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11 Spots In Michigan That Will Give Your Imagination A Workout

Looking for inspiration for your next masterpiece? Michigan is the place to wake up your imagination.

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1. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Matt Gubancsik / Courtesy of UICA

Where: Grand Rapids

What: A cultural hub devoted to the visual arts, film, music, and dance that will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year.

Check them out here.

2. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

William J Hebert / Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Peter McDaniel / Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Where: Grand Rapids

What: A 158-acre botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park perfect for snapping pictures.

Check them out here.

3. Culture Lab Detroit

John Froelich

Where: Detroit

What: This cultural lab houses free programs open to the public with guest artists, designers, and architects.

Check them out here.

4. Museum of Contemporary Art

Installation view of Five Rings: Dana Hoey with the Detroit Police Athletic League, Detroit Jiu Jitsu, Anthony Geathers, and Michelle Keim, 2017 / Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Where: Detroit

What: This art museum is home to a collection which features installations that stress the importance of contemporary culture.

Check them out here.

5. Lansing Symphony Orchestra

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Where: Lansing

What: This cultural gem produces beautiful sounds from Michigan’s most talented musicians.

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6. Detroit Institute Of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts

Where: Detroit

What: The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest art collections in the United States.

Check them out here.

7. Murals in the Market

Cey Adams

Where: Detroit

What: For this festival, artists from Detroit and around the world come together yearly and showcase bright, eye-popping murals.

Check them out here.

8. National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen

Courtesy of the National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen

Where: Detroit

What: This quaint museum tells the important story of the first black American airmen who fought in World War II.

Check them out here.

9. Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Where: Grand Rapids

What: With a mission to connect people through art, creativity, and design, this art museum offers a large range of collections that span from Renaissance to modern art.

Check it out here.

10. Broad Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Paul Warchol, Photo courtesy of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU

Where: Lansing

What: Opened in 2012, the Broad Art Museum features art dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture.

Check it out here.

11. Downtown Lansing Sculpture Walk

Courtesy of Lansing Community College

Where: Lansing

What: This sculpture walk located on the Lansing Community College campus offers a guided walk that enriches lives "through experiences that connect art, nature, and Michigan's history."

Check it out here.

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