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Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Community enrichment and support of the arts in Charlevoix takes place year ’round at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts. This vibrant, cultural center in downtown Charlevoix presents six major visual exhibits annually, including featured artists, plein air paint-outs, an opera, and other performing art events, plus cultural trips.

A quarterly schedule is comprised of children’s camps, classes and workshops, varying from photography and ceramics, to oil and watercolor. Year ’round classes cover topics ranging from photography to quilting to rug hooking and more.umpkins

The gallery shop is a great place to shop with pieces ranging from original art by some of the area’s most talented artists to jewelry, photography, reproductions, fiber art, paintings, pottery, and hand blown glass… just to name a few.

The ever changing exhibits bring in art lovers all year long. With exhibits focusing on photography, glass, paintings, and more, the Charlevoix Circle of Arts has so much art to explore!

2023 Exhibits

January 27th-February 25th, 2023

Spotlight on Innovation

This is the Charlevoix Circle of Arts annual regional high school student art exhibit. Unique works from 11th & 12th grade artists from schools in Charlevoix County and the surrounding area will be on display.  There will be scholarships awarded from Kendall College and CCA prize awards. 

March 10th-April 8th, 2023

Charlevoix Creatives Collective: Tools of Creativity

Members of the Charlevoix Creatives Collective (C3) showcase their individual expertise in a variety of mediums. Representing unique art perspectives.

April 20st-May 20th, 2023

Larger Than Life Glass Sculptures by Craig Mitchell Smith

Stay tuned for more details…

June 2nd-17th, 2023

Charlevoix Photography Club 14th Annual Juried Exhibition: Pure Northern Michigan

This show highlights Northern Michigan with several categories. The exhibition is open to all current members of the Charlevoix Photography Club and all non-professional photographers.

Cash prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place images in each of the six categories. The juror will also select images for Honorable Mention.

​Categories are:

  • Wildlife
  • Birds
  • Artistic Expression
  • Landscape
  • Flora
  • Non-Michigan Travel

July 2nd-September 2nd, 2023

Summer Salon

The 4th annual salon-style exhibit showcasing regionally inspired work by local & area artists. 

September 15th- October 28th, 2023

Bridges- Juried Exhibit

Open to all mediums and Michigan artists.

November 17th- December 30th, 2023

Charlevoix Circle Market

A festive, handmade, shopping experience with over 40 local artists and makers featured selling a magnificent selection of unique gifts and treats.

For more information on Charlevoix Circle of Arts:

109 Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI, 49720

(231) 547-3554

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