Are you interested in the Arts? Grayling has a diverse selection with art galleries and shops that display various types of art, as well as 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 40 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: “ Where unusual is commonplace”. Professional plant & floral service
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.
The Old Lumberyard Shoppes
Over 40 shops all under one roof; Gifts, Home Decor, Jewelry, Antiques, Clothing, Painted Furniture, Gourmet Foods, Quilted Items and Supplies, Vintage Outdoor Sports Equipment, Hand Crafted Items and More!
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.
Tip’n the Mitten
Tip’n the Mitten is a compilation of everything that makes Michigan great all in one place.