Are you an artist or know one? You'll want to hear this. Mackinac Island is once again offering the experience of a lifetime this summer that's all about embracing the arts.

The Mackinac State Historic Parks Artist-In-Residence Program is being offered for a fifth year this summer giving artists the amazing opportunity to live on the island rent-free. The specialty program will allow 8 selected artists the chance to spend two weeks living on the island and drawing inspiration from all the beauty it has to offer.

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The program is looking for all types of artists of different styles such as writers, composers, sculptures, and those visual artists such as photographers. Each will work on their own individual projects as well as hold a special showcase workshop for the public to attend.

Those chosen for the program will enjoy free housing at the Mackinac Island Visitor’s Center, formerly the 1915 Mackinac Island Coast Guard Station. The quaint studio apartment overlooks the Straits of Mackinac.

The first of the two-week sessions is set to start on June 6th, and applications are currently being accepted. If you are looking to apply for a truly once-in-a-lifetime artistic experience you need to act fast. All artists must submit applications and samples as part of their applications by Friday, January 13th.  Those selected for the program will be notified by February 10th

If you would like more information or wish to apply, click here. 

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Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

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Inside the $5.9M Cedar-Clad 'Boardwalk Cottage' For Sale on Mackinac Island

This is everything you thought and more. If you have strolled the whimsical streets of Mackinac Island not far from downtown you have surely seen the "Boardwalk Cottage". The unique cedar-clad home is a standout for its design and beauty, and it's no wonder considering who owns the home. The home was built in the 1980s by the McIntire family, the previous owners of The Hotel Iroquois on the island for over 65 years. Much like the hotel that they brought to a legendary stage, the 4200 square foot home is considered one the island's finest.

Inside the home, you will find three bedrooms, each with its own sitting area, walk-in closet, and private bath, each overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. The first-floor master suite will have you waking up with spectacular views of Lake Huron. The outside offers amazing space for entertaining and just taking in all the beauty the home is surrounded by.

Take a look inside.