The Arts

Art lovers will never be bored with the array of museums, theaters, and other places of creative expression found here.

Midland Center for the Arts

Each year, more than 50,000 people visit the Center’s Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art. The Center offers classes, traveling exhibitions, and live performances. website

Saginaw Art Museum

With a permanent collection in excess of 2,000 items and a dynamic exhibition program, the Saginaw Art Museum is a treat for art connoisseurs. website

Castle Museum

Exhibits about Saginaw’s history are housed in the iconic Castle Museum. The building, which was originally a United States Post Office, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. website

Japanese Cultural Center

Stroll through the garden and enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at this quiet oasis in the heart of Saginaw. website

Alden B. Dow Home

The son of Herbert H. Dow blazed his own path as a renowned architect and designer. His personal home and studio is a popular destination in Midland. website

Northwood Gallery

Located in Downtown Midland, the art gallery is associated with nearby Northwood University.

Ziibiwing Center

Mt. Pleasant’s Ziibiwing Center celebrates the culture, diversity, and spirit of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and other Great Lakes Anishenabek. website

Bay City Players

This community of performers presents comedies, musicals, and dramas at their theater in Bay City. website

Pit & Balcony

Saginaw’s community theatre puts on performances and fosters enthusiasm for the art of live theatre. website


The Midland Symphony Orchestra and Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra perform regularly throughout the Region.

Art Reach of Mid Michigan

Art Reach is a long-standing organization that offers arts and cultural programs from its historic downtown Mt. Pleasant location. website

Studio 23

Art exhibits and classes are offered in Downtown Bay City from Studio 23’s gallery. website