New this year for Art Rapids!

June 10 – 24, 2017

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Experience Art Rapids is a 15-day long art exhibition that will give art lovers the opportunity to experience Elk Rapids in a way they never have before.   Throughout the Village, local businesses and public spaces will host to some of the region's finest artists. The public will be invited to explore the many venues, experience the warmth and charm of Elk Rapids, and cast their vote for their favorite works of art. Art Rapids will award juried prizes and a people’s choice prize totaling $6,000 including $2,500 for People’s Choice determined by ballot with a running tally being promoted throughout the event. A jury of three will select a short list of the top five pieces with an award of $2,500 for Juror’s Best of Show and a $250 award for each of the remaining four. The public will be guided though the event with a map and signs identifying participating venues. The maps will be available at our information center as well as each venue. A ballot form will be included with the map so the public can vote for their favorite work of art. Ballot box locations will also be displayed on the map.

Actively supporting the arts in Elk Rapids, Michigan, Art Rapids! is a non-profit organization founded in 2006.

Please note that our variety of venues may have slightly different hours - most are open daily: 10-5, with the exception that banks are closed on weekends. Walk of Art is open morning until dusk! Information Center open 11-5:00 daily, downtown near Post Office.





Congratulations to our selected artists!

Kathie Carpenter - Elk Rapids, MI

Marilyn Hoogstraten -  Interlochen, MI

Kristy A. Avery - Kalkaska, MI

Judith Anderson - Traverse City, MI

Paul Andrzejewski -  Charlevoix, MI

Jill Ault - Ann Arbor, MI

Ragnar Avery - Kalkaska, MI

Adam Phillip Begley -  Leland, MI

Patt Bennett - Traverse City, MI

Hannah Berg - Bellaire, MI

Maureen Bergquist Gray - Interlochen, MI

Kimber Bilby - Traverse City, MI

Lindy Bishop - Traverse City, MI

Chris Black - Traverse City, MI

Dewey Blocksma -  Beulah,  MI

Lisa M. Boerema -  Grand Rapids,  MI

Linda Boss -  Charlevoix, MI

Kerry Bowes -  Elk Rapids, MI

Rich Branstrom - Rapid River, MI

Joani Braun - Elk Rapids, MI

Professor Richard Brinn - Nunica, MI

Joyce Brodsky - Kewadin, MI

Steampunk Fabricators - Detroit, MI

Allen Brown - Rapid City, MI

Beth Bynum -  Kingsley, MI

Charles R. Murphy -  Traverse City, MI

Katie K. Chichester Mester - Clare, MI

Paula Cordes -  Torch Lake, MI

Patrick Costa -  Elk Rapids/Birmingham, MI

Jim DeWildt - Suttons Bay, MI

Pat Dixon - Williamsburg, MI

Amy Donaldson - Charlevoix, MI

Val Donn

Gary R Ennis - Traverse City, MI

Lori Feldpausch -  Traverse City, MI

Linda Frank - Williamsburg, MI

Nancy Wood Frisby -  Traverse City , MI

Linda Gardiner -  Traverse City, MI

Joan E. Gerigk - Petoskey, MI

Ann Gildner - Cheboygan, MI

David Greenwood - Grand Rapids, MI

Jessy Gregg - East Lansing MI

Molly Gregorski - Elk Rapids, MI

Jennifer Johnston - Antrim County, MI

Dorothy Anderson Grow, Traverse City, MI

Margie Guyot -  Eastport, MI

Sue Hale -  South Haven, MI

Angela Hamilton - Grand Blanc, MI

Eleonora Hayes - Cedar, MI

Mike Hyrman -  Traverse City, MI

Bill Hyslop - Old Mission, MI

Bart Ingraham - Suttons Bay, MI

Gail Ingraham - Suttons Bay, MI

Michelle Jahraus -  Maple City, MI

Kathy Jones - Traverse City,  MI

Judy Kelly - Lake Ann, MI

John Keuvelaar - Essexville, MI

Jennie Kimbrough -  Boyne City, MI

Ruth A. Kitchen - Traverse City, MI

Gretchen Knoblock - Traverse City, MI

Dani Knoph -  Elk Rapids, M

Laura Kohl - Alden, MI

Susie Krage - Detroit, MI

Meredith R Krell - Charlevoix, MI

Lauren C Moss - Sewickley, PA

Robert E Lee, Grand Rapids/ Interlochen, MI

Klaus Lehrer -  Williamsburg, MI

Steve and Ann Loveless - Frankfort, MI

Sally E. Wille Glencoe, IL & Maple City, MI

Chuck Mack - Elk Rapids, MI

Gary Lee Markley - Rapid City, MI

Rachel Mavis - Photography by Rachel Joy, Traverse City, MI

Glen McCune - East Jordan, MI

Cindy McCune, East Jordan, MI

Julia McLemore

SherryMcNamara, Traverse City, MI

Peggy S. McNew - Empire, MI

Dorothy Mudget - Traverse City, MI

Mary Ellen Murphy -  Central Lake Mi

Drake Olmstead -  Battle Creek, Mi

Priscilla Olson - Midland, MI

Art of Edith Pair -  Charlevoix, MI

David Petrakovitz - Cadillac,  MI

Joyce Petrakovitz - Cadillac,  MI

Louise Pond - Kewadin, MI

Marianne Priest -  Elk Rapids, MI

Betsy Ratzsch - Ada, MI

Marilyn (Emme) Rebant - Traverse City, MI

Dan Reszka - Elk Rapids, MI

Ann Robinson - Traverse City, MI

Jill Robinson -  Mayfield, MI

Denise Samuels - Traverse City, MI

Peg Sandin - Ironwood, MI

Jan Schilling - Alden, MI

Lori Sikkema -  Lake Ann, MI

Leif Sporck - Suttons Bay, MI

Steve Toornman -  Charlevoix, MI

Linda Tyson - Traverse City, MI

Adam VanHouten - Traverse City, MI

Margaret White - Kewadin, MI

William White - Kewadin, MI

Marie Wohadlo - Thompsonville, MI

Jim Wolnosky - Bath, MI

Jane Zidjunas - Grand Rapids, MI

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Up to $500

JP Boardman & Associates - Attorneys at Law

Brad Chase - Of Course Catering

Twisted Fish Gallery

Village Market

Up to $300

Cedar Creek Interiors

Cellar 152

Eastport Village Home Care

Hairport Salon and Spa

Jane Zidjunas

Laura Andersen

Nifty Things!

River Pharmacy

Siren Hall

Stoney Cabin Toys

The W Group

Up North Properties

Wittbrodt Waterfront Properties

Up to $100

All Smiles Family Dentistry

As You Dish

Chef Charles

Chemical Bank

Cone Corral and Pizzeria

Converse Sand and Gravel

Dre Photography

Edward Jones

Elk Lake Floral

Elk Rapids Electric

Elk River Marina

Fischer Insurance

Fitzpatrick Insurance

MD Heat

Mary Ann Coroneos

Midwestern Broadcasting 

Mullaly's 128 Gallery

Pine Hill Nursery

Porter Builders

Pro Image

Remax of Elk Rapids

Schumacher Dental Lab

Stuff and Such

The Granary

The Moose Pizza and Party Store

The Nature Connection

Toni Morrison

Townline Ciderworks

Thomas Builders Design LLC

Ventura Financial Planning Services

Wild Hare Rug Studio

The following venues will be displaying the selected works during Experience Art Rapids:

Blue Heron Gallery

Cedar Creek Interiors

Cellar 152

Century 21 Northland

Chef Charles

Chemical Bank

Cone Corral

Dandelion Cottage

Dre Photography

Elk Rapids Antique Market

Elk Rapids EZ Mart

Village of Elk Rapids

Fifth Third Bank

Fitzpatrick Insurance

Hairport Salon & Spa


Mullaly's 128

Nifty Things!

St. Paul Episcopal Church

Stonehedge Gallery

Stoney Cabin Toys

Stuff & Such

The Flour Pot

The Nature Connection

The Up North Center

The W Group

Townline Ciderworks

Traverse Bay Farms

Twisted Fish Gallery

Village Market

Walk of Art

Wild Hare Rug Studio

Wittbrodt Waterfront Properties