16th Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run: This event showcases high performance boats, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix & Lake Michigan on a 150-mile excursion to get the best poker hand. Lakeside viewing of the parade lap of these boats starts at about 10am Saturday in Boyne City. For the registered captains & crew members, the day includes card stops in Elk Rapids, Northport, Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs & Horton Bay, ...
Beach Trash Art Exhibit: Artist Deborah Hecht uses objects she has found on Lake Michigan beach to create mosaics. Runs June 21 - July 20. A silent auction will be held from 5:30-7pm on June 21 with remaining pieces for sale until July 20. Proceeds from the sale of her mosaics throughout the month-long exhibit benefit Inland Seas Education Association.
Gaylord Alpenfest: July 9-13. Today includes the "Ugly Dog" Contest, Pet Parade, Swiss Stone Spitting, Pie Eating Contest, Alpenfest Queens' Pageant, Country Legends Garth Brooks & Toby Keith Tribute & much more.
39th Annual Blissfest Folk & Roots Music Festival: July 12-14. A celebration of music, culture, art & community featuring a world of diverse & innovative folk, world & roots music & dance. Artists include Spirit Lake, Kellerville, Nathan & Jesse Band, Luke Winslow King Band, Ben Daniels Band, The Brothers Crunch, Thrift Shop Cowboys, Turbo Pup, May Erlewine Trio, The Fitzgeralds & many others.
New Views: Home/Place - An Exhibition: A juried show of 27 2D & 3D works that explores home & place identity from original & unexpected perspectives. The exhibition opens Fri., June 7 with a 6pm reception & continues through Aug. 8. There will also be a full range of programs – from author interviews to panel discussions -- that explore the exhibition’s theme from a wide variety of perspectives. Beginning June 1, ...
"Impressions Small Works Showcase": Presented by the American Impressionist Society. Nearly 200 original paintings from artists across the nation will be on display for this showcase. Runs through Aug. CTAC will host a four-day Impressionist plein air paint out in the Petoskey area on June 5–8, which will culminate with a “wet paint sale” & opening reception from 5-8pm on Sat., June 8. There will also be live painting demonstrations ...
"Small Works, Big Impact: Community College Project": Over 100 community members, ages 3 to 80+ created work for this exhibition. It is a fundraiser & as the work sells, it is taken off the wall. Runs through Aug. 16.
Periwinkle Garden Club's Biannual Garden Walk : Tour selected gardens in Frankfort at your own pace. Guides are available at each garden to answer your gardening & landscaping questions. Tickets available from: Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce, Crystal Crate and Cargo in Beulah, Hulls of Frankfort, & Shear Class Salon and Day Spa in Elberta. If purchasing day of walk, go to Mineral Springs Park on Main St. Questions? Email: FrankfortGardenClub@gmail.com
TC Artists Reunite for Exhibition: Featuring three artists who met years ago while attending high school in TC. They include Glenn Wolff, Nancy Nash & Steve Kline. Enjoy seeing recent work from each of their portfolios. An opening reception will be held on Fri., June 7 from 5-7pm. Runs through July 12.
The Magic Thursday Artists Summer Show & Sale: Runs July 1 - Aug. 31. Enjoy over 100 works of original art in oil, pastel, acrylic & watercolor. Hours are weekdays from 10am-5pm. The opening reception is on July 10 from 5-7pm. A special feature this year is “Art Takes Flight," a nod to the beauty of birds in northern MI.
Science Bunny Workshop with Brianne Farley: Author-illustrator Brianne Farley will read her newest book, "Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure," written by Camille Andros. Like Charlotte, attendees will use their skills of scientific observation to examine, draw & color carrots.
"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.
"Pencil and Paper": This summer is dedicated to the fine art of drawing, a fundamental building block of which most other forms of art are created. This exhibit will highlight works from three regional artists: Paul VanHeest, James Johnson, Erwin P. Lewandowski, & two Charlevoix-based artists: Paul Andrzejewski & Steve Toornman. Runs June 14 - Aug. 10.
"Minglings: The Migration": Featuring internationally recognized fiber artist Gerhardt Knodel. Inspired by a 17th century Ming dynasty textile fragment that traveled in its day from China to Portugal. Runs June 9 - Sept. 8. Open daily 10am-5pm & Sundays from 1-5pm.
"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.
HAIR Presented by Parallel 45 Theatre: HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Books and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado. Music by Galt McDermott. The new outdoor venue will have food trucks, wine & more. Complimentary post-show talk back on July 14 after 2pm matinee.
Music for a Summer Day: North Oakland Concert Band with NMC Concert Band. Featuring "Music from the Incredibles" & "Navigation Inn." Robyn Myers will perform "Rhapsody for Flute," James Kircoff will play "Rhapsody for Euphonium," plus much more.