Since 1965, the Washington Island Art and Nature Center has flourished as a not-for-profit organization for Islanders and visitors, promoting the creative arts, providing a sales outlet for Island artists and craftsmen, and directing nature study programs with special emphasis on youth education. Its only sources of funds are contributions, memberships, book store sales and art commissions. The building housing the ANC dates back to 1904 and was originally used as a schoolhouse, one of four schools on the Island. Upon consolidation of the schools, the building became the high school and was used as such until 1964.

The ANC was then founded in 1965 for the preservation and promotion of creative arts and natural history of Washington Island. Click here for more information on the history of the ANC.

Seasonal Hours:

June through Sept.
10:30-4:30 pm (Monday thru Saturday)
11:00-4:30 pm (Sunday)

After Labor Day
11:00-3:00 pm

Daily Admission: Adults $1 Children 11 and younger and members are FREE

Director • Laura Waldron
Naturalist • Tom Pratt