Tuesday, May 8, 2018

And the word is.....


It was a beautiful day outside of the People's Store for the word reveal today.  Many members of the community joined us to find out the chosen word for the 2018 Manistique Power of Words Mural.  Special Thanks go out to Casey Hinkson's High School Art Students for the letter they created to reveal the word.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Power of Words "Word Reveal" will be May 8 at 11 am

The "Word Reveal" for the Power of Words Project - Manistique will take place Tuesday May 8, 2018 at the People's Store located in Downtown Manistique.  The letters above, created by Manistique High School Art Students, will reveal the word.  We hope to see you there! #Powerofwordsprojectmanistique

More information can be found in the following press release by Lake Effect Community Arts.

Lake Effect Community Arts is pleased to pass along the following press release for the Power of Words Project in Manistique. 
The public is invited to attend the Word Reveal for the Power of Words Project, which is a mural project, to be painted on the People’s Store this July.

After the community nominated 20 unique words, voting commenced through on-line and paper ballots, for a total of nearly 1,500 ballots being cast.

Students from Casey Hinkson’s art class at Manistique Area Schools will be on hand with their own unique creations to take part in the reveal.

Jeff Gurnichoff, Iron Mountain artist and Project Coordinator will also take part in the ceremony on behalf of Mia Tavanotti, artist and founder of the Svelata Foundation.

Locally, the project is being spearheaded in collaboration between Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce and Lake Effect Community Arts. Members of both organizations are being encouraged to participate, as well as local area dignitaries.

Funding is being provided in part through funds from CUPPAD’s ArtPlace grant, and in-kind and monetary contributions from businesses, organizations and individuals.

The word reveal ceremony will be recorded and the video will be shared with the business community in attendance at STC’s First Annual Believers and Achievers Celebration that evening. (It will also be available on both LECA’s and STC’s Facebook page the next day.)

When:  Tuesday May 8, 2018
Time:   11:00 a.m.
Where: People’s Store, Manistique (may be outdoors if weather permits)

About the Power of Words:
The Power of Words Project is a humanitarian mural campaign designed to engage and inspire community members to participate in the creative process by coming together to select words that define the vision they hold for the future of their community. These words become the themes for monumental works of art designed by Mia Tavonatti, an internationally award-winning artist and native of Iron Mountain, and created by her and her team of professional muralists, local artists and student scholarship recipients, in prominent locations within the community.
Online link for more information: 


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Paper Ballot Voting Continues at Limestone Credit Union

Keep voting.  Paper ballots are located and several local businesses around town.  Limestone Credit Union is one of the voting locations.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Manistique Power of Words Mural - Wall Prep. #powerofwordsprojectmanistique

Power Washing the wall to get ready for the priming paint. Priming Paint being applied.  This is really getting exciting!  The mura...