• Arts Festival
    Arts Festival

    Formerly known as ‘Art In the Park,’ this event is usually the second Saturday in July on the grounds of the CRAF center in Roscommon. This daylong art show includes a juried art show that has both local artists, as well as artists from all over the state. The art that is shown and sold at this event covers a variety of styles, such as: natural art and photography, oil paintings, water colors, pen and ink drawings, chalk work and so much more. Visitors may browse among booths offering such items as baskets, jewelry, wood projects and hand-sewn goods. Contact the Higgins Lake / Roscommon Chamber of Commerce for more information (989) 275-8760.

  • Arts and Craft shows
    Arts & Craft Shows
    • Memorial Day Arts & Craft Show

      Held on the Houghton Lake High School grounds and in the Houghton Lake Middle School Gym. This show is held the fourth Saturday of May. This show is organized by the North Central Arts Council (989) 389-4500 and the Houghton Lake Arts & Craft Assoc. (989) 366-8511. Included is live musical entertainment, face painting, unique and interesting arts/crafts. Admission is free.

    • July Fourth Weekend

      Held at the Houghton Lake Middle School. This show is held on the first weekend of July. This show is organized by the Houghton Lake Arts & Craft Assoc. (989) 366-8511.

    • Labor Day Weekend

      Held on the Houghton Lake High School grounds and in the Houghton Lake Middle School Gym. This show is held on the first weekend in September. This show is organized by the North Central Arts Council (989) 389-4500 and the Houghton Lake Arts & Craft Assoc. (989) 366-8511. Admission is free.

    • Christmas Show

      Held in the Houghton Lake Middle School Gym. This show is held on the second Saturday of November from 9 am to 4 pm. Put on by the Houghton Lake Arts & Crafts Association, refreshments are available. Like the name suggests, the entire show is around the Christmas theme. For more information call (989) 366-8511.

    • Thanksgiving Weekend

      Held in the Houghton Lake Middle School Gym. This show is held on the last weekend of November. This event is sponsored by the North Central Arts Council (989) 389-4500.

    • Christmas in the Village Craft Show

      Held the first Saturday of December at the CRAF Center, 606 Lake Street, Roscommon. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For further information, please contact Lori Mattingly at 989-275-4947 (If no answer, please leave a message) or email. Or visit www.roscommonchristmasinthevillage.com

  • Quilt Trail
    Roscommon County Quilt Block Trail

    Cherished Family quilts are made with love and handed down through generations. Established in October 2014, there are many brightly colored quilt blocks scattered throughout Roscommon County. Visit our beautiful county on a self-guided tour to find and see our colorful quilt blocks. Many of the quilt patterns tell stories about family, history and culture.


    Download Roscommon County Quilt Trail Guide pdf 744 kb

  • Arts & Culture
    Guilds
    • Pen and Pallet Artist Guild

      Amateur Artists from all over the area meet on Thursday morning from 10am-2pm at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on County Road 104, for a work and support session, visitors are welcome. The work of this group is sold periodically at the library, Art Festivals and Arts and Crafts show.