Each spring, the Northern Michigan Art Museum, on the campus of Northern Michigan University, hosts the LSAA ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW. This exhibition offers members an opportunity to participate in a juried show, complete with public reception and a number of cash awards. The show typically embraces a variety of outstanding works in a wide range of media.
Summer brings the annual outdoor art fair, Art on the Rocks, a Marquette tradition since 1958. Held at the last FULL week-end of July, an estimated 10-15,000 visitors attend this two day event where 175 artists from around the country present high quality fine arts and crafts. This show which has twice been named in Sunshine Artists Magazine as one of the top 200 shows in the U.S.A., is held at Mattson Park overlooking the shores of Lake Superior.
PEBBLE CORNER is held in conjunction with Art on the Rocks. Pebble Corner began in 1987 as an opportunity for children to create their own artwork after seeing the adult exhibits. A variety of projects over the years have exposed children to mosaic, paper cutting, quilting, wearable art and other media.