Does the winter season have you feeling the full effects of cabin fever? Do you want to get out of the house but not into the cold? No need to brave the elements, get into your element by painting, sculpting, crafting, and meditating your way into spring! We have the cure for your cabin fever blues with this guide to getting crafty, Alpena style…

Cobbygoose, the place to paint and more is the perfect spot for art for all ages!

Brush Up Pottery & Art Studio – Known as “the place to paint and more”, walk-in to Brush Up Pottery & Art Studio anytime to paint creations on ceramics, wood, and canvas. Want to make this a party? Reserve your painting party here and invite your favorite friends and family members, bring snacks and drinks, and have a fun-filled painting session with an experienced staff member to guide you on technique, colors, and styles. Cobbygoose also has open canvas workshops available to anyone who reserves their spot. Call quick, as spots go fast for these workshops that explore your imagination and bring to life artistic talents that you were unaware you had! Located inside the Alpena Mall 2335 US-23 S. (989) 354-4222.

My Glass Wings – Creating stained glass masterpieces is only 1-4 or more classes away at My Glass Wings Studio & Gifts in downtown Alpena. This stained glass shop not only offers beautifully hand-crafted masterpieces to purchase but also allows you to create your own designs suited to your home and your personal design tastes. Create unique mosaics, classic designs, or your family name to hang in the windows of your home. Design big or small, this shop will accommodate! Located at 106 N. Second Ave. (989) 358-WING (9464)

Art in the Loft – Crafts range all over the spectrum at Art in the Loft. Check out their winter workshops on their website; they have everything ranging from pillow making, yoga, and smartphone photography. Corkscrews and Canvas is a huge hit amongst locals, paint masterpieces while sipping on the freshest rosé. Culinary workshops are also available year-round and this winter that includes Foodie Fridays with Chef Reid. Be sure to check out Art in the Loft on Facebook and on their website for complete event information. Located at 109 N. Second Ave. Suite 300 (989) 356-4877

Studio Rubedo

Studio Rubedo – Studio Rubedo is a contemporary art gallery and artist workshop featuring the ongoing art of Brian Schorn. The gallery also exhibits other emerging and established artists of all disciplines through invitation and juried competitions. Additionally, Studio Rubedo offers open studio hours and educational workshops, while serving as a general gathering space for anyone interested in the arts. Studio Rubedo’s mission is to transmute matter and mind for the benefit of all. It is open Fridays and Saturdays from 12 pm–6 pm, and by appointment. See for more details. Located at 213 W. Chisholm St. in Alpena.

Thunder Bay Arts & Gallery – Located in the heart of Downtown Alpena, the Thunder Bay Arts Gallery is a collective of artists’ work on view and for sale. The gallery exhibits a number of works from our local community, alongside other initiatives such as YouthCore and a Featured Artist rotating exhibit and open house. The gallery and council also put on Art on the Bay every year during the first weekend of the Brown Trout Festival (this year it will be July 18th and 19th, 2020) as well as Alpena’s Summer Movies by the Bay at the Bandshell and Sunrise 45 Film Fest. Gallery is located at 127 W. Chisholm St. in Alpena.

Stay tuned to Alpena’s Calendar of Events for more updates on arts and crafts in Alpena!

Want your arts/crafts business on the list? Contact Nicole at ni****@vi*********.com