Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Poet Elizabeth Klein

Writer Elizabeth Klein will present a reading of her poetry collection titled Upon a Shoreline Exile. The pieces include:  “Bench at Marquette Park,” with context on how Pere Marquette influenced the poem; “Night on Main,” which includes a brief anecdote about the poem’s origins as a scene in one of her fiction pieces; “Freighter at Windermere Point,” with mention of the poem’s connections to Somewhere in Time; “Arch Rock,” with comment on the Native American legend which served as an inspiration for the poem.

Workshop will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. Admission Entrance is located to the rear of the building. Admission is free. #thisismackinac

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

Michilimackinac Unreconstructed

All the of the buildings you see at Michilimackinac today are based on archaeological excavations, but not every structure that has been excavated has been reconstructed. Join Curator of Archaeology Dr. Lynn Evans for an evening tour to learn about these locations and what they tell us about life on the fur trade frontier.

Admission by donation. Entrance is off Straits Avenue. #thisismackinac

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

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

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

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

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