Copper Country Community Arts Council

Fostering an Environment where the Arts and People Grow Together

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The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) strives to integrate the arts into the fabric of everyday life.

Since its inception, the CCCAC has grown from a group of people that cultivated artistic exchange to a multifaceted arts organization that owns and operates an arts center with a large Artists Market sales gallery representing more than 200 local and regional artists, Kerredge Exhibition Gallery, Youth Gallery,  classroom, darkroom, clay cooperative studio, and letterpress studio.

The CAC provides opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages to experience art and art making. CCCAC activities include annual events and programs such as the Poor Artists Sale, Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival, two week-long Summer Arts Camps, a week long Book Arts Camp.

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(Left) CCCAC Artists Market Sales Gallery representing 200 local and regional artists. (Right) Summer Arts Camp 2014 in session with coordinator, Melissa Hronkin.

The CCCAC provides professional development for artists, college internships, holds lectures/workshops with visiting artists, gallery talks, critiques, and tours for schools and community groups. The CCCAC is also the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs regional re-granting agency for the Western Upper Peninsula.

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(Left) The Poor Artists Sale, a CCCAC event and annual juried art fair, was established in 1976. (Right) Students in the CCCAC’s annual Book Arts Camp.

“I am really proud of our long history in this community: the Arts Council was established in 1972, our Summer Arts Camp began in 1985 and we have had a solid presence in downtown Hancock since the Community Arts Center opened in 1992.  We are continually developing opportunities for people of all ages to engage in and learn about art and to experience, understand, and celebrate the importance of creativity.” 

Cynthia Cote, Executive Director

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(Left) Check out our Youth Gallery! (Right) CCCAC Letterpress printer, Daniel Schneider, demonstrates during the annual Celebrate youth Arts Month reception. 

Our endowment with the Keweenaw Community Foundation helps make all of this possible, both now and forever.

Copper Country Community Arts Center
126 Quincy Street, Hancock MI
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 1-5pm

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