Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Oct 1-27, 2019

Historical Perspective of Quilting

Tues - Sun - 12 pm - 4 pm

Downtown Art Place

Event Details

Oct 1-27, 2019

Historical Perspective of Quilting

Early quilts provide a glimpse into the history of quilting as well as the history of the United States.


Quilting has been enjoying a resurgence thanks to a renewed interest in craft and process driven arts. The fast pace of modern life, our short attention span and lack of tactile contact, and the disposable nature of most everything we touch has all contributed to a new generation looking to find fulfillment in the material arts such as woodworking, weaving, and quilting, among others.


Part of the appeal of quilting is its international, diverse history, rooted in necessity (need for bed covers, and warmth), economy (reusing scraps and discarded fabric), and ultimately the need for human self expression. 

Tues - Sun - 12 pm - 4 pm

Downtown Art Place

Jul 9 - Aug 18, 2019

BIRCH - A Fine Art Exhibit

Downtown Art Place Gallery

Event Details

Jul 9 - Aug 18, 2019

BIRCH - A Fine Art Exhibit

This exhibit highlighted original fine art inspired by birch.


Pasqua Warstler, former director of the Bonifas Center for the Arts in Escanaba, MI was the judge for this event.


Birch Exhibit featured 21 artists with 50 entries of art.

Downtown Art Place Gallery

The DAP is supported in part by awards from the

MICHIGAN COUNCIL

FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

and the

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT 

FOR THE ARTS.

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