Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

The brainchild of resident artist John Sauve, this intriguing display of over 30 outdoor sculptures, including 19 permanent pieces is located throughout downtown Brighton. Brighton Arts and Culture Commission (BACC) coordinates and selects the rotating sculptures by Michigan artists. Stories behind the sculptures are often as interesting as the sculptures themselves. At the web site link, you will find a map to guide you through the inspiring exhibit. The video link showcases past and current exhibits.

Throughout Downtown Brighton, Brighton MI

Downtown Howell Outdoor Public Art

One exhibit is series of glass panels by Jessica Tokman that pay homage to Howell’s rich history and traditions. Panels feature the Howell Melon Festival, Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, Sunday Farmer’s Market, and Court House Lawn Concerts. The native American Bent Limb Topiary Sculpture is inspired by the “Indian Trail Tree” formerly located on Wetmore Street in northwest Howell. In the early 1800’s, the Pottawatomie Indians planted and hand-bent the tree limbs in the direction of “The Grand River Trail” a commonly used pathway to guide reference food, water, and safe travel.

Near the corner of Michigan Ave and Grand River Ave, Howell MI

Studio West

Known as the “Art with a Heart” gallery, Studio West enables individuals with disabilities and other community members to express their artistic abilities. These artists create one of a kind pieces in a multitude of media and display and sell their work here. The gallery is operated by the non-profit Work Skills Corporation (WSC) whose mission is to “optimize human potential” and provide jobs to people with barriers to employment. Artists of all ages have a chance to channel their inner creativity with a variety of hands-on workshops and classes. Ladies can plan a “girl’s night out” and bring adult beverages and snacks while painting their own masterpiece.

111 South West Street, Brighton MI

Oaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry Walk

This out-of-doors art tour is free to the public and dedicated to showcasing work by poets and artists with ties to Michigan. Part nature walk, part meditative footpath, part art installation, the walking tour presents a unique physical space for poetry and a serene setting for sculptural work on consignment. The art walk features renowned sculpture and juried poetry on a half-mile, gently wooded trail.

6893 Grand River Rd., Brighton MI

123 E. Washington Street
Howell, MI 48843


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