Past, Present and Future

Check out where Art Rapids has been, what we are up to now, and our vision for the future.



Actively supporting the arts in Elk Rapids, Michigan, Art Rapids! is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by a group of arts-minded citizens to organize a juried art fair.


Since that time, the organization has expanded to include other outreach programs:

  • Scholarships for graduating Elk Rapids seniors pursuing higher education in the arts
  • Scholarships for middle school and high school undergraduates for advanced arts instruction
  • Grants to teachers, schools, area residents and groups for arts-related projects and activities
  • Community arts events 
  • Art classes for children and adults
  • Gifts of art and concerts to the community
  • The "Walk of Art" outdoor sculpture exhibit


  • Experience Art Rapids!
  • Walk of Art docent program


Art Rapids! Board

Becky Lancaster, President

Nancy Baker, Vice President

Barb Mullaly, Secretary

Jackie Roberts, Treasurer

Laura Andersen, Events Chair

Nancy McRay, Education Chair

Louise Pond

Lyn Streit

Jim Witte, Publicity and Marketing

Babs Young, Juror

Kim Bazemore, Walk of Art Coordinator