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

COVID-19 Hours for Alberta House

The Alberta House and the Olive M. Craig Gallery are open 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.



Usually for an article like this the title would be “Call to Artists” but the September Albert House exhibition is intended to include everyone with a cell phone or any type of camera, and people of all ages! The gallery is looking for your snapshots—just 4 x 6 or 5 x 7” snaps. They have to be framed or matted or we can’t hang them up. Subject matter can be anything that caught your eye—your new puppy, a view, a dramatic moment, something funny or peculiar—anything at all that you bothered to snap. (Mats are widely available and very reasonably priced.)

There is no limit on the number of snaps you send in. There is a $2 fee per snap and there are prizes in various categories. The Judges are photographers John Shibley and Mike Lussier. View the details  Printable PDF

Painting by GM Bertram

Presenting GM Bertram's Virtual Show
Through Alberta House, Olive M. Craig Gallery
August 15-September 15, 2020

GM Bertram grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and graduated from Sault Area High School. He currently lives in Marquette Michigan with his wife Sue, where he has long been a part of the Arts Community and is known as the "Ore Dock Artist". View it online  

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Sault Area Arts Organizations

Index to local arts websites and Facebook events pages

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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