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ArtPod heads up north

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There’s nothing ArtPod hates more than humidity. Don’t even mention the word “frizz” right now.

And since so much of southern Michigan swings between flash flooding to feeling like a sauna, ArtPod is doing what all true Michiganders do: heading up north.

Specifically, Petoskey. And not just for the pretty bay views or the $5 kiddie-size gelato.  

Petoskey has a humming arts community in its own right, one that draws artists and art buyers from across Michigan, even out of state.

And when your town’s economy runs on all things summer, this is the time of year that Petoskey’s art scene really revs up.

To understand how art works as a mini-economic stimulus up north, we’ll take you inside a one-day “paint out” event.

Then, we’ve got a best-summer-reads list and reviews from University of Michigan poet and author Keith Taylor.

Kate Wells is a Peabody Award-winning journalist currently covering public health and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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