will be done with only five actors. All performances are presented by the Starling Shakespeare Co. and are free.

Music in the Park, Presented by Mackinac Arts Council

From the Arts Council: “With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic Landmark, Marquette Park, which is at the foothills of Historic Fort Mackinac downtown across from the marina. Bring a picnic and tune in for some great live folk, rock, country, blues—the best of Americana. All concerts are free. We recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.”

Schedule of artists:
July 1 – Mackinac’s Got Talent!
July 8 – Olivia Dear
July 15 – Rachel Davis (with Chimney Rock)
July 22 – The Pistil Whips
July 29 – The Accidentals (with Gabi June)
August 5 – E Minor
August 12 – The Ark Band
August 19 – Mackinac’s Got Talent! Finals
August 26 – Kari Lynch
September 2 – Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival

The first ever Mackinac Island Shakespeare Festival will be held in Marquette Park throughout the month of August. Two classic Shakespeare plays will be presented – with a twist! The festival will feature Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, but both shows will be done with only five actors. All performances are presented by the Starling Shakespeare Co. and are free.

Workshops in the Museum

Presented by the Mackinac Arts Council. Join local and regional artists as they share their art expertise. Workshops take place in Marquette Park on the lawn outside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Supplies are provided, but you may also bring your own. Class sizes are limited – early registration is recommended through the Mackinac Arts Council.

All workshops cost $20 per day unless otherwise noted. Discounts are available for students and Mackinac Island summer employees. Workshops are held after regular museum hours.

Workshop Schedule:

June 9 – Watercolor Lilacs
June 22 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay (four week course – June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13)
June 23 – Island Instagram with Sara Wright
June 29 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay – Course 2
June 30 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan
July 6 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay – Course 3
July 7 – Felting with Kim Clare
July 13 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay – Course 4
July 14 – Plein Air Painting with Scott Kenyon
July 21 – Island Instagram with Sara Wright
August 3 – Printmaking with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 4 – Japanese Stab Binding
August 10 – Theatre Techniques with Starling Shakespeare Co.
August 11 – Rug Punch with Kim Clare
August 18 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
August 24 – Theatre Techniques with Starline Shakespeare Co.
August 25 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan