Building Culture in Northern MI

AuSable Artisan Village is an arts & events destination and resource for all ages in downtown Grayling. AAV currently offers:

Our Story

The AuSable Artisan Village art center was established in 2010. The once damaged building on Michigan Ave. in downtown Grayling had been sitting vacant for 10 years. Leasing the building, and eventually purchasing the building in 2015, marked a major development in the revitalization of downtown Grayling.

Artisan Village is a non-profit co-op, and its operations & initiatives are currently 100% volunteer-run.


To initiate and support art & creative activities that enrich lives and fuel cultural & economic development of the Grayling community and Northern Michigan region.

Who We Are

Terry Dickinson
Executive Director
Anthony Neal
Marketing Director
Kathy Ellison
Classes Coordinator

Board of Directors

Maryann Ferrigan
Board Chair
2019-2020 Board of Directors

Vice-Chair: Clay Horton
Treasurer: Marjorie Dickinson
Secretary: Sandra Moore

Members at large: JoMarie Leone, Sue McInally, Anthony Neal, Kemmoree Duncombe, Susan Thiel

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