On this podcast of Party @ MI Place President/CEO and host Sue Bila talks Dianna Stampfler – Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival, Tricia Olach – Boyne Mountain Resort & Properties, and Alison Watson, Director – Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Dianna Stampfler – Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival and host Sue Bila share information of the up-coming Winter Beer Festival at Comstock Park and some history of the MBG festivals beginnings and the partnership of Michigan Brewers Guild and Michigan Festivals & Events Association over the years.
Dianna shares interesting notes of the many beers to be featured at the Winter Beer Festival as well as appreciation to the crafters and Grand Rapids partners. Over 1200 craft beers will be represented and opened for tastings!!
Tricia Olach, Director of Sales of Boyne Mountain Resort & Properties invites families and guests to enjoy unique dining experiences and the many events happening this winter at the Boyne properties. She also shares the excitement of “zip-lining” and skiing at Boyne for lots of winter fun!!
Sue welcomes Alison Watson, Director – Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. As the new director of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, stepping in after John Bracey; Alison speaks about the purpose of MCACA and the work they do.
Alison and Sue share the success of MCACA and MFEA projects – including the MichiganFun.com magazine and how arts, culture and creativity is woven so intimately into our lives.
Alison speaks of the “Creating Connections” program and the five-part series on Michigan Public Radio…capturing the role that arts, culture and creativity can play in our lives and communities.