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.
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center Prevention Training: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please attend a two-hour training to learn how to keep children safe. Register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"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.
Front Street Foundation's Money Series: After Your Spouse Passes, Wise Money Moves: Join Jason P. Tank, CFA of Front Street Wealth Management, for a presentation on safe and smart money moves to consider after you lose a spouse. Front Street Foundation is a local non-profit whose mission is to provide open access to financial education, for all. Register: moneyseries.org.
Figure Drawing Open Studio: Held every second & fourth Weds. Join other artists to practice drawing people from a live model. 18+ only. Bring a large sketch pad, a stick of charcoal, pastel or pencil & a stand up easel if you have one.
Chronic Pain? Illness? Stress? Why Touch Matters: Cindy Pascoe, Asian Bodywork practitioner, will discuss what it is about touch that the human body craves. Learn how the use of skilled touch techniques can contribute to pain relief, healing & well-being. Shiatsu uses finger pressure to address the nervous, circulatory, lymphatic & skeletal systems to encourage harmonizing shifts in the body. Register: 231-492-8492.
2019 Rotary Show: Enjoy homespun humor & music performed with enthusiasm by local Rotarians. Proceeds from the show go to local organizations doing important things in arts & culture, basic human needs, education, the environment, health & safety, & recreation.