Photo by Patrick Conlon

For Mackinac Island's nearly 500 winter residents, the colder months are a time of reflection, time spent with friends, and an opportunity to repair and improve infrastructure. Community members enjoy bingo nights, trivia, open mics, karaoke, dancing, and (of course) snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing all over the island. The Mackinac Arts Council is pleased to provide artistic and creative opportunities for islanders throughout the winter months. 

Music Mondays

Every Monday, January through April | 7:00-8:30pm | Mackinac Island Community Hall FREE

Music Mondays on Mackinac Island is a weekly jam session that meets every Monday starting the first week of January and runs through the end of March. Anybody can come and play any instrument, sing, or just hang out and listen. All sessions meet in the Community Hall on Monday evenings at 7pm. Participants may bring your own instruments, or there will also be house instruments there for public use. Audience members are encouraged to come listen, dance, hang out, and make requests!

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Community Theater

Mackinac Island Community Theater produces plays and musicals featuring local Mackinac Island talent. The community theater typically produces two or three plays per year: a holiday production to coincide with the Christmas Bazaar, a children's production, and a musical in the Spring. 

The next production of the Mackinac Island Community Theater is The Music Man on April 17 & 18, 2020.

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Mackinac Arts Council is pleased to host winter movies in the Mission Point Theater in winter 2020. New renovations to the theater including a new movie screen will enable island residents to enjoy films during the winter months on two special movie weekends. 

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Christmas Bazaar

Mackinac Arts Council partners with the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar to bring artistic and creative winter activities to the community during the annual holiday celebration. In 2018, Mackinac Arts Council hosted a children's craft during the Christmas Bazaar auction, provided live Christmas carolers to accompany the hog roast after the tree lighting, and produced a Christmas pageant in the Center for the Arts.

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Summer Hours:

Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00

Sunday 12:00-5:00

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Headquarters: Center for the Arts

6633 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

located in the Mission Point Theater​

Mail: P.O. Box 1834, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Telephone: 906-984-4124