Ramada Saginaw Hotel and Suites

The Ramada is located 2.5 miles from the Saginaw Art Museum. 


Bay City State Park is located on the shores of the Saginaw Bay in Bay City, MI. The park area includes over 2,000 acres of land featuring wooded wetlands, marsh ponds, gentle dune ridges and miles of shoreline. The Bay City State Park offers numerous modern camping options. To reserve a campground, please call 989-684-3020. 

Bay City State Park

Jellystone Campground is a full service campground located in Frankenmuth, Michigan's Little Bavaria. The campground offers standard, premium, and deluxe campsites as well as small cabins and cottages and features a full activity schedule and pool. To make a reservation, please call Jellystone Park at 989-652-6668. 

Frankenmuth Jellystone Park


Suggested Painting Venues


  • Ojibway Island: Downtown Saginaw’s island park! The Island's naturally lush scenery and opportune location provides for beautiful strolls along the water and many spots to seek calming shade and relaxation, all with a view of the Saginaw River. Click here to download the map and directions.


  • Celebration Square Area: Celebration Square includes the Andersen Enrichment Center, the Children’s Zoo and the Japanese Cultural Center. The Andersen Enrichment Center is an elegant art deco facility in Celebration Square that features a formal rose garden, outdoor fountains and beautiful sculpture. It is located at:120 Ezra Rust Dr. The Children’s Zoo offers more than 10 acres of beautiful tree-filled parkland, animal exhibits, exciting events, colorful gardens, miniature train and the region's only hand-carved carousel. It is located at: 1730 S. Washington Ave. The Japanese Cultural Center has a three-acre garden that slopes gently to the shore of Lake Linton. It is a quiet, safe haven to view weeping cherry trees, authentic stone lanterns, hand crafted bamboo gates, an Asian-inspired gazebo, and an arching vermilion bridge over a winding stream. It is located at: 527 Ezra Rust Dr. Click her to download the map and directions.


  • Theodore Roethke House: The Roethke House (more officially, the Theodore Roethke Home Museum) is the childhood home of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Theodore Roethke, (1908-1963). The Roethke House was designated  a National Literary Landmark in 2004 in recognition of the profound impact Roethke had on American poetry and the influence his home had on his writing. A Michigan Historic Marker marks its location and the house is included in the National Register of Historic Sites. Click here to download the map and directions.

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  • Saginaw Valley State University: Saginaw Valley State University's picturesque campus offers many wonderful opportunities for outdoor artmaking. The grounds are well-kept and often quiet in the summer months. SVSU also houses the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum. Click here to download the map and directions.




  • Whiting Overlook: Whiting Overlook is a truly unique park located on a hill adjacent to one of the Dow Chemical Co. brine ponds. In the summer, the park makes for an excellent picnic location, with its open grassy areas and beautiful landscaping. Interpretive signs in the park offer history about the Dow Chemical Co., whose Midland plant can be seen nearly in its entirety from the vantage point offered on the hill. Click here to download the map and directions.


  • Downtown and Tridge Area: The Tridge is a 3-way footbridge that spans the confluence of the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers in Midland. Two surrounding parks, Chippawasee and St. Charles Park make the Tridge area one of Midland’s most popular leisure areas. It is beautifully landscaped. The Midland Farmer’s Market is located next to the Tridge and is every Wednesday and Saturday in the summer. Click here to download the map and directions. 



Bay City

  • Center Avenue Historic District: The Center Avenue Historic District is an architectural legacy created by the Bay City lumbermen, ship builders and industrialists who made their fortunes there in the mid 1800’s. The District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and expanded in 2011. It includes an impressive collection of more than 875 structures in a wide array of styles including Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Greek revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Richardson Romanesque, Tudor Revival, Georgian Revival, Arts & Crafts and Stick styles. Click here to download the map and directions.


  • Midland Street Historic District: The Midland Street Historic District is a nationally recognized historic district and offers stunning architecture. The street today is lined with lively bars, restaurants and shops and is key to cultural and economic advancement of Bay City. Click here to download the map and directions.


  • Wenonah Park/Studio 23/Waterfront: Wenonah Park is a 6.1-acre downtown park on the edge of the Saginaw River. The park is centered on an amphitheater and is used primarily for arts performances at the World Friendship Shell. Click here to download the map and directions.