The Jordan Valley and Breezeway feature some of the finest artists and craftsmen in the country.The Jordan River Arts Council is a non-profit organization, offers re-known exhibits, workshops, classes and special events that highlight the region’s plethora of artistic offerings in various mediums. Be sure to check out their galleries and retail shops in the area. Visit their website at Jordan River Arts Council
Classical Portraits for
Northern Michigan’s premiere portrait studio, home of
professional portrait artist, Karen Walker
With the distinction of being an International award winning artist and the
area’s only Certified Master Photographer and Master Artist, Karen Walker Studio
has been serving Northern Michigan and beyond since 1992.
Call 231-536-3663 today for your personal appointment.
Pride and Joy….
What makes you proud? Your family? Your achievements? The milestones you’ve
What brings you joy? Your children? The precious moments in your life?
Honor those moments with a beautiful commissioned portrait.
Two Distinct Styles From one of the most award winning
studios in Michigan.
Your family deserves a professional portrait artist with
the knowledge and experience to create a top quality portrait that you will
enjoy for years to come. With twenty years in the photography business, Karen
knows how to create that special keepsake that will be treasured today and for
future generations. Karen offers two styles of portraits; classical photography
and portraits that are digitally enhanced and hand painted.
Located in the Walker Building at 507 Water Street (M-66),
just east of the traffic light at the intersection of M-66 and M-32. Hours are
by appointment. Please call 231-536-3663.
Jordan River Arts Council
As a leader of the Jordan River area’s cultural community, the Jordan River Arts Council promotes, encourages, and nurtures the artistic endeavors of local residents and provides an organized framework through which quality workshops, classes, exhibits, programs and performances can be presented.
Recognizing its responsibility to nurture art in daily living and to provide participation opportunities in all areas of the arts, JRAC serves a diverse and growing community. To accomplish this mission, the Arts Council relies upon a volunteer Board of Directors and the cooperation and support of area communities.
Otis Pottery 01691 M-66 N East Jordan, MI 49727 HOURS Sunday noon-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Winter hours vary. Please call (231) 536-7856 before your visit to make sure we will be open.)
A working studio & warehouse for turning good junk into great decor. Discover everything from salvage finds to finished, repurposed, one-of-a-kind items to inspire your cottage, vintage or industrial style. Custom design, build and finishing services available. DIY workshops offered for individuals or small groups.
Open all year.
World Class Music – Right Here At Home!
The Vision of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is that we will be
“the Resident Chamber Orchestra of Northern Michigan that produces a sustainable,
high-quality product that delights the community.”
Straddle Books produces childrens’ books featuring true animal stories with happy endings. Books are available at Jordan River Arts Council and Stonehedge Gardens between East Jordan and Ironton.
Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center. It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. The Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Can’t make it during regular hours? Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience. For more information, phone 231-536-3369 or toll free 877-833-4254 or email email@example.com. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
This outstanding arts fair is held the first full weekend of August at East Jordan’s beautiful Elm Pointe on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Artists come from all over to display and sell their beautiful creations. Music, Food, Kids Craft Table, East Jordan’s Historical Society Museum. Saturday – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rain or Shine
Save the Dates!!
October is fast approaching and we have a full schedule of events and activities on the calendar. Please “Save These Dates!”
October 6 – 10th Annual Breezeway Fall Color Cruises
October 10 – Green Light East Jordan – Castle Farms, Register to attend: greenlightej.eventbrite.com
October 10 – Green Light East Jordan Crowdfund Campaign Ends – Support Green Light East Jordan today: patronicity.com/greenlight
October 13 – 10th Annual Breezeway Fall Color Cruises
October 17 – Pumpkin Festival – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Downtown East Jordan
October 23 – State of the Community – Harvest Barn Church, Doors Open: 11:30 AM, Lunch 11:45 AM, Presentations Noon – 1:15 PM
October 25 – Fall Business After Hours – The Landing, Sponsored by 4Front Credit Union, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
October 31 – Hallelujah Night at Harvest Barn Church
A very busy month ahead in October! Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the fall colors!
Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
GreenLight East Jordan Business Model Competition – Castle Farms- October 10, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 PM, Event begins 5:30 PM
Breezeway Fall Cruises – September 29, October 6 & 13, Pick up “goodie bags” at Royal Farms, Atwood – 10 AM – Noon Jordan Valley Fall Color Tour Map
State of the Community – Harvest Barn Church, October 23, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
October 25, 2018 – Fall Business After Hours @ The Landing, sponsored by 4Front Credit Union, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2018
Fall Pumpkin Festival – October 17, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – PIE BAKE CONTEST
Holiday Community Night – December 6, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival – December 12, Banks Township Hall (Ellsworth)
Sno-Blast Winter Festival – February 22 – 24, 2019