40th Annual Suttons Bay Art Festival Poster Contest: Open to all ages. Include the date: August 3rd and 4th, 2019. Marina Park, Suttons Bay in an 11" x 17" format. Deadline: May 10, 2019. Winner receives $350 & the art is used as the official announcement for the Art Festival.
Great Northern Fine Art - Fine Craft Expo: An outstanding fine art—fine craft open to all MI artists 18 & older, offering eight juried category awards - $500 each, & a grand award determined by the People’s Choice: $1,500. Can submit through May 31. Downtown Grayling becomes an art gallery during the fifteen days of voting: July 19-Aug. 3. Artists’ demos & the Performing Arts Music Competition will take place on Sat., Aug. 3, ...
"Mesdag & the Masters of the Sea": A collection of life-sized prints of 30 historic paintings by five of the world’s greatest seascape painters. Resident painter, art historian & former NMC Art Department chair Paul Welch will give his insights on the artists’ techniques from 1-3pm on Sat., April 27.
Annual Regional Student Exhibition: High school works are juried by special guest artists for display in the Beck Gallery, & area elementary & middle school works are accepted for display in the Borwell & Entrance Galleries. The exhibition runs through April 26.
Call For Artists: Modern Archetypes: An all female artist exhibit exploring the idea of human consciousness & how archetypes unite all of us. Submit up to 2 pieces each which really capture the idea of the role archetypes play not only in your own life personally, but in society as a whole. Deadline to apply is July 1 at midnight. Exhibit runs Sept. 6 - Oct. 4.
"Portraits of Whimsy": Paintings, assemblages & sculptures that illustrate that "whimsy" can truly acquire the status of sophisticated fine art. An opening reception will be held on Fri., April 12 from 5-7pm. Runs through June 8.
"The Good, The Bad & The Mad": With humor & some surprises along the way, Allison Bryant with the Benzie Area Historical Museum will talk about some of the state's eccentric residents. Optional lunch served at noon: $3 suggested donation for 60+ & $5 all others. Register: 922-4911.
"Entire Life in a Package": The story of millions of refugees with millions of packages, suitcases...sacks. “Life packages” that hold the desire to survive. In this exhibition Ben-Ami sculpts the packages carried by refugees shown in Reuter’s new photos in iron & then mounts them to the photo in place of the photographic image of the package. Runs Feb. 3 - May 5. Hours: Mon.-Sat.: 10am-5pm. Thurs.: 10am-8pm. Sun.: 1-5pm.
2019 Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition: Featuring art made by local artists over the last year, juried by a regional arts professional. Runs Feb. 3 - May 5. Hours: Mon. - Sat.: 10am-5pm; Thurs.: 10am-8pm; Sun.: 1-5pm.
Animal Signs: Join Conservancy naturalist Samantha Baker to solve mysteries & learn how to read animal signs. Share stories & make a fun animal-themed craft. An optional field trip to Round Lake Nature Preserve will occur afterwards where you will discover animal signs outside. 231-758-3123.
International Affairs Forum Lecture: "Trumping China: Will China's Rise Come at our Demise?" Presented by Tom Watkins, China partner/managing director WAY American School, advisor to MI-China Innovation Center.
Harlem Globetrotters 2019 Fan Powered World Tour: This world famous team decided to celebrate Guinness World Record Day by setting five new Guinness World Records™ titles – bringing the team’s standing Guinness World Record count to 21. There will be over 20 opportunities before, during & after each event where fans will get a chance to directly interact with the team’s stars.
Shipwreck Discoveries: Join Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary's Research Coordinator & Maritime Archaeologist Stephanie Gandulla for a presentation on recent shipwreck discoveries in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. 231-386-7195.