Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858


Art Flair: Adirondack chairs, benches and miscellaneous items are ready to be transformed into works of art and shared with the entire community. By decorating this sturdy, handmade furniture, you help build interest in kids’ art and, possibly, win prizes. Your painted masterpieces are entered into a silent auction with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Art Reach children’s programs. And people vote for the best decorated furniture to determine the winners of prizes! 

Art Walk Central:  A community wide art competition held in August. Adult and Youth prizes are awarded for Judge's Prize as well as People's Choice.  Community art events take place throughout the event, and local merchants serve as hosts to over 100 works of art. Art Reach partners with the City of Mt. Pleasant for this exciting event.

Auction For The Arts: Our largest fund raiser of the year bringing community and artists together in support of the arts! This event also serves as the Grand Finale for Art Walk Central, as all the winning artists are announced here.


Children's Concert: Fourth-grade students enjoy an abbreviated CMU symphony concert at Staples Family Concert Hall on the campus of CMU. 

Day with the Artist: Two events/year highlighting local artists who demonstrate their talents to local school children.

Festival of Banners: Over 300 vinyl banners, painted by school children and community members, are hung in Isabella County from June through November.


Healing Arts: Artists provide hands-on art experiences for residents of local care facilities.

Kid's Calendar Art: Art work from school children in Isabella, Clare, Gladwin and Gratiot Counties is featured on this annual production of Art Reach.  

Let's Do Lunch: The first Wednesday of each month features a local artist, author, musician or other cultural event. 


Picture Program: Over 100 volunteers travel to local schools each month to give an art history lesson ... right in the classroom!

Scholarships:  Art Reach offers two scholarships annually:  The Folkert - GFWC Scholarship for attendance at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Stephenson Creative Writing Scholarship for graduating seniors.


Wellspring Literary Series: This poetry series is presented in partnership with the English Department at CMU and features the works of published poets.  In addition, CMU poetry students are invited to read their works and local musicians are featured.