Community Events


Artist Lecture with Deb Hyde

Departing Tradition: Art Quilts by Deb Hyde on exhibit in the Hurst Gallery, now–October 7, 2018  Join artist Deb Hyde as she explores the history of quilting in the United States through the lens of her small family collection of quilts and how that...

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Sugaring & Shearing

Welcome Spring at the Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Sugaring & Shearing festival, held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from noon-4 p.m. Farm lane will be bustling with activities like sheep herding, sheep shearing, and traditional craftsmanship. Stop by the sugar bush for live sap-to-syrup demonstrations. All six galleries will be open with free admission, and all historical buildings...

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Art, Beer, and Wine Festival presented by County National Bank

Ella Sharp Museum welcomed a record-breaking crowd for the 14th annual Art, Beer, and Wine Festival presented by County National Bank. Almost six thousand people strolled through the museum campus enjoying great art, live music, delicious food, and of course the best that Michigan breweries and wineries have to offer. Kyle Liechty, festival director, noted that the turnout has quadrupled...

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