The Great Northern Art Explosion is a multi-day public art exhibition hosted by AuSable Artisan Village art center of Grayling, MI, in partnership with Kirtland Community College.

The mission of the Art Explosion is to showcase Grayling as an art destination, create visibility for the creative talent in Northern Michigan, and activate the downtown area by using local space and resources to host a multi-day, public art prize event during the summer.

September 4
Exhibition & public voting opens
September 19
Last day for public voting
September 20
Awards reception at AuSable Artisan Village
Art Explosion takes place in downtown Grayling, MI
Artwork is publicly exhibited in multiple spaces in Grayling
Four artists will take home $8,000 in awards

About AuSable Artisan Village

AuSable Artisan Village is a non-profit art center featuring a retail co-op art gallery of dozens of Michigan artists, a live performance stage, and a Creativity Center for classes & workshops.

Our purpose is to initiate and support art & cultural activities that stimulate economic & creative development of the Grayling community & Northern Michigan region.

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