The Fall In...Art & Sol is an initiative of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance to bolster the region’s many arts, humanities and entertainment amenities while also exploring artwork that uses technologies for energy self-sufficient systems. The Festival will run throughout October 2013, the 20th anniversary of National Arts and Humanities Month, an annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation as well as a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America.
The Festival will feature a comprehensive program of events and activities throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region produced by local museums, galleries, symphony orchestras, dance and art studios, libraries, regional theater companies, performing arts centers, gardens and zoo, historical societies, nature centers, universities and colleges, etc. The program will include exhibits, performances, workshops, showcases, symposia, classes, tours and more, all produced by many of the region’s finest organizations including:
Alden B. Dow Home and Studio, Midland · Alden B. Dow Museum of Art & Science (Part of Midland Center for the Arts) · Andersen Enrichment Center, Saginaw · Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Mt. Pleasant · Bay Arts Council · Bay City Center Avenue Historic District · Bay City Players · Bay Concert Band · Bay County Historical Society · Bay County Library System · Castle Museum of Saginaw County History · Center Stage Choirs (Part of Midland Center for the Arts) · Center Stage Theatre (Part of Midland Center for the Arts) · Children's Zoo, Saginaw · Chippewa Nature Center, Midland · Creative 360, Midland · Dahlia Hill Society, Midland · Delta College · Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center, Bay City · Dow Diamond/Loons Stadium, Midland · Downtown Bay City Historic District · Fusion 1 Café, Bay City · Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival, Bay City · Japanese Cultural Center and Tea House, Saginaw · Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw · MATRIX: MIDLAND (Part of Midland Center for the Arts) · Michigan Jazz Trail · Midland Center for the Arts · Midland County Historical Society (Part of Midland Center for the Arts) · Midland Symphony Orchestra (Part of Midland Center for the Arts) · Mid-Michigan Children's Museum, Saginaw · Northwood Gallery, Midland · Northwood University · Pit & Balcony Community Theatre, Saginaw · Riverside Saginaw Film Festival · Roethke Park, Saginaw · Saginaw Art Museum · Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission · Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra · Saginaw Choral Society · Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce · Saginaw Valley Concert Association · Saginaw Valley State University · Space Studios, Midland · State Theatre of Bay City · Studio 23/The Art Center, Bay City · Temple Theatre, Saginaw · The Dow Event Center, Saginaw · The Dow Gardens, Midland · Theodore Roethke House, Saginaw
The Fall In...Art & Sol will provide the impetus for participation from various partners to bring attention and focus to regional arts, humanities and entertainment amenities and a variety of design possibilities for reducing the use of fossil fuels. The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance is reaching out to local businesses, civic associations, hotels and restaurants, airports, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and others to encourage participation. The Alliance’s mantra is “Everybody in, nobody out!”