WATERSMEET, MI – The new Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort Art Gallery, situated in the Lac Vieux Desert Tribe’s Northern Waters Casino Resort, recently announced that its inaugural show, “Banksy Takes a Break,” will open to the public on Friday, September 3, 2021. Conceived and built by the resort casino’s team, The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort Art Gallery will welcome visitors with free general admission to the inaugural Banksy installation curated by private collectors from around the globe.
The artwork from the famous and elusive street artist includes authenticated and certified Banksy prints, paintings and oddities rarely seen by the general public, alongside iconic favorites such as Balloon Girl, NOLA, GDP, a Dismaland balloon, and Flower Thrower.
“Management and I are delighted to announce the region’s newest contemporary art gallery and opening date, and we are already looking forward to welcoming the general public, art afficionados, artists, fans of Banksy, and tribal members to the property and our beautiful new creative space,” said Michael J. Broderick, General Manager of Northern Waters Casino Resort. “It’s an exciting time for the resort and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, as this will be the first time an important Banksy exhibit of this size will be shown in the Midwest and on a Native American reservation. More importantly, unlike other unauthorized Banksy exhibits throughout the world that charge an entry fee, ours will be completely free to the public. We are confident that fact alone would meet with the artist’s approval and we are honored to show his, or her, works of art in our very first gallery show.”
The new contemporary art gallery will host an array of unique pieces from the mysterious political activist, satirist and artist, who has spent most of the last three decades anonymously visiting and tagging the streets of the world. The new gallery’s opening installation will be a selection of Banksy works including pieces from England, the Middle East, New York, Los Angeles, the Caribbean, and Chicago. The show will run until November 1st, 2021.