Welcome to our first Michigan Made Monday blog post series! Every Monday we will be highlighting a different Michigan based artisan, crafter, farmer or farm-to-table restaurant. We will begin our series focusing on the many talented folks found in the Upper Peninsula and then expand beyond the bridge.
Our first Michigan Made Monday featured artist is the talented sculptor Ritch Branstrom of Rapid River. Ritch’s work combines found objects and materials into quirky, imaginative creations.
A few years ago, Ritch entered the international art competition called Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His huge 12′ tall dog Rusty was a hit at the show and earned him 5th place out of 1,582 entries! This year, Ritch heads downstate to Artprize again with another creation and we can’t wait to see what he’s fabricated this time.