ARTS AND CULTURE
Middle Michigan has a rich heritage celebrating the arts and our Native American, German and Irish ancestry. Exploring this area’s history, arts and culture provides a unique cultural experience that is both beautiful and educational.
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum is a 12,000 square foot children’s museum dedicated to establishing a fun, hands-on and educational experience for children of all ages. At the museum, children will engage in subjects such as math, science, world cultures, regional history and the arts.
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Ziibiwing Center
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeway’s in Mount Pleasant, Mich. is the Midwest’s Premier American Indian Museum. Established in 2004, the Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified and culturally relevant educational experience through its award-winning Diba Jimooyung (Telling Our Story) permanent exhibit, changing exhibits, research center, Ojibwe language immersion room, gift shop, and meeting rooms. The Ziibiwing Center is a non-profit cultural center and museum belonging to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
Central Michigan University Events
Central Michigan University Events offers a wide variety of theatrical performances, concerts, speakers and special events.
CMU College of Communication and Fine Arts
The CMU College of Communications and Fine Arts produces concerts, recitals, plays, broadcasts, film festivals, art exhibits, lectures, audio/visual recordings, and print and online publications.
Fire Up Chips! CMU Chippewa NCAA Division 1 collegiate sporting events are the perfect outlet for the sports enthusiast.
CMU Museum Exhibition Hall: Natural History Museum
The Museum of Cultural and Natural History serves the university and regional community by providing educational opportunities that inspire curiosity, imagination and memory. The exhibits are open to the public, and tours as well as classroom activities are offered for both teachers and students.
Clare County Arts Council
The Clare County Arts Council encourages and supports the arts by sponsoring exhibitions, demonstrations and forums producing theatrical and musical performances. The council advances arts education by offering classes for youth and adults and by supporting local artists and arts projects.
Art Reach of Mid Michigan
Art Reach is a nonprofit organization which promotes and encourages the enjoyment and understanding of the arts in Middle Michigan. For over 30 years, they have offered more than 15 arts and cultural programs annually and touched the lives of tens of thousands of people. Art Reach supports local artists through its gallery exhibits, classes and workshops, gift shop and many annual events.