Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair: Aug. 20-25. Featuring a Frankie Ballard Concert, Beatles vs. Elvis Showdown, grandstand shows, rides, 4-H tent, Firefighter Show, Lego Man, pony, mini-horse & draft pulls, monster trucks & auto cross racing & much more.
"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 ...
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.
"Sea to Sky" : Solo show of MI artist Edward Duff. Featuring recognizable scenes of the region & beyond. An opening reception will be held tonight from 5-8pm. Show runs during gallery hours through Sept. 1.
Exhibit: Marilyn Silver Quilting Legacy : Featuring Marilyn's quilting timeline from 1998-present. Runs Aug. 16 - Sept. 7. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Aug. 17 from 4-7pm & will include the quilts of the late Marilyn Silver. Also enjoy wine, light fare & Tom Kaufman on piano.
Juried Fine Art Exhibit Call for Entries: Presented by the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Awards for 2-D & 3-D artwork. Entries can be in any fine art medium except photography. MI artists 16 years of age & older may enter. Submissions (limited to 3) must be dropped off at the GACA Arts Center from Aug. 20-29 during hours of 11am-3pm, Tues.-Fri. & 12-2pm, Sat. Exhibit runs Sept. 4 - Nov. 1.
"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.
Sweetwater Evening Garden Club's Monthly Speaker & Meeting: Guest speaker will be Emily Cook of the Northwest MI Invasive Species Network. She will speak on the growing movement to replant native plants & fight the threat of invasive plants. 938-9611.