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, ...
The Cats On The Prowl: A Superior Adventure Exhibition: In 2016 five Leelanau County painters followed in the historic footsteps of seven Canadian painters. The result is a visual record of “The Cats on the Prowl: A Superior Adventure.” An exhibition of paintings generated by that trip are on display, May 10–26. A reception to meet the artists is Fri., May 10, 6–8pm. GAAC hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm; & 12-4pm on Sun.
"Italy: Close Up": An opening will be held on Fri., May 10 from 6-8pm. Photographers Kathie Carpenter, Marilyn Hoogstraten, Kathy Silbernagle & Babs Young will discuss how their photography captured the beauty of a country as well known as Italy from a fresh perspective. Runs through May 25.
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.
Ode to Asparagus: Held as part of the upcoming Empire Asparagus Festival. Poets are invited to submit their asparagus-themed verse to the Glen Lake Library by Thurs., May 16. Poems can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; mailed to GLCL, PO Box 325, Empire, MI 49630; or dropped off at the library’s interim location, 12020 S. Leelanau Hwy, Empire. All entries will be shared at the poetry reading on Sat., May ...
"Bodies of... Juried Exhibition of Ceramic Arts": Juror Sigrid Zahner selected approximately 60 works by Great Lakes regional artists to be included in this exhibition. Runs April 27 - July 20. An opening reception will be held on Sat., April 27 from 2-4pm.
"DRAWN TO" Women of Contemporary Illustration: A curated exhibit featuring 14 female illustrators from around the world. Runs May 3 - June 7. An opening reception will be held on Fri., May 3 from 5-9pm (during Art Walk).
"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 Art of Coming Undone" Exhibit: Over 40 artists interpreting the work of Daniel Belardinelli. An opening reception will be held on Fri., May 3 from 5-9pm during the Downtown Traverse City Art Walk. Exhibit runs through mid-June.
In Conversation With The CATS: 'A Superior Adventure': The Glen Arbor Arts Center is in conversation with the CATS — five Leelanau County painters who followed in the historic footsteps of seven Canadian painters. A conversation with The Cats about their “Superior Adventure” — a trip & an exhibition will be held. GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal talks to three members of this quintet to go deeper into the reasons for the trip.
"Bodies of Color... Recent Work by DeCarlo Logan": Logan’s artwork analyzes the intangible aspects of identity to encourage dialog & understanding. Two recent mixed media series by the artist will be on display. Runs April 27 - July 20.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Fundraiser: Featuring Jenifer Strauss from Story Be Told. Help raise funds to Inspire a Love of Reading! All money raised from this event will go directly to funding the books purchased to mail to children in the Grand Traverse region. $50 per person includes dinner at Boone's Long Lake Inn, TC.
Garlic Mustard & Bike Trail Maintenance Workbee with Bike Leelanau : Help prevent garlic mustard from spreading throughout Palmer Woods & beyond. Meet at the Palmer Woods parking lot off of Wheeler Rd. Register.
Northland Weavers & Fiber Arts Guild Meeting: There will be a show & tell of items created from recycled materials. There will also be an opportunity to sell, trade or give away some of your excess fiber materials. Please bring items for the MLH conference challenge.
Secret Garden Party: Pine Hill Nursery in Kewadin is hosting a fundraising party for the Elk Rapids District Library restoration & expansion. Proceeds from plant sales will be donated to the Library Capital Campaign. Hidden among the plants will be five golden keys, which can be redeemed for a door prize. Wine tasting with Waterfire Vineyards, music, snacks, & Secret Garden books for sale.
Women in the Wild Series Part II: Mountain Biking: Enjoy a fun way to see the trails & spring wildflowers greening up the forests. Bring your own bike & helmet. Meet at the Robinson Road parking area. Pre-register: 231.347.0991 or landtrust.org/events/.
Geocaching 101: With Linda & Gordon Kimbel a.k.a Rangers 4+1. Learn about the 8400+ caches they have found, the electronic gear needed, & what you can expect to learn along the way in discovering your first cache or your 100th.
IAF Lecture: "(Latin) American First? Fixing Problem's in America's Backyard." Speaker Ambassador Charles Shapiro, president, World Affairs Council of Atlanta, former ambassador to Venezuela and coordinator of U.S.-Cuban Affairs. Free for current students & educators. $15 others.
THE WHO'S TOMMY: By Peter Townshend & Des McAnuff. After witnessing an accidental murder, a young boy is so traumatized that he loses his ability to see, hear, or speak. He also ceases to care about life & suffers various abuses until he discovers pinball. Tickets: 947-2210, oldtownplayhouse.com, or at OTP Box Office.