Alcona County hosts second annual arts retreat


This weekend Alcona County will host its second annual Arts Retreat.

The event is put on by Inspiration Alcona, and is meant to highlight the area as, what organizers say, “a beautiful and inspirational place for artists.”

Eric Dunckel with Inspiration Alcona said he hopes the event will continue to bring artists to Alcona County and boost tourism in the area.

“It’s a tourism thing. We’re showcasing the county. Where some of the people haven’t been up the sunrise side, they don’t know the northeastern part of the lower peninsula,” Dunckel said.

The three-day event gets under way Thursday night at Lost Lake Woods, highlighted by classes in photography, painting, quilting and dance.

More information and online registration is at

In the interest of full disclosure, Inspiration Alcona is an Underwriter of CMU Public Radio