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Arts & Crafts Fair




11:00 am to 6:00 pm



10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Come join us! The Michaywé Arts & Crafts Fair will be celebrating its 38th anniversary on Friday August 12th and Saturday August 13th, 2016. Michaywé is a peaceful four-season recreational and residential Northern Michigan community nestled in the winding hills and lush woodlands just 8 miles south of Gaylord. Over 2,000 acres of forest, lakes and streams creates the backdrop for over 950 homes. The Michaywé clubhouse features a wooded, park-like setting that can comfortably accommodate over 100 exhibitors. Extensive marketing efforts are already underway with a wide variety of online, print and radio promotions.


Exhibitors who pre-register for 2017 at the 2016 Art Fair will be entered into a drawing for a FREE booth in 2017!


Many returning exhibitors have said that they look forward to the Michaywé Arts & Crafts Fair each year because it is always very organized and everyone is treated so well. Shuttle service is provided to-and-from the exhibitor parking area. Package pick-up service is offered free of charge to customers purchasing large items. Assistance is available to exhibitors for setup and breakdown of their booths or to assist when breaks are needed during the fair. In addition, there are many affordable options for overnight accommodations available in the Gaylord area, including an on-site camping area for self-contained units.


Michaywé features Inn the Woods, an excellent casual-dining restaurant that is conveniently located in the main clubhouse. Inn the Woods is proud to offer fresh, flavorful selections made from scratch, and will be open for lunch and dinner during the Art Fair. Michaywé also features 18-holes of championship golf at the Michaywé Pines Golf Course, which is known for its outstanding conditions and playability for every level of golfer. Inn the Woods and the Michaywé Pines Golf Course always offer vendor exclusive pricing during the Art Fair.


We have made it our mission that each of our exhibitors and guests would return year-after-year to participate in one of Northern Michigan’s premiere Art Fairs!


The Michaywé grounds and clubhouse are located at 1535 Opal Lake Road. From I-75 take Exit 279, go south on Old 27 (away from Gaylord), turn left at Charles Brink Road (yellow blinking light), and follow the signs. For more information, call the Michaywé Office at 989-939-8919 or send an e-mail to


File Download: 2016 Exhibitor Registration Form



The public is invited to join us for the EIGHTH Annual Art-full Gathering on Saturday November 7, 2015 from 10am-3pm at beautiful Michaywé clubhouse in Gaylord.  Over 25 artists, many returning and some new, will once again fill Michaywé event rooms with unique, creative artwork for purchase and holiday gift giving.

Hosted by Mary Backlund and Sheila Simpson, this event promotes area artists, and also benefits those in need.  All artists and visitors to the Art-full Gathering are encouraged to bring healthy non-perishable items for the Otsego County Food Pantry, and each year’s abundance outweighs the previous year.  For the last few years, over 300 pounds of items fill a van that is delivered to the Food Pantry.  A portion of the nominal entrance fee is also donated to the Food Pantry.

Positive energy ripples through the Art-full Gathering, from the hosts, the artists, the welcoming volunteers, the Michaywé staff, and from all who attend.  It has become an annual ‘Can’t wait to come’ event for people near and far.

Michaywé provides special menu items for all to enjoy………so come…bring family and friends and spend a Delightful time at the EIGHTH Annual ART-FULL GATHERING Nov 7, 2015!  See you thereJ

For more information, call 989 370 1567.



Friends on Purpose is a unique card company offering inspiring words, for any occasion, or no occasion at all.  The original artwork on each card is created by Mary Backlund, and Sheila Simpson is the wordsmith.  You can visit where a variety of cards, and books by both authors, Mary and Sheila, can be ordered.


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