Five Fantastic Pure Michigan Instagram Fan Photos from December

From holiday lights to Northern Lights and icy landscapes to snowy sunsets, our Pure Michigan Instagram fans truly captured the beauty of Pure Michigan in December! These remarkable photos remind us how great it is to see such wonderful Pure Michigan sights year round. Here are five of our favorite photos from this month. For more fan photos, check out our SeptemberOctober and November roundups and follow us on Instagram.

An icy view of Presque Isle taken from Picnic Rocks near Marquette, MI by @tracieblazei via @yoopershirts:

A colorful morning sunrise on Lake Superior by @satcheldog:

A winter wonderland found in East Lansing, MI by @meg_mall:

An amazing shot of the Northern Lights in Marquette, MI by @ztwede:

Rolling waves on a snow covered beach on Lake Superior by @mparrrv:

If you’re on Instagram, follow us @puremichigan! If you’d like us to share your photos from across the state, please tag them with #PureMichigan to give us permission to repost.

5 Fun Photos from ArtPrize 2013 in Grand Rapids

ArtPrize 2013 is well underway in Downtown Grand Rapids! Through October 6th 2013, the city of Grand Rapids is transformed into an art gallery where artists and visitors come to display and view over 1,500 pieces of artwork. So far, we’ve seen some very striking photographs of the artwork at this year’s competition. Below is a roundup of some fun ArtPrize photos shared with us by Experience Grand Rapids. 

A colorful view of Grand Rapids during ArtPrize 2013 [Photo courtesy of eightWest]:ArtPrize in Grand Rapids 2013

Artists and visitors enjoy a beautiful day viewing the many displays of unique artwork:ArtPrize 2013 in Grand Rapids

A cool shot of a dragon on display at ArtPrize 2013 from Instagram user @sleepymonkey629:A piece of artwork on display at ArtPrize 2013

The Grand Rapids Public Museum  pays tribute to Grandmothers from around the world with this photography exhibit, Grandmother Power:Grandmother Power

ArtPrize visitors stop to marvel at an artist’s work:Viewing an artists work at ArtPrize 2013

ArtPrize 2013 runs through October 6th. Have you been to ArtPrize this year? What was your favorite display? 

Pure Michigan July 2013 Fan Photos

August is here and summer is still in full swing here in Pure Michigan! Since everyone has been out enjoying the sun and warmer weather, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite photos from July. Below is a gallery of just some of the stunning photos that our Pure Michigan Facebook community shared with us last month. See more on the Pure Michigan Flickr page.

Which photo from July is your favorite? If you have a photo to share with us, visit the Pure Michigan Facebook page and post it there.