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In 1983 Becky Thatcher and Ananda Bricker invited all the artists they knew (including Suzanne Wilson) to a potluck at Ananda’s beach on Glen Lake. This group, informally organized, then met every Thursday morning at the Soda Shop (now the Western Avenue Grill) to discuss plans on how to market their art. The following year five studios opened, with several artists exhibiting at each place. Between 1984 and 1986 a Co-Op Gallery was established, first at The Homestead in a seasonally empty ski warming house and two years later in the Arbor Light Building – becoming the first art Gallery in Glen Arbor.

original Wescott garage

When the Wescott property on Lake Street was offered for sale, Ananda Bricker, Suzanne Wilson and Midge Obata were captivated by its central location and by its majestic trees. The trio bought four of the lots offered. Midge bought the house and the building that became the Thread Shed. Ananda and Suzanne formed a partnership and together bought the garage property.


Lake Street Studio Founders

Suzanne Wilson and Ananda Bricker
Suzanne Wilson, Ananda Bricker
Midge Obata
Midge Obata
working on the Wescott garage Ben Bricker and Suzanne Wilson

A lot of hard work went into creating Lake Street Studios from the old Wescot garage!



working on Lake Street Studios
A lot of good times were had also!
buffet suppers at Lake Street Studios art gatherings at lake Street Studios

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