6 events in Michigan where cannabis and arts collide

By Jessica Strachan

February 2, 2024

These experiences are geared towards the Mitten’s crafty and creative cannabis connoisseurs.

MICHIGAN—Michigan has long had a thriving art scene, but the legalization of recreational marijuana certainly made that scene a whole lot more colorful. As most stoners know, when creativity and cannabis collide, it can be hard not to unleash your artistic side.

So, today, we’re rounding up some of the coolest experiences around the state, where cannabis culture melds with creative expression. Think art, comedy, crafts, and concerts.

Wacky Weed Tour

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Sometimes, you have to let your weird run wild. For creatives itching for a rebel cause, we’ll point you to Wacky Weed Tours to explore Ann Arbor’s thriving cannabis scene. You’ll be inspired at the birthplace of Hash Bash and the site of the Magic Mushroom festival, visiting iconic locations, exploring Graffiti Alley, and uncovering the secrets of the enchanting fairy doors. These recurring extravaganzas are a great way to shake up your creative juices or plan a private event with your creative community.

Quick view:

– Dates: Weekend tours run throughout the year, follow them on Eventbrite.

– Location: Ann Arbor; they’ll confirm the meeting spot directly.

– Ticket: $25 per person (They do custom tour packages, too).

– More Info: [email protected] | (310) 560-1228.

Dispensing laughs

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The Corridor Comedy Series is a monthly laughter extravaganza in Owosso, and it’s a must-have on your 2024 calendar. This comedy showcase promises diverse comedians delivering stand-up, storytelling, improv, and unique acts. The best part of this comedy show? It’s sponsored by Lume Cannabis, so prepare to find like-minded friends who are always down for a laugh. Upcoming artists include Nick Earl, Alana Gonzalez, Andrew Yang, Luke Swanson, and Derek Lee Feltner.

Quick view:

– Dates: 9 p.m. every last Saturday of the month starting Jan. 27, 2024.

– Location: The Avenue Bar and Grill, 311 Corunna Avenue, Owosso

– Tickets: $15 per person for general admission; $30 for VIP package.

– Info: See the full schedule here.

Puff-n-Paint

(Image via Higher Perceptions Art Studio And Wellness Center on Facebook)

If you’re looking to unlock your creativity and channel your inner artist in a serene setting, head over to spend the evening at Higher Perceptions Art and Wellness Center, located in Holland, for their Puff-n-Paint events. They promise an open-minded and judgment-free zone to paint while enjoying some bud or simply painting in a gathering that works for all skill levels. Did we mention they serve up drinks and snacks? Be sure to pre-order your tickets online for this one.

Quick view:

– Date: Feb. 10, 2024

– Location: Higher Perceptions Art and Wellness Center, Holland

– Tickets: Members-only event, tickets include membership and are available for pre-order online.

More Info here.

Ape’s Clubhouse

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Enter Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center and step into Ape’s Clubhouse to find a haven for 420-friendly stretching, energy work, and tapping into creative flow. It’s a one-of-a-kind gathering spot that fuses mind, body, and spirit through an immersive “Sensei”-led experience. This is perfect for those who love to use movement as expression and sink into the creative power behind a mind-body-spirit connection.

Quick view:

– Dates: Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Follow their schedule here.

– Location: Art Building, 1610 Clay Street, ste. 204, Detroit

– Ticket: $35 per session.

More Info here.

Smokus Pocus

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This mind-bending magic show, led by magician and cannabis connoisseur Ben Zabin, is an immersive performance that combines uncanny magic tricks with the world of weed. Think jars of bud appearing out of thin air, animated lighters, and even bending bongs.

Quick view:

– Date: 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2024

– Location: Albert A. White Performing Arts Theater, East Lansing

– Ticket: General admission tickets start at $25.

Info here.

Green Goddess Market

(Image via Green Goddess Cannabis Market on eventbrite)

Oftentimes, the best inspiration comes from the community. In April, you’ll find a very vibrant 420 culture at the three-day Green Goddess Market in Paw Paw. This weekend celebration brings together cannabis farmers and small local growers with various handcrafted and homegrown arts, crafts, edibles, and medibles. Ages 21 and up are welcome (it’s donation-based wristband entry), and medical card holders 18+ are welcome with ID and card.

Quick view:

– Dates: April 19-21, 2024; daily drawing at 4:20 p.m. 

– Location: Paw Paw, exact address provided on the website.

– Donation at the gate: $20 (includes wristband and raffle ticket).

Information here.

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