Amy Stein-Hansen
Ashlee Cowles
Carol Murray Jewelry
Cindy McSurely
Deborah Crandell
Diane Frederick
Elizabeth Calcutt
Greta Bolger
Heather Harris-Brady
Helen Grove
Holly Polich
Ian Jones
Ingrid Andrews
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
Kate Korroch
Kristi Wodek
Laura Quackenbush
Laurie Sears
Leslie Donaldson
Linda Gits
Lora Frankel
Lisa Ventimiglio
Marcia Conlon
Mark Bowyer
Mary Dye
Megan Holtrey
Melanie Olsen
Melissa Johnson
Mercedes Michalowski
Molly Thompson
Helen Raica-Klotz
Raizel Coiman
Renee Hintz
Sharon Hubbard
Sharon Mick McAuley
Tamara Hoffbauer
Tami Maisel
Terry Beamsley
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage

NW MI Arts & Culture Network

Stephanie Coate

Stephanie Coate has several year’s experience with project, exhibition, and business management across the creative, licensing, non-profit, and start-up industries. During her early years of independence, Stephanie lived in Chicago where she studied Art, Entertainment, Media Management at Columbia College, and managed the ‘Fine Art’, ‘Couture & Luxury Accessories’, and ‘European Furniture and Decorative Arts’ exhibitions for the Midwest’s largest auction house.

Throughout her career, Stephanie has administered project management and creative entrepreneurship models to build successful and reputable companies and projects. Special projects vary from creating a nation-wide online art marketplace, initiating Chicago’s largest city-wide art exhibition, developing new residency opportunities, and implementing Company-Wide Standard Operating Procedures and Policies. These collaborative projects were built with incredible teams and went on to participate within competitive start-up accelerator programs, such as TechStars, and the University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge. Additionally, some of these programs went through the application process and received funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the MacArthur Fund of Arts and Culture, and more. Stephanie’s area of focus has allowed her to speak on the subjects “Business of Art”, “Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Studies,” and ‘Funding your Arts Business” at The Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College, Union League Club, and others.

Since moving to Traverse City in 2019 Stephanie has worked with a diverse group of start-ups as a community manager at technology incubator, 20Fathoms, and developed operations-based projects within the economic development sector for The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. She is working on becoming an artist in her own right. Melting natural pigments, homemade inks from forged items of nature, and collected water from the Great Lakes, she hopes to capture the feeling of the great lakes, its constant change, and its effects on everything around us.

PO Box 1859
Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

Michigan Museums Associations Scholarships & Conference


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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