Authors & Illustrators

Many books have been created in, and inspired by life in Michigan. Here are just a few of the authors and illustrators with Michigan roots who have made a lasting impact on their art form. Mitch Albom moved to Michigan to join the Detroit Free Press as a sports columnist in 1985. Having achieved national recognition for

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Visual Arts

Home to revolutionary artistic competition ArtPrize in Grand Rapids and the world renown museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, it is no surprise that Michigan has long been a state that welcomes creators and their art. Below is a brief sampling of the many talented individuals who have found inspiration in the Great Lakes State. Patricia Hill Burnett

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There have been so many prolific musicians that have come from Michigan that it's difficult to name them all. Here are just a few whose artistic prowess have made, or are still making a significant mark on the industry and the world. Anita Baker is a soulful singer-songwriter from Detroit. Starting her career in the late 1970s


Stage & Screen

With excellent theatrical and communication programs at schools like Michigan State, U of M, and Wayne State, and a vibrant theatrical scene, it's no surprise that so many of the nation's finest actors have come from Michigan. Rose Abdoo is an actor and comedian, best known for her roles on Gilmore Girls, Bunheads and That's So Raven.

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