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.
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.
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.
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.
Micros at the Mountain: An afternoon after-party. Enjoy MI microbrews, barbecue & live music by FlyLiteGemini. Held at the slopeside tent, outside the Lodge. Chicken: $8 per plate; ribs: $8 per plate; brats: $6 per plate.
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.
Plow Day: Groundbreaking Ceremony & Celebration of National Historic Preservation Month. Participate in the historical reenactment of draft horses plowing the second Buckets of Rain garden at the Poor Farm. There will be a harness demonstration narrated by Tom Cyr of Black Horse Farm. Susan Zenker of Fantail Farms, & Kathy Shutt of Big Butt Farms provide the teams of horses & do the plowing & disking of ...
"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.
Houdek Dunes Lady Slipper Hike: Pink Lady Slippers are just one of the many features to be seen in this 370 acre natural area as you hike through several ecological communities to Houdek Creek & the wetlands overlook.
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.