Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858

Please note that Art Reach on Broadway and Art Reach of Mid Michigan office will both be closed on Monday July 4th

Catch the Wave! by celebrating and supporting arts and entertainment events in our own back yard!  Isabella County arts organizations are pleased to participate in this cross marketing effort with arts organizations from Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties.  Take a look at what is happening in our region at

June 2016 is the month to enjoy all things MIDLAND! Enjoy arts and entertainment in our own back yard!


What's Happening?!

  • 2015 Eagle Award Winner Tom Endres with his wife Penney
    2015 Eagle Award Winner Tom Endres with his wife Penney
2015 Eagle Award Winner Tom Endres with his wife Penney
2015 Eagle Award Winner Tom Endres with his wife Penney

Festival of Banners 2016

Why not become a member of Art Reach and help us in our mission to keep the arts and culture alive in mid Michigan!  


Join Art Reach and Helios Gallery on the Second Friday of each month for extended hours, snacks, great art exhibits and give-aways!  

Congratulations to JANE BUTCHER, the 2015 Art Reach Volunteer of the year.

THANK YOU for 22 years of volunteering!

“Kids and Culture” provides area families the opportunity to visit a highlighted cultural organization free of charge from 10 – noon on the third Saturday of each month in 2016. McDonalds will supply refreshments and Arch Cards to participants. In addition to free admission, highlighted venues will provide hands-on children activities and a chance to win a prize from that venue.

Highlighted venues include:

January 16, 2016:             University Art Gallery, Baber Room, Clarke Historical Library

February 20:                       Art Reach of Mid Michigan

March 19:                            Ziibiwing Cultural Center

April 16:                               CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History

May 21:                                Veterans Memorial Library

June 18:                              Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

July 16:                                Ziibiwing Cultural Center

August 20:                           Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

September 17:                   CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History

October 15:                         Art Reach of Mid Michigan

November 19:                    University Art Gallery, CMU Libraries: Baber Room and Clarke Historical Library

December 17:                    Veterans Memorial Library

This program is generously sponsored by McDonalds Restaurants and WCFX radio. Complete information can be found at or by calling Art Reach at (989) 773-3689.


Artist/Volunteer Opportunities

Art Reach Auction  Committee:

Volunteers are welcome to join the Auction Committee to plan our largest fundraiser of the year.  Call 989.773.3689 to help with this fun project!

Mission of Art Reach of Mid Michigan:

Our mission is to encourage an understanding of, appreciation of, and participation in the arts in the mid-Michigan community.

Art Reach is a 501(c)3 organization.

Community Arts

June 13-18, 2016

The Saginaw Art Museum seeks plein air artists to participate in the Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival June 13-18, 2016. Artists will paint on location in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties, creating plein air pieces that will be juried for cash awards and exhibition. There are three categories of artist involvement: Invitational, Juried, and Open. Over $8,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Participating artists will have their work on exhibition with opportunities to sell artwork. Complete registration information can be found at

May 4 – June 23, 2016

Art Exhibit: Enrichments
During regular Library hours
Baber Room
Central Michigan University’s Art Collection contains many works created by current and former faculty members from the Department of Art & Design. This exhibition honors their talents and contributions.
Artists featured: Lon Ferguson David Fisher John Swanstrom Al Wildey Earl Nitshke Kris Sanford Johanna Paas Richard Kline Sally Rose Katherine Ux Jesse Dominguez

Take a tour of the Walking With Our Sisters Commemorative Art Installation, courtesy of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s IT Department, by clicking the link below. Be sure your volume is on to hear Ziibiwing’s Assistant Director, Judy Pamp, give information about the Installation.

June 19-24

Summer Music Institute at CMU 

June 22, 25

Dearly Departed

CMU Summer Theatre

Moore Hall Bush Theatre

June 23, 26

Marriage is Murder

CMU Summer Theatre

Moore Hall Bush Theatre

June 24

Shady Business

CMU Summer Theatre

Moore Hall Bush Theatre

June 29-August 29, 2016

Color, Texture & Design W.R. Horning

CMU Baber Room

Artist Reception:  June 29, 3:30 - 5


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