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ArtWave 2016

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.  See what events are making a splash near you at


What’s happening in Isabella County?

Isabella County:

“The Center of it all this August!”


You can catch the wave in Isabella County during the month of August. From Art and cultural events, to concerts, and outdoor movies, Isabella County has something new and fun for the whole family to enjoy!

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2016 August Schedule of Events:

July 25-29:           Kids Camp
August 20:           Voting begins for Art Walk  Central
August 20:           Painting intersection of Main and Broadway
August 22:           Anishinabe Art and Culture Night in Town Center
August 22-23:     Plein Air workshop with artist Rex Tower
August 24:           Mid Michigan Story Tellers at Art Reach
August 25:           Chalk Artists creating artwork on our sidewalks
August 27:           Art Battle in front of Art Reach during Max & Emily’s concert


Art Walk Central 2016
August 20th – September 10th:

Art Walk Central is a juried art competition during the month of August. All of Mt. Pleasant becomes an art gallery as state and national artists compete for over $20,000 in prizes!

Art events and classes will also take place throughout the month of August as part of Art Walk Central. Scheduled events include Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series, Art Battle, painting the Intersection of Broadway and Main Streets, Movies by Moonlight, Chalk Art Workshop, and more!


More events will be added as they are confirmed, for other events and updates, visit

Plan your visit today and SAVE! Here’s how:



Participating hotels, which include Baymont Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Super 8 will be offering:

$20 OFF during ArtWave from Aug. 1 – Sep. 10 when you use the code “ArtWave” during booking

You can even book your hotel room directly from our site by simply using the “Make Online Reservation” bar at the top of this page or by clicking on Stay.

Where else will ArtWave make a splash this summer?


Saginaw County:

“May is blooming from A(rts) to Z(oo)… plus a few ballons!”



The arts are in full bloom this May in Saginaw County! Enjoy a month full of art, culture, theater, music, and more. Some events include Balloons over Bavarian Inn, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast at the Dow Event Center, Family Day at the Saginaw Art Museum, and more!

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Midland County:

“June! Kick off Summer Vacation with lots to do in Midland!”



June kicks off summer! The kids are out of school, which means more time to spend with your family! Midland has you covered with tons of great festivals, art classes, kids events, and more. Some of the month’s events include Midland Festival, Painting with your Peanut, and a Block Party at Discovery Square.

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Bay County:

“September: We’re harvesting a Bumper Crop of fun in Bay County”



This September you’ll fall in love with the events waiting for you in Bay County. Experience musicals, magic, food and beverage tastings, and more! Some events include Tinged– an original musical, Wizard Fest, and Wine Walk in Downtown Bay City.

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