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106 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1480
+1 231-796-2420
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nice place, good lessons, very affordable.

I'm a teacher and needed to teach art for a semester so I went to artworks to learn and practice... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Evart, Michigan
A little gem

I visited this gallery last weekend, and I was so surprised to find such an interesting collective... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Candy G
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Artworks is a nonprofit arts and culture center in Big Rapids, Michigan. We have a large gallery for local and visiting art and cultural exhibits and The Painted Turtle Gift Shop features art and gifts by Michigan artists.
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106 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1480
+1 231-796-2420
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

I'm a teacher and needed to teach art for a semester so I went to artworks to learn and practice. Great place, lots of classes offered, and very affordable. Worth looking into and making it part of a visit to BR.

Thank dougi729
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visited this gallery last weekend, and I was so surprised to find such an interesting collective of art appreciation, art for sale, and support for local artists.

Thank Candy G
Reviewed 20 September 2016

So many things for for everyone to enjoy. Arts and crafts, quilting, jewelry, pottery, are just a few of the items you will see while visiting the Artworks building. Kids classes as well as adult classes are offered in an array of opportunities to expand...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Painted Turtle has unique and one-of a kind pieces of art, jewelry, scarfs, and many other beautiful gifts for yourself or someone else.

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Call me biased, but I love Artworks. I had the privilege of being the Education Coordinator from 2010-2014. This place brings the community together for art experiences, cultural events and excellent art exhibits. The Painted Turtle (Artworks' Gift Shop) is full of unique gifts from...More

Thank Rvemeer91
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Artworks in downtown Big Rapids has an exciting, ever changing choice of exhibits. Everything from Andy Warhol to a display from the 1920's to the children's artwork on display. Local artists are also showcased at Artworks. It is the best of all worlds.

Thank paula r
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Artworks is located downtown in Big Rapids. In addition to the exhibits, there is much artistic work for sale.

Thank richard b
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I love this place. The main floor is a gift shop with local art, the 2nd floor is a gallery with rotating exhibits, and there is a craft and pottery studio in the basement. They have social wine and painting classes, summer camps, and events...More

1  Thank saucerville
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Artworks is a gem located in downtown Big Rapids, Michigan. Exhibiting and selling Art made by local artists. It also houses classes and special traveling exhibits from artists as far away as Chicago and Mexico. Take a short detour and enjoy this oasis of creativity.

1  Thank Soulard1840
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Artworks is more than a gallery. Although on the 2nd floor it does have wonderful exhibits year round, it also has a wonderful gift shop and offers exceptional classes for those interested in dabbling in the arts. Something for everyone. Art is the shop is...More

1  Thank Shybz
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