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Cheboygan Area Arts Council Announces
Arts Scholarships for Area Students


In keeping with our goal to promote the Arts in Northern Michigan,
the Cheboygan Area Arts Council will award a $500.00 Wendy
Caulkins Fine Arts Scholarship to graduating High School Seniors
pursuing higher education in the arts at an accredited college.
Students must be entering a field of either Visual, Performing or the
Applied Arts.

The Robert Moloney Scholarship for Summer Camps is also
available. Students entering the grades 7 through 11 in the fall of
2017 will be eligible. Partial scholarships will be given to students
who wish to pursue programs in the area of dance, music, drama,
voice and visual arts.All applicants must be students from Cheboygan High School,
Wolverine, Indian River, Mackinaw City, Onaway, Northern
Michigan Christian Academy, Cheboygan Area Arts Council Dance
students, or Home Schooled students residing in Cheboygan
County.Application packets are available online (below), through your school teachers or at the office of the Cheboygan Area Arts Council at the Opera House at 403 North Huron, Cheboygan, Michigan. Deadline
for completed office to be turned into the Arts Council office is
March 6, 2018. For more information call CAAC at 231-627-5432 or
visit our web site at


Robert Maloney Camp Scholarship
Wendy Caulkins Fine Arts Scholarship 


History of the Opera House

The Opera House, originally constructed in 1877, played an important role in the history of the colorful lumbering era in Northern Michigan. Twice ravaged by fires and rebuilt in 1888 and 1903, the facility now harmoniously houses its original combination of City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department and the 582 seat Opera House. In 1984, after having been closed for some twenty years, the elegantly restored Opera House re-opened its doors to the public once more. Managed by the Cheboygan Area Arts Council, with the support of The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, this acoustically superb, Victorian theatre has become the focal point for entertainment and the performing arts in the Straits of Mackinaw area and beyond.


Cheboygan Area Arts Council Mission Statement

The Mission of the Cheboygan Area Arts Council is to promote and encourage cultural and educational activities within the Straits Area of Northern Michigan, and to provide services that stimulate and encourage participation and appreciation of the arts within all segments of the community.