Story Art & Museum
Imagination is the heart of it all
Our mission is to inspire imagination by connecting
people with their cultural heritage through
performance, art and history.
We tell stories. We play.
We hear music. We play.
We write stories. We play. We see art. We play.
We act. We sing.
We learn. We play.
Sharing what we create and imagine is fundamental
to our human story and to
Story Art & Museum’s purpose.
We are here to inform, inspire and encourage imagination.
Faith Wick's Fairyland
The museum is a self-guided and self-directed activity exhibiting story-related art. Figures created by artist Faith Wick are exhibited in creative settings or dioramas. Over 100 regionally and nationally recognized artists have contributed to our collection.
Admission to the museum is free. Donations of $5 per person are suggested to help sustain the museum.
The exhibit shares a tradition of sharing fairytales and historic figures which began on the Iron Range in 1948 as Fairyland Park in Marble, MN. The museum inspires memories and imagination for all ages.
Reading - Study - Play
The reading, study lounge and quiet play area provide self-directed activities with additional guidance available from docents. Resources include books on design, fashion, art, clothing, anatomy, biography, fairy tales, folktales, dolls, doll collecting, teddy bears, doll making, etc. This unique collection informed and inspired Faith's creations. The play area includes board games, blocks, LEGOS, role-playing figures, puzzles, miniature animals, and musical instruments. Also available in this space are tables and stools for small children.
A small theater space is provided for creating children's theatrical or dance presentations as well as providing a backdrop for storytelling or music performances.
Check out our classes in art, music, and general education!
Gatherings - Events - Classes
Our Gathering Room is the hub of Story Art & Museum. Here is an area for storytelling, chamber music, theater, poetry reading, and creative writing.
Participate in a class or reserve the space for a business meeting, family gathering, birthday or anniversary. Meeting space is available at an hourly rate.
Story Art events are centered in this space, including beginning accordion, story math, Fairytale LEGO Competition, music performances, and classes on sewing, sculpture, and miniatures.
Visit the gift shop to purchase work by regional guest artists, art and craft supplies, and books.
Be inspired to share your own creativity.
Alice in Wonderland
The rabbit-hole went
straight on like a tunnel
for some way, and then dipped
suddenly down, so suddenly
Alice had no moment
to think about stopping
herself before she found herself
falling down what seemed
to be a very deep well...
Contact Story Art & Museum
Old Central School
10 NW 5th St, Suite 212
Grand Rapids, MN 55744