Arts Weekend 2018

June 29 - July 1

Join us on Mackinac Island for a special weekend at one of the world’s finest hotels where you will enjoy private porch receptions, unique programming, fine gourmet dinners, and good company!

Activities Include

  • Private porch receptions and gourmet dinners
  • An enjoyable evening of musical theatre with a performance by MSU Department of Theatre students
  • Guided tour of the Manoogian Art Collection led by Tatum Walker, ’13 MSU Art History alumna and visual culture and museum studies specialist
  • Presentation and workshop, titled "Dance Engine: Audience Engagement In Theatre Through Technology" and focused on the intersection of computer programing and performing arts, by Alison Dobbins, Associate Professor of Theatre, and Charles Owen, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Evening performance of delightful A cappella music by the award-winning student performance group, The MSU Accafellas

This is the perfect weekend to bring out your passion for the arts!

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Arts Weekend attendees posing with Spartan flag


Event Details

Arrive:   Friday, June 29, 2018
Depart:  Sunday, July 1, 2018

Package Price:

  • Standard Room: $1,095 per couple, $995 single
  • Lakeview: $1,545 per couple, $1,445 single
  • Stay additional nights Thursday, June 28, and/or Sunday, July 1, and Monday, July 2, for $239 per room, per night. (Additional fees apply)

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday evening welcome reception
  • Saturday evening reception
  • All theater, art, music performances, and seminars
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

A portion of your reservation fee will help support the Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters, assisting students interested in exploring creativity inside and outside the classroom.

Alumna Tatum Walker talks about art


Children's Activities

Grand Hotel is an exceptional summer vacation spot for families, many of which visit the hotel year after year. Thanks to the many activities available at the hotel and throughout Mackinac Island — including Grand Hotel’s children’s programs — Travel+Leisure Family magazine has named Grand Hotel one of the 50 best family friendly resorts in North America. From the 220-foot swimming pool to biking to horseback riding, Grand Hotel offers fun things to do for kids of all ages. Learn more by visiting Grand Hotel website.  

Musical performance at the 2017 Arts Weekend

To make your reservation, call 1-800-33GRAND and mention Arts Weekend.


The Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters, created by the Musser Family, supports students wishing to pursue creative endeavors both inside and outside of the classroom. A portion of your reservation fee will help support this important scholarship. To give directly to the Grand Hotel Scholarship visit Giving To MSU