A guest favorite of the IQhub, held from November through February each year! The three-month long celebration of the arts includes a winter market in early December, a special evening event in January and a grand finale Artist Meet & Greet event in February.
If you are an artist or just one at heart, you do not want to miss Art Explosion! Please contact the IQhub at (989) 227-3847 or IQ.email@example.com for more information.
Past Featured Exhibits
Take a trip down memory lane and learn about all the fun, special exhibits the IQhub had on display previously.
Native American Ways
In the summer 2022, the IQhub hosted a special exhibit on Native American history and culture! The collection of displays was called Native American Ways. Central Michigan University’s Clarke Library loaned the IQhub their exhibit on Native American Treaties, with a focus on Michigan territories. On display was a life-sized birch bark hut, maple sugar exhibit and other agricultural items from Cheboygan, as well as an eye-opening boarding school exhibit from the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St Ignace. Wenonah Bird of Mount Pleasant had a beautiful display of Native American Regalia – jingle dresses, ribbon dresses, authentic bead work examples and beaded moccasins that she hand sews. From the Elijah Elk Cultural Center Seventh Generation Program of Mt Pleasant, the IQhub had on loan various items such as snow shoes, a lacrosse stick, drums and a medicine bag. Also, historical photography from the Library of Congress were on display. The IQhub also hosted a special family night that included Native American dancers and drummers. One of the most beautiful things about Native American culture is the unique quality of Native American dance. To the untrained eye, these Native American dances may look like nothing more than interesting movements designed to match the rhythm of a song. On the contrary, dances in this culture each have a deeper purpose and significance. Native Americans use dance as a way to connect with each other and honor longstanding traditions. After each performance, the dancers explained the meaning of the dance.
This was the third rotating guest exhibit featured in the IQhub. There were real places, RC planes, uniforms, memorabilia and stories of dedicated men
and women in the aviation industry. We hosted a large family fun day for this exhibit, containing flying kites, birds of prey, an observation beehive, paper airplanes, a mobile planetarium, flying RC planes, and an aerial spray demonstration.
Muscles, Music & More
This was the second rotating guest exhibit featured in the IQhub. There were muscle cars and motorcycles, musical instruments and memorabilia, model trains and old traveling luggage, an antique toy collection, metal art and even soap box derby cars. We hosted two community events for this exhibit: A Color Cruise (small antique car show) and a Children’s Christmas Concert.
This was the first rotating guest exhibit featured in the IQhub. It was a tribute to the men and women who served and are still serving in the military. There were real military vehicles, uniforms, medals, posters and stories. The IQhub hosted Dick Thelen, the survivor of the USS Indianapolis, to be a guest speaker and the main event for this guest exhibit.