89th Annual Charlevoix Venetian Festival : July 20-27. Includes Aquapalooza, Beach Bash Basketball, Venetian Swim Meet, Main Street Monday with Dorthy Gerber Strings, Miriam Pico & more, Junior Sailing Regatta, Sailing Regatta, Venetian Rhythms with Mitch Ryder, Gin Blossoms & more, fireworks, Drenth Memorial Footrace, Ryan Shay Mile, Street Parade, The Bridge Street Block Party, Boat Parade & much more.
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival: Equestrian competition, featuring jumpers, hunters & equitation with riders from around the country competing for prestige & prize money. Runs every Tues./Weds. through Sun. each week from July 3 - Aug 11. Every Sun. is family day, offering a variety of activities for the whole family, including autograph sessions, face painting, shopping, dining, the horseless horse show, farmers market & more.
Great Northern Fine Art Explosion: 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. 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, concluding with the awards gala ...
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.
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.
Tuesday Tours: Join Dennos volunteer docents for a guided tour of the museum. Your guide will lead you through the galleries for an informative & interactive experience, including discussion, looking exercises, & more.
"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.
Charting the Third Coast: Presentation by local historian Andrew White. An in depth look at what it took to chart the waters surrounding the Leelanau Peninsula in 1860 for safe navigation of the Great Lakes.
AuSable River Festival: July 19-28. Includes the 8th Annual Car & Truck Show Cruise Night, Great Northern Art Explosion, 34th Annual Classic Car & Truck Show, C-1 Race, C-2 Race, Junior & Fledgling Races, Mentor Races, H.U.P. Race, Grayling's Got Talent, live music by A Brighter Bloom & Oh Brother Big Sister, GRA's 10K/5K, AuSable River Canoe Marathon & much more.
Detox Yoga Flow: Held in the cafe space at Press on Juice. This one hour class involves twists & poses that are focused to help eliminate toxins from the body through movement & breath. Bring your own mat. 944-5694.
"What the Eyes Don't See": Bay View's Big Read event featuring author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, presenting with Senator Jim Ananich. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is the crusading pediatrician who first researched & revealed the lead in the blood of Flint, MI's children.
The Farewell Tour - Peter Frampton Finale: Rock legend Peter Frampton is known for his trademark "talk box" & virtuosic guitar riffs. His career has produced 19 albums, a Grammy Award, & hits such as "Baby, I Love Your Way" & "Do You Feel Like We Do."
Jazz from Interlochen: Join Interlochen Arts Academy Director of Jazz Studies Bill Sears & acclaimed jazz musicians Jeremy Allen, Sean Dobbins & Luke Gillespie as they perform an evening of jazz, America's own music.