McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital
McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation – New Construction
Square Feet: 175,000
Art Count: 192
Timeline: March 2020 – August 2021
Architect: SmithGroup | CallisonRTKL
Interior Design: Pace Howe Design
Just after our March 2020 art kick off meeting and initial site visit, COVID-19 scattered the project team and challenged us to conceive, plan, initiate, commission, and purchase artwork without additional in person meetings or site visits. The creative team became more creative by hosting a virtual meeting for local artists to explain the project, answer questions and invite them to respond to the Call to Artists.
Four galleries feature a collection of small works by local artists in multiple mediums portraying all things Northern Michigan. The collections create a gallery presence in or near two main waiting areas, providing interest, discovery, and local connections to those with time on their hands.