The Center sits on approximately 5-acres of land six miles south of Charlevoix, Michigan near Norwood. To the west, one sees expansive views of Lake Michigan, the Fox Islands, Leelanau, North Manitou and gorgeous sunsets, and to the east, sweeping views of rolling hills as far as Boyne Mountain. The land is contiguous with 148 acres of land donated by Betty Hoffman to Tillers International.
Artists North will work to develop the 5-acre land in thoughtful, meaningful ways to implement sustainable revenue for the Center that supports its Members, the Centers mission and builds a supportive community audience.
Artists North is committed to developing a sustainable model to support Michigan artisans and work to create a thriving, working Art Center – a Center where artisans can be inspired, learn, work, teach, sell their art, and grow through creative programs. The Center’s unique concept will help build a stronger art audience by strategically integrating Michigan artisans, galleries and business organizations through out-of-the-box programs, designed to help build awareness for Sponsor Members, while providing an important service to the Artisans. This model leverages resources through its Sponsor Members and will ignite “fresh ideas” to expand multi-economies.
Engaging and Inspirational
The Center is casual and comfortable with outside patios, gardens and decks that entice you to sit at inviting tables and chairs that overlook Lake Michigan. The public is encouraged to stroll through the 5-acre complex where they come across art studios and working artists.
The Center will allow for Musicians or vocalists to schedule times to play at the Artists Lounge or gather for a jam session, and so much more. During the summer months, member artists can paint in the gardens, explore the grounds and enjoy one of the Center’s picnic tables as they overlook beautiful hillsides.