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The Provincial is an artist-run project space & curatorial program committed to camaraderie and intellectual verve. We are devoted to supporting artists in new and experimental work. We believe experiencing artist-driven endeavors is to glimpse the heart of raw creativity and it is regenerative to community, culture and humanity. We champion friendship, collaboration, and highly curated shows throughout the year. Small gatherings, performances and community events accompany each artistic production. Existing between private, public and online spaces, we welcome artists, guest curators, friends and curious visitors with rural hospitality.

Open on special exhibition events and by appointment. Please call Melanie 231-633-8772

For more installation views and individual art works see our Instagram site: https://www.instagram.com/the_provincial/


Our calendar for shows is booked through the end of 2019. We are no longer taking submissions.

Melanie Parke and her husband, Richard Kooyman, are painters living and working in multi-studio historic property located in the old railroad town of Chief, Michigan, population 13. 

Please call or write for directions and to make an appointment:

7325 Chief Road/ Kaleva, Michigan 49645