Take an art stroll in Munising

Detroit Institute of Art works on display

Works from the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out program are currently on display in downtown Munising. Above, and below are the works and where they are located. The works will be on display through October. Click on the PDF link for more information. (Graphics courtesy of Alger County Chamber of Commerce)

MUNISING — Several works of art are on display throughout downtown Munising as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out program.

The program brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum’s collection to outdoor venues, to Michigan’s culturally underserved areas, according to a DIA news released earlier this year.

This statewide initiative grew out of a pilot program that the DIA launched in 2015.

Munising was selected earlier this year, and earlier this spring, the installation was completed.

Selected communities were required to be in one of the 43 counties identified as underserved by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The $105,200 award supports the installation of 15 reproductions and related programming in two communities annually over the next three years.

Munising (Alger County) and Sturgis (St. Joseph County) are the first to take part.

“The IMLS Museums for America grant enables the DIA to transform from a community resource to a community catalyst,” said DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons in the news release. “Through Inside|Out, we will increase local civic engagement, elevate residents’ pride in their communities and establish a framework to sustain arts and cultural activities in underserved counties.”

Maps of the location of the art pieces will be printed soon. Anyone interested in more information, can stop by the Alger County Chamber of Commerce, 129 E. Munising Ave.

Facebook users can follow Inside|Out updates and share their Inside|Out experiences on the Inside|Out Facebook page. People can also follow updates on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@DIADetroit) using the hashtags #DIAInsideOut and #InsideOutUSA.

Art Stroll Information:

Munising Art Stroll Map