Are you interested in the Arts? Grayling has a diverse selection with art galleries, shops that display various types of art, and numerous indoor and outdoor murals.
AuSable Artisan Village Art Gallery: The mission of the AuSable Artisan Village (AAV) is to initiate and support art and cultural activities that enrich lives, stimulate creativity, vitalize the economic climate of the community and serve as a catalyst for artistic excellence throughout the AuSable/Manistee watershed region.
The AuSable Artisan Village was created in 2010. The AAV Art Center opened on Memorial Day 2011 and is housed in a 5,000 square foot facility showcasing over 50 artists, in the heart of downtown Grayling.
The AAV Art Center offers educational facilities, an art gallery, and a performance stage. The AAV Art Center Gallery features the work of artists from the Grayling area and Northern Michigan.
A variety of Art Classes are offered at the AAV Art Center to children and adults throughout the year. Through the generosity of the Grayling Youth Booster Scholarship Fund and the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, scholarships are available for children ages 6 to 12 to enable them take art classes. All are welcome.
Flowers by Josie/Thanks a Latte Coffee Shop: “Where unusual is commonplace”. Professional plant & floral service, distinctive gifts & antiques
J.Dap: Showing Grayling’s Dan Feldhauser’s art with a variety of pieces including wildlife and maps of the AuSable and Manistee Rivers and Higgins Lake. These maps can be personalized at no extra charge with the customers home or cabin name on them. Also carrying a jewelry line made in Grayling called Northern Girl Jewelry. This jewelry is silver, copper and brass with a variety of stones and semi precious gems. Custom pieces can be ordered and hand stamping is available.
Main Branch Gallery:
Nature-Inspired, Main Branch is an intimate gallery of distinctive fine art; featuring acrylics, oils, watercolors, wood and bronze sculptures, one-of-a-kind furniture, Native American baskets and pottery, fine art photography, hand-made copper and silver jewelry, and hand-wovens; many from nationally acclaimed artists. As springs of water become tributaries that join and flow together, the works of 20 established Michigan artists have converged into Main Branch Gallery, LLC. Open all year in downtown Grayling.
North Country Corner: Features unique “Up North” household items, clothing, shoes, jewelry, art by Michigan artists. Grayling’s Hidden Jewel.
Riverland: Clothing & Gifts: featuring Jackie House, award winning artist and teacher. Her spectacular paintings, pottery and sculptures have been featured in shows and galleries across Michigan. Also featuring beautiful and unique wooden bowls hand carved and designed by Michigan artist Jerry Kowalski.
The Brickery: This is The Brickery’s fourth year in the historic F.O.E. hall, and customers keep coming back because The Brickery is a melting pot of antiques, gifts, home decor and little treasures you’ll just adore! Many of our items are “Made In Michigan” by our talented local artists. New and returning customers are delighted by our unique offerings of antiques, home & garden decor items, hand-crafted clothing and jewelry.
The Icehouse Quilt Shop: The Icehouse Quilt Shop, located in a century old icehouse, brings the best of the past together with the newest innovations in the quilting industry. We are known for carrying bright fabrics but also carry a range of reproduction and thirty’s prints. With a selection of sewing and quilting notions, books and patterns we are ready to help new and experienced quilters with their projects. If you are not a quilter or you are looking for unique gift items you are going to want to check out our Unique Boutique. We have clothing designed by Pam Meland and purses designed by Cheryl Alef. The Icehouse Quilt Shop is open Monday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm. Please check out our web page for information on upcoming classes and retreats at www.theicehousequiltshop.com or call us at (989) 348-4821.
The Old AuSable Fly Shop: The Old AuSable Fly Shop offers visitors to Grayling an excellent selection of fly fishing related artwork and gifts from the top wildlife artists. The works of David Ruimveld, Derek DeYoung, Becca Schlaff and Grayling local artist Daniel Feldhauser are represented along with many others. You will find original one of a kind works, to framed and matted prints to unframed prints and fun unique gifts in all price ranges. The Old AuSable Fly Shop is located in the big brown log building at the AuSable River bridge.
The Window Shoppe at Mercy Hospital: Featuring local artist Dean Worden