One Very Creative EUP:

We have a plethora and shockingly vast amount of creatives and artists within our area of Sault Ste. Marie and the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. To be added to this list, don’t hesitate to Contact Us about being added to this comprehensive list; When you do, make sure to include what kind of creative you are and link(s) to any place(s) people can view/buy your work. You must have a active link to send people to for your work, portfolio or shop to be added to this list. If a link is broken, you will be deleted from this list.

We also have a Monthly Newsletter with brand new happenings, features/interviews with local artists and a bunch more, on top of our Blog with more goodies.

Sault/EUP Area Artists & Creatives:

Creativity comes in many different shapes; We do not discriminate in terms of something creative. This list is open to all types of creative disciplines. It can be painting, watercolor, digital, design, woodworking, welding, musicians and anything else you can think of. We’re constantly updating this list; Names are in last alphabetic order.

Bonnie Besteman – Paintings on a variety of surfaces: wood, driftwood, metal, glass, mailboxes, wall murals, furniture, signs, candles, clay pots, window shades, cupboards, vintage suitcases, ceiling tile and framed art pieces.

Creative Graphic By Eva – Anishinaabe Artwork and Designs.

Dave Bigelow – Pastels, Watercolors & ink.

Janet K Bonnell – Pine Needle Basket Artist.

Gary and Jan Bower – Oil portraits, paintings, book illustration.

Cleaver Creations by Amy – One of a Kind, Uniquely Michigan Fairy Doors, Gnomes and Fairy Garden Accessories.

Mary C. Demroske – Paintings of Great Lakes freighters, tugs and lighthouses.

February Sky – Traditional, Modern and Original Folk & Celtic Music with Guitar, Cittern, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo & Percussion.

William Gerrish – Assemblages & Sculptures.

Margie Gillman – Puppets.

Diana and John Grenier – Painting, sculpture, sign carving, pen and ink, etched glass.

Kym Inabinet – Fine artist. Paintings: portraits, landscapes, and maritime scenes.

Jude McConkey – Photography with imagination.

McKinney Washtub Two – A comic folk duo.

Jeffrey Michael – Instrumental piano music.

Michelle Ranta – Portraits, paintings, and drawings.

SLS Fine Arts – Shena Sloboda – Oil paintings, impressionistic style.

Judy Merrill-Smith – textile and mixed-media.

Norris Seward – Woodworking and photography.

Taide Henna – Traditional and modern Henna body art. All natural, inspired henna body adornment. Supplies essential to your henna journey. Unique, hand-crafted creations.

Mark Thogerson – Hand-etched scrimshaw on natural materials.

Jeanne Tubman – Specializing in photorealistic oil painting.

Ellen Van Laar – Original Artwork from the Algoma/Lake Superior Region.

Michael Van Houzen – Songbird carvings.

Jarrod Vandenberg – Freelance Graphic Designer and Artist; Adobe Certified Expert, Logo Design, Brand Identity, Illustration, Product Design, Modern Calligraphy, Mural Artist, Handmade Watercolor, Beadweaving Expert and Creative Class Educator.

Jerry Vilenski – Watercolor paintings.

Local Creative Businesses and Resources:

Sault Realism Gallery – Art Gallery featuring work by local artists and artisans, with many digital services, artwork reproduction, printing, photo restoration and custom framing.

Bloom Co. – We are a home-based floral studio located in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. We’re proud to be a #nofloralfoam florist, cutting out single-use plastic products whenever possible. Any supplies we use may be returned to us for reuse (vessels, chicken wire, water tubes, etc.). Many of our blooms are sourced locally as the seasons allow. In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan it’s a short season, but oh so fruitful!

Root + Arrow Photography – We’re so excited you’re here! We are Amanda & Richard- a husband & wife photography team. We were born & raised in the upper peninsula & we have a deep appreciation for the wild natural beauty of Michigan. We love to travel & explore new areas, so no matter where you are we’d love to hear from you!

The Dennco Printing Lounge – The Printing Lounge Store is a Photo Lab and Sign Shop with over 500+ Customizable products with over 2000+ Variations, Along with many other services and products yet to be discovered.

Sault Printing Company – Sault Printing Company was founded in 1969. We offer Commercial Printing, Office Supplies, Ricoh Business Equipment, and more. Walk-in’s are welcome. Stop in today!

National Office Products – Office supplies and products, printing and more.

Art Store – Framing and small selection of art supplies.

Art Gallery of Algoma – To be a premiere visual arts institution in northern Ontario, gaining national recognition and international partnerships.

William Bonifas Fine Arts Center – The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center is a regional art center in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where you can tour gallery exhibits, participate in art workshops, learn something new in the educational classes and enjoy theatrical productions.

LSSU Art Gallery – Inside Arts Center, east end of building on main floor.

Soo Theatre Project – The Soo Theatre fosters the enjoyment, understanding, and development of the performing arts in the Eastern Upper Peninsula through diverse and engaging experiences.

Ericksons Art Center – The mission of the Erickson Center for the Arts is to enrich the mind, body and spirit of the Eastern Upper Peninsula communities we serve through the presentation of artistic and cultural exhibitions and programs. We strive to facilitate experiences that will encourage personal growth beyond our walls and our community.

Hessel School House – The Hessel School House Corporation supports the Avery Arts and Nature Learning Center as the centerpiece of the Les Cheneaux Islands community for the purpose of ensuring the continued vitality and prosperity of the area and its residents.

Les Cheneaux Arts CouncilThe Les Cheneaux Arts Council (LCAC) was founded in 1993 by a group of local artists and friends dedicated to promotion, education and participation in the Arts in the Les Cheneaux Community and is a member of the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation.  We offer a variety of classes and workshops throughout out the summer including, but not limited to,  painting, fiber arts, pottery, Native American crafts, photography, and marbling on paper.

EUP Fine Arts Council – The purpose of the EUP Fine Arts Council is to assist and foster the arts in the eastern end of the UP, with the objectives of bringing performing arts, plays, concerts, dance, exhibits and instrumental programs to the residents of the area. The EUP FAC also works to supplement the music and arts programs in local schools. It is an all-volunteer organization with no paid officers or personnel and very low administrative costs. The Council takes pride in the fact that we have provided tens of thousands of dollars in student scholarships since 1999.

DeVos Arts Museum – The DeVos Art Museum enhances the mission of Northern Michigan University through exhibitions and programs that engage creative culture across campus, local and regional communities.

Bayliss Public Library – Occasional creative classes and resources.

Erickson’s Center For The Arts: Various gifts, events and resources for artists/creatives.