The Calumet Art Center is raising funds for our Summer Youth Program.  Please consider donating or sharing our campaign today, every dollar helps!  You can donate via the donate button to the right, or on our Indiegogo Campaign Site:  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/calumet-art-center-summer-program

Calumet Art Center – An Introduction from Ed Gray on Vimeo.

Proud member of the Calumet Art District

Our Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

First Fridays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

You can also contact Ed Gray at (906) 281-3494 to work something out with studio time.

Check us out on upartmap.com

For more information on upcoming classes and events: info@calumetartcenter.com

The Art Immersion Youth Summer classes are funded in part through a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Copper Country Community Arts Council and Shopko Foundation. A Professional and Organizational Development grant for Board Development was also received from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Copper Country Community Arts Council.  Photo: Here is a pic of our new sign. I see a silouette of a man, can he do the Fandango? This is our new signage!

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……AND our new signage in winter.


Good Friday Music

Join Connie Baruta this Good Friday! She will be playing the organ in our Performance Hall between the hours of noon and 3:00 p.m.


Horizons High School Presents The Nature of the Keweenaw: A Silent Auction

We are pleased to be hosting Horizons High School in their fund raiser to offset the graduation expenses for the class of 2014. There will be music by some of the students, a bake sale, and will be raffling off some very special pieces of art.

It will be held on the next First Friday in Calumet, May 2 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. here at the Calumet Art Center.

Join us for a night of fun, food, and entertainment.


 2008 Michigan Alternative High School of the Year

Michigan Green School

Horizons Alternative School opened its doors to students on September 6, 2005.  The creation of this school is the result of a group of dedicated educators who became concerned about the number of students in the Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Schools who were either struggling or who had given up and simply left school.  It became clear that some kind of program needed to be set up to help address the unique needs of this population of students.  Horizons Alternative High School is the result of the dedication, sacrifice, hard work and research of this visionary group of educators.

The faculty, staff, and students function much as a family does; the atmosphere in our program is oriented toward fostering acceptance, a sense of belonging, and responsibility for ourselves and others.  It is in this caring environment that students in grades 9-12 are invited to take advantage of the opportunity for a second chance to learn, earn credit, and graduate.

Our graduation requirements are the same as Calumet High School and upon completion of the credits required for graduation, students receive a Calumet High School diploma.

As a Type I school we are committed to helping all students who walk through our door learn to the best of their abilities.  It is our goal to provide high quality education and preparation for the world beyond high school delivered through alternative methods.  To achieve this goal our curriculum, teaching style, and assessment is individualized, flexible, customized and personalized to accommodate the variety of strengths and learning styles that our students bring to school with them.  Yet, while catering to the individual needs of the whole student, we place emphasis on providing a challenging, solid education held together by core academics, such as writing, reading, math, science, and social studies – and enhanced with courses and activated designed to round out and offer both enriching and practical life experiences to our students.

Check out the learning environment and accomplishments on their Facebook page!


Here are some great pictures of our GE students’ projects:



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Gordon's Class pic 4








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Gordon's Class pic 3











 Twined Rugs

These beautiful 100% recycled wool rugs are made here at the Calumet Art Center by our Board Members and “In-House Artists”. Watch for these items and more coming to our Etsy page. The price of each of these beauties is $100.  If you are in the area stop by to see these gorgeous rugs in person!

"The Keweenaw""Spring"" Keweenaw Garden" "Summer Tracks""Waning Summer"

Calumet Art Center to sponsor Horizon High School’s presentation of The Nature of the Keweenaw with a Silent Art Auction

To be held on the next First Friday May 2, 2014
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy live music by Horizon’s students! There will also be a bake sale as well as a raffle for special pieces of art!!

All of the art to be auctioned was created by the students.

This Silent Art Auction’s proceeds will help to cover expenses associated with Horizon’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2014.


Announcing Saturday Open Studio at the Calumet Art Center!!!


We will be holding an open studio starting this Saturday, January 25. Bring your art projects and materials and enjoy the space and camaraderie of like minded individuals. There is plenty of space! The hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and the cost for these hours is $10. 


"Rebirth" by Emily Gray Koehler.

“Rebirth” by Emily Gray Koehler.  Emily Gray Koehler of Minnesota visited the Calumet Art Center this past week. She brought 15 beautiful woodcuts to offer for sale in our Gallery. This group includes a variety of techniques including color reduction. According to Emily: “I have sought to develop a dialogue between the viewer and the natural world through colorful woodcuts, collagraphs and monotypes.” 




Fun with ClaySnowbank Smoke Firing


Experience the processes of hand building, texturing and the use of terra sigillata.

Pre-registration is required.

Session I              Beginner to Intermediate  

Class Dates:        January                14, 21, 28

February             4, 11, 18, 25, 27

Class Time:         6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Class Fee:             $135

Materials:             $35

Firing:                   $15


Session II:           Intermediate to Advanced

Snowbank Smoke Firing3

Pre-registration is required.

Continue where we left off in Session I, learn the more advanced techniques. These sessions will allow the student to go on and accomplish what they wish in clay.

Class Dates:        March                   11, 18, 25

                                April                      1, 8, 15, 22, 25

Class Times:       6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Class Fee:            $135

Materials:            $35

Firing:                  $15


Private Classes on the Potter’s Wheel with Ed Gray

Set up your private class with Ed Gray in a one on one session. Whether you are a beginner or advanced with the potter’s wheel, Ed offers two hour sessions to fit your time frame. Each two hour session is $35 plus the cost of clay. The cost of clay, dates and times will be determined between Ed and the student.


BHK Great Exploration After-School Program

BHK Great Explorations starts September 18 and will meet every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Three eight-week sessions are available to elementary, middle and high school students. This session will teach clay or weaving, for more information call Sherry Rivard at 487-6660 ext. 152. The next two sessions will be held on: December 13until January 24 and January 27 until March 21

Retired and Senior Volunteers Needed  The Calumet Art Center is looking for volunteers to help with our Youth Art Classes. Classes are held on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Volunteers assisting at the Art Center may help welcome students, offer general support or office tasks. We are also looking for docents (tour guides) willing to attend a short workshop on the history of the Art Center’s building. All volunteers will be eligible to take classes at the Art Center on a variety of topics. Interested in helping out? Then call the RSVP office at 482-7382.

The Calumet Art Center is a proud member of the Buellwood Fiber & Weavers Guild and Michigan Weavers Guild!

We are pleased to announce that we are members of the Buellwood Fiber & Weavers Guild. The Guild began with Dorothea Buellwood in Chassell, MI. Dorothea had 17 looms at her home and developed a 17 member weaving guild. It has been in existence since the early 1950′s and has varied in size between 15 and 20 members. They are happy to assist with answers to all who are interested in weaving, as their objective is to continue to support this art form for the future.











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