Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival: A 5K will be held at 8:30am at Barnes Park Campground. There will also be a stone skipping contest, Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration, Petoskey Stone Hunt, Wings of Wonder & much more. petoskeystonefestival.com
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.
The Red Dresser Barn Market: Tickets for Fri. night are $10 & include early shopping, swag bags for first 300 customers & live music by Levi Britton. Sat. tickets are $5 & children under 10 are free. Featuring live music by Jim Hawley & Drew Hale. The weekend will include shopping at more than 100 vendor booths.
"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.
Cherry Capital Comic Con: May 24-26. Northern Michigan’s largest comic book & pop entertainment expo. A gathering of comic book creators, exhibitors & fans. Fri.: $5; Sat.: $15; Sun.: $10. Three day pass: $25. Military & kids under 10: free.
South Arm ORV Club Memorial Day Weekend Ride: Meet at the DNR Trail head parking area on M-72 east of Kalkaska. The group will grill out on the trail. Bring a dish to pass & your own beverage. 231-675-0918.
Protecting Our Lakes & Shorelands: "Steps to Stewardship of Our Lakes & Watersheds." Featuring Heather Smith, Grand Traverse BAYKEEPER® at The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay. Learn how to maintain & improve the water quality in our inland lakes & local watershed by simple actions in our homes & yards. RSVP.
"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.
100 Day Project Exhibit: See what 100 days of creativity can bring to life! Exhibit open during Art Center hours of 11am-3pm, Tuesday through Friday & 12-2pm, Saturday. An opening reception will be held on Sat., June 8 from 5-7pm. Runs until July 6.
Painter Beth Bricker Exhibit: Many of Beth's acrylics were done on paper or canvas that was prepped with a pattern or texture. An opening reception will be held on Fri., May 24 from 6-8pm. Exhibit runs through June 27.
"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.
The Origins of Street Photography: William Sievert's talk will look at the origins of Street Photography through the practices of four iconic photographers: August Sanders, Lisette Model, Diane Arbus & Vivian Maier.
“Leland Air” A Plein Air Event: From 10am-4pm artists will be seen painting in & around picturesque Leland, capturing images of historic Fishtown, views of orchards & vineyards, terrain & beaches. A reception & sale of paintings “fresh off the easel” will take place from 6-7:30pm & is open to the public. Artists will donate forty percent of art sales to the Old Art Building. The exhibit will continue through Sun., May ...
OTP Studio Theatre Presents "Mothers and Sons": Twenty years after her son’s death from AIDS, a woman visits his partner’s apartment. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, four generations collide as she revisits the past & begins to see the life her son might have led.