The 2020 Sault Summer Arts Festival Has Been Canceled

This month's Alberta House News is now available

This month's Alberta House News is now available! More...

Alberta House Arts Center - New Reopening Hours



The Alberta House and the Olive M. Craig Gallery are reopening with live and virtual shows in an abbreviated schedule. The temporary schedule of Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will allow continued access to the visual arts for both the artists and the community at large.

The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Those entering the gallery must wear a mask and we’ll only be letting ten visitors in at a time and requiring social distancing. Fiber artist Karen Boger has supplied us with masks and if you don’t already have one, you can pick one up free of charge at the door.

Talking to Birds II, Katie Eberts

The work of Cedarville artist Katie Eberts will be featured the month of July in the main gallery at the Alberta House Arts Center. Titled "The Strangest Dream", the show will be open to the public during our reduced hours of COVID operation (Thursday-Saturday 11am-4pm). Her show is also available to view virtually.

Flowers on the Wall, Mary Stroba

The work of artist Mary Stroba will be featured the month of July in the mini gallery at the Alberta House Arts Center. Titled "A Mixed Bag of Genre and Colors", the show will be open to the public during our reduced hours of COVID operation (Thursday-Saturday 11am-4pm). Her show is also available to view virtually.

June 2020 Virtual Area Show. In This Together.... For the Love of Art!


Every year artists of Sault Ste. Marie look forward to submitting to our yearly show. Whether juried entry or open invite, they get the chance to network and share their work with others, helping to build our visual arts community. During the COVID interruption the Olive M. Craig Gallery (responsible for scheduling at the Alberta House), decided to create a purely virtual show, in an effort to maintain safety in these uncertain times. They encouraged stifled artists during this pandemic to share their work with the creative community. There was no jury, entry fee, or best of show, just the joy of seeing and sharing what has been created in our studios/living rooms in this time of COVID claustrophobia.

The Olive M. Craig Gallery wanted to remind our neighbors that we are all in this together providing support, peaceful connection, and inspiration... for the love of art.

2020 K-12 Student Show

Although Alberta House Art Center had to close during March, we invite you to tour the Sault & Area K through 12 Student Exhibition virtually.

See a slideshow on Flickr at (click the icon shown above to start the slideshow) or the album on Facebook (easy to share with friends)!

From the March 2020 Alberta House News: "This has got to be the feel good exhibition of the year! The work of the advanced students in the upper grades is always impressive; the work of the elementary school students not only bright and colorful but filled with the sly humor and energetic verve of kids. The gallery crew goes all out for this one, taking on the task of matting every single piece of student work, thus taking a huge load off the already overworked teachers.

"At the time of this writing the participating schools and teachers included Anne Beaulieu for Sault Area High School, Barb Rogers and Teresa Ridley for JKL Bahweting, Michelle Breen for St. Mary’s School, Darcy Schreiber for the Pickford School, Deanna LaLonde for Brimley Schools, Richard Guimond for Rudyard Schools, and Emalee Veler for Lake Superior Academy. Parents of children not in these schools could bring in their child’s painting on their own."

Sault Area Arts Organizations

Index to local arts websites and Facebook events pages

Sault Area Arts Council logoLike us on facebook!Welcome!

This website is your source for information on the arts and related events in the vicinity of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (including Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario).

We cover plays, exhibits, workshops, concerts, art fairs, and anything else we can think of.

Use the navigation frame at the left to find links to our monthly newsletters. All information on this website is collected and provided by the Sault Area Arts Council, a nonprofit organization whose function is to promote the arts in the Sault Ste. Marie area. If you're looking for events to attend, check out our Performance Schedules page. This page includes live events such as theater, concerts, and dance productions.

The Sault Area Arts Council has its headquarters at Alberta House. Alberta House contains exhibits and crafts, and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here is a map to Alberta House. SAAC publishes Alberta House News monthly as a public service.

The two Alberta House Galleries are the Olive Craig Gallery and the Mini Gallery. See the exhibit schedule for the current year. See the newsletters for a few images of items that have been exhibited at Alberta House.

For copies of old newsletters, see the Archive. We also maintain an archive of articles about local artists previously featured in the Alberta House News.

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Sault Area Arts Council
217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
e-mail: Phone: (906) 635-1312