Traditional Arts Weekend, May 22-24

Traditional Arts Weekend (formerly known as Dance Camp) is an annual event held over theMemorial Day weekend on the Wheatland Festival grounds near Remus, Michigan. The Community Education committee provides over 80 workshops in traditional forms of dance, music, crafts, vocal and instrument instruction to which participants might not otherwise be exposed. Free primitive camping […] Read more »

Carry it on… Traditional Artists Recognized

Carry it on… Traditional Artists Recognized Michigan State University’s Museum Michigan Traditional Arts Program has awarded several Carry it on… participants in the Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. The program supports the continuation of traditional folk arts practiced in Michigan that are learned informally from one another in small groups and families — ranging from […] Read more »

Important April Dates!

April 1st – Arts & Crafts Applications must be postmarked by this date! April 11th – Wheatscouts & Jamboree April 15th – Photo Contest submissions due (10 photo limit!) April 18th – Scarlet Runner String Band Contra Dance April 27th – Volunteer Sign Up for: Campgrounds, Day Parking, Team Green (Trash Consciousness + Grounds Recycling […] Read more »

New WMO Endowment Fund

In September 2014, a new Wheatland Music Organization Endowment Fund was established within the Mecosta County Community Foundation (MCCF), a component of the Fremont Area Community Foundation. It was established to help support the Scholarship fund toward traditional arts experiences for children, youth and adults statewide.  Wheatland’s Scholarship committee, made up of youth and adults, […] Read more »

Community Education Performers Celebrate Cultural Diversity

  From February 17-18 Elementary Schools in Barryton & Mecosta were given workshops and performances by Matt Watoba and Robert Jones in celebration of Black History Month.  Together they present a tremendous program entitled “Celebrating Cultural Diversity” which is rich in African American history and the Roots of American Music.  The 45-60 minute program introduces […] Read more »