MI Creative Gifts and Art Gallery

 features unique one of a kind art pieces hand crafted by our artisans and crafters for you and your homes.

We have many unique products to meet your needs in Home Décor, Jewelry, Textiles & Fibers, Specialty Doll Clothes, Stoneware Pottery, Wood, Year Round Christmas and much more in our store.  In addition, we host an open year-round northeastern MI Art Gallery with acrylics, ceramics, charcoal, colored pencil, glass, metal, mixed medias, oils, pastels, digitally enhanced and traditional photography, and watercolor.

4th STREET GALLERY

4th Street Gift Shop - Featuring our Jewelry Department

  • Necklace 24" with Blue Glazed Bird Pendent: 80-NE-B
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  • Necklace 18" Black Striped on White Stone beads: 3-JNBD
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  • Necklace 33.5" with a cluster of fresh water pearls: 3-JNAP
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  • Necklace 16" no clasp - Multiple beads with looped attached leather pendent: 3-JNBR
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  • Earrings- Wired Faux Pearls Inside Sea Shells: 57-SEW
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  • Necklace 20" with Turquoise & Green Stone and Sterling Silver Clasp: 3-JNBV
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  • Necklace and Earring Set - Aqua Lariat Glass: 3-JNEBB
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History of Sponsoring Organization and other annual events

West Branch Creative Arts Association

Founded in 1972, West Branch Creative Arts Association, (WBCAA) members have been involved with area parades, Irons Park improvements, offer a yearly college scholarship, participate in various fund raisers and give contributions to various community organizations, all while meeting our mission statement. We are greatly and abundantly thankful for our many dedicated members and volunteers as we have been and continue to be an instrumental artful influence in our community over the years.

New members and volunteers are always welcome. All members of WBCAA maintain and operate the building and business. Members provide art products, all made in Michigan, and a few members maintain and operate our stores and gallery to sell our pieces. Membership fee is minimal and due by October 1st yearly.

Our Mission statement is: By being a positive force in our community we strive to promote the education and encouragement of creative talents and support appreciation of the arts. Currently, WBCAA sponsors the following activities:

Street Gift Shop & Gallery, open since the mid-1970's, is located at 124 N. 4th Street, West Branch, MI, and is our physical storefront. Recently, we have added MI Creative Gifts & Art Gallery, our online store, since 2021. These are both an outlet where our members can display and sell their artwork.  We feature high quality unique hand crafted one-of-a-kind items and fine artworks in wood, fiber, glass, pottery, paper, jewelry, 18" doll clothes, silk flower arrangements, and much more. all are crafted with love seeking your homes to display and use them.

The Fine Arts Gallery features original artwork and prints in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, digital and photography as well as 2-D and 3-D metal, glass, and pottery sculptures. 

WBCAA FINE ART SHOW - Begun in 1976, this show is open to the public and is held in the 4th Street Gallery late June and early July.  Entries consist of paintings, photography, and 3D art.  Each year has a new theme and awards are given based on the decisions of a guest juror.

THE VICTORIAN ART FAIR - Held in beautiful Irons Park since 1979.  This Victorian themed fair consists of family entertainment, games, music, and over 200 juried fine arts and craft vendors.  It is held every year on the second full weekend of August. find out more at www.victorianartfair.com or on Facebook with the same name.

HIGH SCHOOL ART SCHOLARSHIP - Founded in 1981 in memory of Danny Conners and Bernie Banghart. Each were instrumental in the beginning of our WBCAA. Our scholarship is available for any area high school senior who is entering college to study in any field of art. The application for recipients can be found here: https://www.wbrc.k12.mi.us/our-district/esp---educational-support-partnership.  Applications are due in mid- April.

YOUTH ART SHOW - Started in 1982 it is open to area students in grades K-12.  It provides students an opportunity to show their creative talents to the community.  The show is held each spring in the 4th Street Gallery. Due to Covid-19 it has been cancelled the past two years.

WEST BRANCH QUILT WALK - Since 1985 local quilters have displayed their beautiful quilts within the 4th Street Gallery, Library, and various downtown businesses.  Each year a quilt is raffled off with all the proceeds going to a charity.  Look for it in early October.

ART & WINE WALK - Since mid 2000's we support other businesses in our downtown by hosting a featured artist for the West Branch Art and Wine Walks. These events showcase local wines plus area artists. City visitors can wander at their own pace through various stores to taste various wines and view displays of local artists. These events are held in late April or early May and the first weekend of December.

UPCOMING ART CLASSES- Beginning in 2021, we will be available this summer. Open to the community and our own membership new skills will be available for anyone willing to put in the time!

Keep apprised of scheduled event on our Facebook page @WBCAA.