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Grand Hotel Arts Weekend

Arrive: Friday, June 29, 2018
Depart: Sunday, July 1, 2018

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,095 per couple, $995 single
$1,545 per couple, $1,445 single

Join faculty, alumni and students from the Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters, the celebrated home of art, theatre, language, literature, innovation and creativity at the University, as they convene for the 24th annual weekend celebrating the arts while enjoying the splendor of Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island. Join in pre-dinner cocktail receptions, fine dining, and performances showcasing theatre and music.

Friday evening will start with a cocktail reception and dinner in the Main Dining Room, followed by musical theatre with a performance by MSU Department of Theatre students.

Saturday activities will include a guided tour of the Manoogian Art Collection led by Tatum Walker, ’13 MSU Art History alumna and visual culture and museum studies specialist; presentation and workshop titled “Dance Engine: Audience Engagement in Theatre Through Technology” and focused on the intersection of computer programming and performing arts, by Alison Dobbins, Associate Professor of Integrated Media Design and Dr. Charles Owen, Associate Professor of Computer Science. The evening will conclude with delightful A capella music by the award-winning student group, The MSU Accafellas.

This is the perfect weekend to bring out your passion for the arts!

NEWS! Read about Associate Professor of Integrated Media Design, Alison Dobbins, who is at forefront of a new frontier in theatre – one that integrates digital media, lighting, and theatrical production to provide magical effects for the stage. Alison will present on Saturday afternoon.  At the Forefront of a New Age in Theatre >>

Christopher Long, Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters Dean Introduced 2016 Arts Weekend in this video:

Stay additional nights Thursday, June 28 and/or Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2 for $239 per room, per night. (additional fees apply)

Make your reservation online or call reservations at 1-800-33GRAND for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday evening reception
  • All theater, art, music performances, and seminars
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel Endowed Scholarship for Arts & Letters, created by the Musser Family, supports students wishing to pursue creative endeavors both inside and outside of the classroom. A portion of your reservation fee will help support this important scholarship.

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Regular additional adult and children’s rates apply.