Exciting upcoming events in the works of art at Big Rapids!


Artworks is a local non-profit organization located in Big Rapids, and they are truly invested in connecting our community through special performances, classes and programs that make art accessible to everyone.

They offer so many classes, including pottery, basketry, photography, glass, painting, and drawing.

This Friday August 20, the works of art will have Dr Fred Heck from Ferris University, reading the Earth history in rock formations. This event will take place at noon in the Batdorff Gallery.

Be sure to check out some of their exciting upcoming events! One that covers a controversial topic about in vitro fertilization treatments is called 1 of 8: The Hope Zone, and is a play written by Emily Aslakson, who actually experienced her own journey with it. The performances are on Friday and Saturday August 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday August 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Another big event to come is the Gala 2021. This is an indoor and outdoor event where there will be a live and silent auction, cash bar, catering, raffles and door prizes! It will be held on September 17th. Tickets are available for purchase at the Painted Turtle Gift Shop inside the artwork.

Let’s dive into their beautiful gift shop, The Painted Turtle! It features works by over 100 local Michigan artists! Paintings, pottery, jewelry, textiles and much more! Do not hesitate to discover some of their articles on their site HERE.

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