Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When do you open for the season?

A.  Eek so excited! We plan to open May 24, 2019, and will stay open through the end of October.

Q. Where is Watercolor Cafe?

A.  Located on the East edge of the Mackinac State Park Marina, behind the Bay View B&B. We’re the lil’ shack with an unmatched view and an outdoor courtyard. Technically our address is 6939 Main Street.

Q. How do I sign up for an art class?

A. Please click here to browse classes. Then, sign up through our website, or reserve with a cafe staff member during food service hours. Due to supplies and class prep, we cannot accommodate walk-ins (except for children’s classes).

Q. What is your class cancellation policy?

A.  All class registration is non-refundable. However you may transfer seat to another participant or forward your reservation toward a future class, as long as it is not fully booked.

Q. What do I need to bring to class?

A.  Just bring your best self! No ticket confirmation is necessary; we have it. All materials are provided. Adult classes are BYOB.

Q. What should I wear to class?

A.  Our suggestion for clothing is to be cautious if you are attending a painting class. The classes do not tend to be messy, but sometimes there are accidents. Acrylic paint in particular does not come off clothing well. We have smocks for those who would like to wear them!

Q. Can I leave my kid at a children’s class?

A.  You are welcome leave premises, hang out on premises, or stay and craft with you child. If you head out, be sure to let us know so you can sign a quick waiver and leave us your cell just in case. We will give you the approximate class end time, so you can roam and meet us back for pick up.

Q. Do you offer private classes for my group?

A.  Yes! We’d love to host your group privately. Please contact us through the form here.

Q. I’m a legit creative! Can I teach a class in the Art Space?

A.  We would love to hear from you! We pay our instructors and can take care of class materials, plus you get a great excuse to visit Mackinac Island. Please send us a message with your skill set and availability this season.

Q. Can I rent your facility for my celebration?

A.  Our indoor facility is available for private rental by the hour, from 5PM to 10PM. You do not need the event to include an art class, but of course we offer that addition. We’d love to hear what you have in mind! Please click here for more information and inquiries.

Q. How do I tell people about your wonderful establishment?!

A.  You’re too kind! Leave us a review on your preferred platform! We especially love Facebook, TripAdvisor and Google.