The Intercontinental Biennial of Indigenous Arts will be travelling from Chicago to St. Ignace again this year from August 16th through Labor Day weekend. This one of a kind display is free to the public and features stunning pieces from indigenous artists from Central and South America as well as a few from North America and Northern Africa. Many of the artists will be present as well to discuss and sell their work to interested collectors.
The display will feature over 65 original pieces and almost all will be for sale with originals displayed both at the Straits Cultural Center in St. Ignace and the Manoogian Art Museum on Mackinac Island. There will also be free workshop sessions throughout the duration of the show in both St. Ignace and Mackinac Island with artists demonstrating how to use and create art with certain mediums and traditional methods. The schedule of these workshops will be released soon and will be available on www.stignace.com . Most artists will also have prints available for purchase as well.
On August 24th and 25th, the Father Marquette National Memorial will become the meeting place for the Rendezvous At The Straits Powwow. This two day family event celebrates the rich history of St. Ignace. Take part in traditional dances, discover handmade art on display by local artists, and savour the flavor of traditional food prepared on-site. Everyone is welcome.
August 31st is opening day for the annual St. Ignace Arts And Crafts Dockside. This two day event, held at the St. Ignace Marina, brings together over 100 unique exhibits of original art and crafts for sale. This show is part of our Labor Day weekend celebration, which includes our annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk.
And there is more! Throughout the month of August, St. Ignace is proud to present live music, featured at Music By The Bay as well as Bayside Live. Enjoy the talents of local and regional musicians in a beautiful waterfront setting.
Last but not least, St. Ignace presents Fireworks Over The Bay, a spectacular show every Saturday night at dusk, during the month of August.
So bring the family, celebrate art, culture and music and discover the unique, small town charm of St. Ignace.