Arts & Culture
Arts and Culture are important components of everyday life in the Village and surrounding area. A community theatre downtown that offers year round events, an active arts group, annual art fair, artists studio tours, a beautiful new history center – all contribute to this atmosphere of community arts and culture.
Recently, Public Art has become a focal-point for several groups working on a variety of projects. One of them is the “ten barns in ten years” concept. The first two barn projects have been completed – one by the Hygienic Dress League on the Ziel barn on M-53 and Stoddard Road, and the second the “Emergency Ark” sculpture created by Scott Hocking on Fehner Road, near Oak Beach. The third is in the planning stages.
Five artists from Michigan’s Thumb have joined forces and are opening a quaint new store to showcase their talents. The Cove in the Village of Port Austin, Michigan will feature their unique jewelry, pottery and hand carved tiles, hand turned wood products, along with gifts and goodies made by other local artists and artisans.
8685 Lake St., Port Austin, MI 48467
The Greater Port Austin Art & Placemaking Fund is a community led initiative to accomplish art and placemaking goals in and around Port Austin. The community feels that projects including barn art, visually creative crosswalks, bike racks, seating around town, and way finding signs are key to the business and tourism growth of Port Austin.
Historical artifacts and displays; special programs; gift shop.
*Hours: April & May: Saturday & Sunday 1-4 | June-August: open daily 1-4 | September & October Saturday & Sunday 1-4 | November-March: closed, however special events and appointments may be arranged.
1424 Pointe Aux Barques Port Austin, MI 48467
The Port Austin Reef Light is a lighthouse off the shore of Lake Huron, about 2.5 miles north of Port Austin. Sitting on a rocky reef, which is just north of the tip of the Thumb and a real hazard to navigation, the Reef Light warns boaters of the shallow water.
8265 N. Van Dyke Rd. Port Austin, MI 48467
The mission of the Thumb Arts Guild is "the enrichment of life through active promotion and encouragement of art making and the appreciation of all phases of the arts."
Our mission further states, "as Guild members who believe the arts to be essential to a complete life, we will work to incorporate the arts into the public experience and develop artistic self-realization through opportunities for growth."
Stop here to find all of the most current information about The Arts in the Upper Thumb area.
The Thumb Arts Guild is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, established in June of 2001. Our members include artists and supporters of the arts throughout Huron County, Michigan. We pride ourselves in being able to sponsor and support opportunities to showcase the creativity that abounds in the upper thumb area.
Our success as an organization is evidenced by our growth from twenty-four original members to our current membership of over eighty!
Veteran's Waterfront park includes the Veteran's Memorial, lawns, a lovely sandy beach, multiple sculptures, a new play structure and a pavilion which can be rented.
The breakwall is just under 1/2 mile long.
98-158 W Spring St, Port Austin, MI 48467
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935 S. Van Dyke Rd. Bad Axe, MI 48413