AIS Artist Retreat on Mackinac Island

  • 08/30/2020
  • 09/01/2020
  • Mackinac Island, Michigan
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AIS Regional Retreat  2020 on Mackinac Island, Michigan


Event Dates: Sunday, August 30, Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1

AIS members are invited to join together on picturesque Mackinac Island for our inaugural retreat.  A gathering designed to provide a creative, comfortable, and visually stimulating environment for artists to get inspired and energized.   In a recent survey, many artists requested regional events to meet other AIS members in a relaxed atmosphere to share ideas, paint together and perhaps learn from an artist mentor.

Registration limited -- maximum of 40 AIS member participants.   

AIS Members may bring a GUEST for $50.  Learn more and register

Elizabeth Pollie has agreed to serve as our “AIS Signature Member Mentor” for the weekend. 

Mission Point Resort will be our location property for the events.  Click here for AIS Members special lodging rates at Mission Point. 

AIS is partnered with Mackinac Arts Council for the event.

AIS Retreat Pass:   $100 includes 

  • Ferry ticket 

  • Two receptions 

  • Coffee/refreshments at AIS educational sessions

  • Drays to remote painting locations on island

  • Demo by Elizabeth Pollie

  • Critique Sessions

  • Paint Out registration

  • Wet Paint Exhibit and sale (Artists will receive 80% of sale with AIS and MAC receiving 10% each)

  • Goodie bag with island discounts, sponsor product, swag


Saturday, August 29: 

Optional Social Hour   On island, location TBA. Cash Bar.

Sunday, August 30:  

Artist check in and stamping for Paint Out.    Painting on location all day and evening. 

Elizabeth Pollie available for “Tips while you Paint” 

Welcome Party at Mission Point  Light appetizers.  One drink included with AIS Retreat Pass. Cash bar.    5:30pm-7:00 pm.    

Monday, August 31:  

Drays to take artists to three special locations.   Departing from Mission Point beginning at 8 am. 

All day painting--with artists deliver paintings between 4 pm and 5 pm.

Exhibit and sale at Mission Point opens at 5 pm.   AIS Retreat Pass for one drink .  

Light appetizers/cash bar from 5pm -6:30pm  

Critique Sessions from 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Tuesday, September 1   

Morning educational painting demonstration by Elizabeth Pollie.  9:30 am-11:30am  BREAK  12:30 pm-2:30pm  

END of Retreat at 3 pm.   

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