The Mission

“To offer residencies to new and established artists of recognized excellence from around the world to pursue their creative process in a wilderness environment.”

The Program

The Artist-in-Residence program at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by this unique northern wilderness setting.  It offers writers, composers and all visual and performing artists and artisans the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Porkies and express it through their particular art form.

A rustic, timber frame cabin provides accommodations for the artist in residence. “Dan’s Cabin” was built as a tribute to Dan Urbanski, founding president of the Friends of the Porkies and award winning photographer.

Art Gallery

Application deadline is fast approaching.
Applications must be received by late March 2019.
Electronic submissions cannot be accepted.

Artist Application
We are enthusiastic in announcing this years artists and hope that continued interest in the AIR program and the Porkies remains high in coming years.

 Selected for 2018:

Alexander Landerman, Pen and Ink, Graphite & Charcoal, Bloomington, IN 

Daniel Stine, Oil Painting and Drawing, Ypsilanti, MI           

David Kapszukiewicz, Oil Painting, Tomahawk, WI 

Erin Duff, Watercolor & Oil Painting, Bloomington, IN

Held annually the last weekend in August, the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival brings people from all over the country to enjoy great music in a great setting. For information and policies of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park call 1-906-885-5275. All other inquiries should be directed to the festival coordinators at 906-231-1589. Or visit their website at