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Surf’s Up in the Sanctuary is a one-day surfing and paddling art exhibit featuring surfing artists from all over the Great Lakes, and the latest paddling films from all over the world! From 1:00 pm until 7:00pm, come to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center to see photographs, sculptures, and films; there will also be opportunities to meet the artists and filmmakers! Admission is free and open to everyone.

Celebrate surfing and paddling with an After Party at the Nucleus Lounge and Thunder Bay Winery in Downtown Alpena!

Surf’s Up in the Sanctuary is made possible through partnerships with the Paddling Film Festival, Alpena County Library, Art in the Loft, Thunder Bay Arts Council, the Besser Museum, and the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.


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