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.
"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.
64th Annual NMC Barbecue: Featuring buffalo steakettes or hot dog, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, beverage & ice cream; live entertainment; children's games & activities & more. The traditional spring “Picnic Under the Pines” will raise money for student scholarships & the new West Hall Innovation Center.
Blessing of the Blossoms: This non-denominational service is the origin of the Cherry Festival, with Pastor Melody Olin from Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church. Complimentary cherry pie, refreshments & musical entertainment will take place after the service.
Spring Wildflower Walk : Take a hike through a rich, northern hardwood forest in search of spring ephemeral wildflowers. Meet at the Church Road parking area (expect to park along the road). Pre-register: 231.347.0991 or landtrust.org/events/.
Yarn Bomb Maker Day #2: This is one of several Makers Days leading up to a Sept. 15 yarn bombing/installation at the GAAC. Please bring: your needles, craft yarn, old wool sweaters and scarves that no one wears, & yarn sewing needles. This yarn bombing is part of the upcoming exhibition "Fiber Without Borders," Sept. 13 - Nov. 7. 231-334-6112.
"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.
2nd Annual Benefit for Cherryland Humane Society: Fundraiser for Fido: Featuring live music by The Dune Brothers, live & silent auctions, & small plates from TC venues. Tickets: $50 in advance from Pets Naturally or $55 door. 944-1944.
Dennis Palmer: This performance is a CD release celebration of Dennis' latest recording entitled "Untethered." Dennis has released five CDs of original music ranging from acoustic blues to contemporary folk. 947-9213.