Arts and Cultural in Mid-Michigan

Arts and Cultural in Mid-Michigan


A vibrant arts and cultural scene is important to strong communities and Michigan's excellent quality-of-life, and ultimately to Michigan's economy.

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts and education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding.  We are a key conduit for arts and cultural information, as well as a source of arts and culture grant funding.


In Genesee County

 Arts and Culture in Genesee County

Genesee County is proud to be the home to Museums, Threatres, and Galleries, The Flint Cultural Center welcomes you to a place where you can dream, discover and journey to a world beyond what you could imagine.  

From fur trading and pioneer life, to lumbering, carriage making, and the automobile boom of General Motors, the Alfred P. Sloan Museum brings history, culture, and technology to life for the entire family.

Buick Automotive Gallery is home to the largest collection of vintage, one-of-a-kind and experimental prototype Buicks, including the recently restored 1954 Wildcat II, the XP300 and the 1910 Buick Bug.

Explore the wonders of outer space and experience scientific discovery at Michigan's largest planetarium.  Longway's Sky Theater is equipped with the latest Digistar II technology, producing amazing three-dimensional star fields and astounding special effects.

The Flint Institute of Arts is the second largest museum in Michigan with two expansive changing temporary exhibition galleries and a permanent collection of more than 8,000 works of art representing ancient cultures to cutting edge contemporary art.

The Whiting provides facilities, programs and services to promote and support the presentation of the best regional, national and international performing arts.  Each year, The Whiting Presents Broadway, music, comedy, theatre, dance and much more.

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In Saginaw County

Come visit Saginaw and explore some of the amazing wonders of Saginaw.  You will not want to miss visiting Japanese Cultural Center and Tea House, The Children's Museum, Downtown Saginaw's Historic Temple Theatre or The Castle Museum.

In Lapeer County

Arts and Culture in Lapeer County

The Lapeer Art Association is a non-profit organization that supports the arts and artists in Lapeer County.  The Lapeer Art Association hosts art exhibits featuring for sale original fine art handcrafted by local artists. 

Gallery 194 - Lapeer Center for the Arts exists to enrich the quality of life in the community by advocating and promoting the arts and to provide opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities.  Gallery 194 is located in downtown Lapeer next to the PIX Theatre.  Inside the gallery you will be treated to upper gallery art shows, main gallery art shows, a coffee shop that offers specialty coffees, teas and bakery items and a gift shop.

The PIX Theatre serves as a focal point to local arts and community activities.  The theatre opened April 9, 1941 and was restored in 1997.  The 306-seat theatre showcases musical and theatrical performances, and second run film showings.

Lapeer Community Theatre began as a group known as the New County Players in 1991.  In 1993 the group decided that they were no longer "new" and changed their name to what it is known as today, the Lapeer Community Theatre.