Mackinac Arts Council has a home at the Center for the Arts thanks to the ongoing generosity of the Ware Family and Mission Point Resort. The center is adjacent to the tower at Mission Point just off Main Street as you head east out of town.
Located in the former Mission Point Theater building, the Center for the Arts includes a 550-seat historic theater, gallery, and administrative offices. We hold programs at many other locations throughout the island, and in collaboration with Mackinac State Historic Parks, present free weekly summer concerts in Marquette Park beneath historic Fort Mackinac and art workshops are held at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum located in Marquette Park.
You can visit our gallery and theater during regular daytime hours all summer long to see art exhibits. Admission to the gallery is free, but donations are welcome. If you would like to arrange a special tour, please contact our offices directly or fill out the form below.
SOMEWHERE IN TIME
The Mission Point Theater was one of the main filming locations in the 1980 Universal Pictures film, Somewhere In Time starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. The soundstage next to the theater (now used as a conference and event hall) was used to shoot many of the iconic scenes in the movie. Guests at the Center for the Arts can sit in the chair where Richard Collier is seen listening to Elise McKenna's famous monologue. Along with Grand Hotel, the Center for the Arts is a must for Somewhere in Time enthusiasts!