The Upper Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance (UPACA) will host its Fall Reception and quarterly board meeting in Negaunee, Michigan, on November 14-15, 2023. The event features a public tour of Downtown Negaunee, a connection reception, and an alliance board meeting, all open to the public.

On November 14 at 5:00pm, a Public Tour of Downtown Negaunee will begin at Upper Peninsula Brewing Company (342 Rail St.), showcasing the city's rich culture and history. Following the tour, at 5:30pm, the UPACA Connection Receptionwill kick off back at Upper Peninsula Brewing Co., providing a networking platform for local officials, creatives, and cultural advocates.

The reception will also unveil the results from the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 study. This study showcases the impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations on both national and regional communities, as revealed through a U.P.-specific survey conducted by UPACA and its partners. To learn more about the AEP6 study, please visit

The UPACA Board Meeting takes place on November 15 from 10:00am-12:00pm. This meeting will guide the next steps of resource sharing and explore collaboration opportunities within the arts and culture sector of the Upper Peninsula.

Negaunee is a city with a thriving arts scene, making it the perfect backdrop for this event. Recent developments, such as new cultural businesses and the restoration of the historic Vista Theater, demonstrate the city's commitment to cultural growth.

All events are free to attend and open to the public. Join us in strengthening the Upper Peninsula's creative network and celebrating its cultural heritage. For event details, visit

The Upper Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance is committed to fostering creativity and cultural appreciation in the Upper Peninsula. By uniting stakeholders and sharing resources, the Alliance aims to bolster the arts and culture sector and enrich the lives of Upper Peninsula residents.