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Arts & Culture

Catch a welcome case of culture shock.

From the birthplace of Motown to the world’s largest open art competition, arts and culture in Michigan run deep.

Find world-class museums such as The Henry Ford and the Detroit Institute of Art, walk through an Upper Peninsula copper mine or learn about the Anishinabe Culture through the exhibits of the Ziibwing Center. The opportunities are endless to discover the traditions of Michigan.

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People walking in downtown Traverse City for the Traverse City Film Festival

Sept 15 - Oct 02, 2022

This independent art competition brings artists together from across the globe to showcase their unique creations in a variety of mediums. Experience this iconic Michigan event throughout the city of Grand Rapids this fall. 

Michigan's destinations host a range of unique art exhibits, film festivals, cultural celebrations and more all year long. Discover these memory-making events to add to your next trip to Pure Michigan. 

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