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Address: 106 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307-1480
Phone Number: +1 231-796-2420
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Artworks is a nonprofit arts and culture center in Big Rapids, Michigan. We...

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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Fun to stop in the Painted Turtle, the gift shop!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Dawn D
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Chippewa Lake, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 your creative side. If you are looking for that unique gift for the holidays or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 almost every media. Their education offerings are top notch and taught by professionals who have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

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

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Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 all year. I really love shopping there.

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1 Thank saucerville
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 provided by Michigan artists and priced affordably.

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1 Thank Shybz
Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

I like the changing exhibits and the elevator access. Guest artists bring new experiences for all to see.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

If you are from the city and vacationing in Northern Michigan do not miss the opportunity to stop at Artworks. It's a community supported art gallery with a jaw dropping collection of amazing art pieces, paitings, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, plus some really unique stuff, all really well done and priced at unbelievably reasonable prices. Every year when we came up... More 

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