January, 2018. This view from New Year’s Day of downtown Albion features the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel that will be opening soon. This design, by Maggie LaNoue, was created in commemoration of the 40 year anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978. An iconic photograph of that blizzard, that was in the Albion Recorder that year, was the inspiration for a Christmas card design that was offered at the Storyteller Bookstore.
Forty years later, the same basic view in 2018 includes the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, a renovated Bohm Theatre, and Kids ‘N’ Stuff, a Childrens’ Museum.
You are invited to a fun holiday shopping event at Schuler Arts in Albion Michigan. There will be about 20 artists with their work, and an opportunity to meet your friends and say hello. Schuler Arts is located at 1201 Maple St., Albion, Michigan, not far from Albion Family Fare.
See the map at the bottom of this page and links to the official website and facebook event page.
Come & take part in the 14th Annual Cozy Up With Art . Visit with artists and craft vendors who will display and sell a variety of creative wares. Enjoy some tasty treats and be inspired by joyful seasonal music. You may also join an art class and create your own holiday art gift. We hope to see you at this special event celebrating Art, Creativity and the Joy of the Christmas Season. 10:00-2:00–Displays & Festivities in the Gallery & Studios 3:00-4:30–Holiday Art Classes–$35.00 fee for Glass fusing or Clay Activities. Please call ahead to register. (517) 629-8293
Amanda Cheladyn & Kids– Waldorf Dolls & Soaps
Debbie Erlandson–Jewlery, Painting & Music CD’s
Nicole Goetz–Knitted Accessories & Other Textiles
Mary Habicht–Watercolor Painting
Maggie LaNoue–Prints & Cards
Joan Larsen–Monotype Designs
Pat Messer–Photography & Printed Cards
Sue Ott–Holiday Plants & Floral Gifts
Bobbie Van Eck–Fused Glass Designs
Nobel & Pam Schuler–Clay, Fused Glass & Drawing
6 Sisters–Fudge, Candles & Other Wonderful Stuff
Teiko & Robert Wall–Photography
Melanie Westheider– Pottery
Laura Wylie–All-Natural Soaps
* Special Music by Dan Steeves
**Additional Albion Artists Displays
*** Cozy Up with Art is Co-hosted by Schuler Arts Creativity Retreat Center & Albion Heritage Bed & Breakfast
Things are happening in Albion and sometimes it is good for neighbors to talk with each other. There are discussions on the app Nextdoor about Albion’s city government, services, special events and more.
Anyone can join NextDoor.com, but only people from Albion can see the discussions about Albion. It’s free. This app also helps during times when it is helpful to know who is raking leaves, shoveling snow, who lost their dog, who has lost their power and other neighborhood issues.
Albion’s French Market is a relatively new event. The 6th annual Albion French Market took place on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Stoffer Plaza. Dozens of vendors were there, as well as many of the usual Farmer’s Market Vendors. In recent years the French Market has become a place for musicians, artists, and chefs to share their arts.
Albion’s musical entertainment is bringing in visitors from near and far. The mainstay of Albion’s live music has been Albion College, with the free concerts, especially in the Spring. Most of these concerts take place at Goodrich Chapel. We will be getting them all listed on our calendar, with links to the original source of information. A new music event at the fabulous Bohm Theatre is the monthly Blues at the Bohm. Stop by Cascarelli’s before you get there, for a bit of refreshment and pizza.
Another old source of music in Albion is Dickerson Music Company. Now with new owner Kelly Kidder, there are new fun events at the old music store. One such event is a gathering of Ukulele players in March of 2017. Check out the video below even if you can’t be there for the jam. Scroll down for more upcoming music events in Albion.
Open Mic night is now happening at the Bohm. This event happens the Monday following Blues at the Bohm. We’ll be posting more information soon.
This summer be sure to come and enjoy Swingin’ at the Shell at the one of a kind Victory Park Bandshell on Sunday evenings. See some of the events from 2016 here:
The Franke Center in Marshall Michigan was recently awarded a major prize by State Farm Insurance to develop a youth theatre education program. This program will allow students from Marshall and from Albion to learn more about theatre performance and to make provisions for transportation and food after school so students can be at their best.
The details of the program will be announced soon on the Franke Center for the Performing Arts website at this location: