Alcona GospelFest

April 30, 2016

Over 200 people came to sing or listen at the 2015 inaugural Alcona Gospelfest at Harrisville United Methodist Church. We’re planning even more fun for 2016 at St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Click here to register for the 2016 GospelfestClick here for photos of the 2015 Gospelfest

Classic Movie Night

Third Friday of each month, 2016

Come once a month to see a great movie on the big screen. Free movie, free popcorn, free soda, and a chance to suggest a film to be shown later.
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School Programs


Inspiration Alcona, along with cosponsors, brings educational shows to Alcona Community Schools each year.
Click here to see photos from "Palabras Luminosas"Click here to read about upcoming programs

Legends of the Great Lakes

March 24, 2016

Singer-songwriter Carl (Bearfoot) Behrend of Munising appears at Alcona County Library to talk and sing of the lakes that make Michigan unique.
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Michigan Songwriters Concert

April 2, 2016

Kitty Donohoe of Ann Arbor, John D. Lamb of Royal Oak, Jim Bizer of Detroit and Laura Frawley of Hubbard Lake perform acoustic sets in an intimate venue.
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Live Art at the Harbor

July 14, 2016

Bring a kid for a day of exciting two-hour art lessons, or just bring yourself for short, fun sessions with experienced local artists. Click below to see what went on at the 2015 event.
Learn more, and see photos from 2015

Alcona Arts Retreat

Sept. 8 – 11, 2016

Art camp for adults features 3-day workshops in one of a variety of arts from drawing to jewelry-making. Details coming April 1.
See photos from past years

Alcona Writers Retreat

October 6-9, 2016

In 2015, two prominent Michigan writers of fiction and memoirs led students to discover their own stories and how to tell them. In 2016, we'll have more teachers. Details coming April 1.
Click here to see photos of the 2015 writers retreat

Lake Huron Discovery Tour

Oct. 7 – 10, 2016

All along the shore from Standish to Mackinaw City, special events will be celebrating the Columbus Day holiday.

Inspiration Alcona will offer programs during the tour, including the writers retreat and other, shorter events. Details available June 1.

About us

We’re a 501c3 arts organization dedicated to the idea that our friendly rural beauty can be the basis of a new economic base for Alcona County. We encourage art and cultural activity for visitors and for ourselves.
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Inspiration Alcona 
PO Box 506
Lincoln, MI 48742

or call 989-736-3000

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Inspiration Alcona

We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing art and cultural activities to Alcona County, both to help artists discover the natural beauty of the area and to enhance economic vitality of the community. We’re making our county a better place to live. We thank our major partners and granting agencies shown below for their support.