2019 Michigan Tree Climbing Championship & Arbor Fair: Professional tree climbers will perform five different events in preliminary rounds of competition. Each event tests the competitor's ability to professionally & safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree care tasks in a timely manner.
Red Wings Host Training Camp: Sept. 13-16. Red Wings players, prospects & tryouts will be divided into teams who will practice & scrimmage throughout camp, including the annual Red & White Game on Sun., Sept. 15 at noon. The team will hold one more practice on Mon., Sept. 16 prior to breaking camp to begin their preseason schedule.
Anniversary Opening Day Celebration at Old Town Playhouse, TC: Celebrate the opening of the first production, Oscar Wilde’s comedy, "The Importance of Being Earnest." The Cracked Breakfast Truck will be in the parking lot until 1pm & in the lower level there will be tea from Light of Day Organics, floral & garden paintings by local artists, ticket sales, & Playhouse information tables.
Fiber Without Borders: A juried exhibition of 2D & 3D work exploring fiber materials in fresh, original ways. A reception to launch the exhibition is Fri., Sept. 13, 6-8pm. Runs through Nov 7. Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 9am-4pm. Sat. & Sun.: 12-4pm.
"Poetic Abstraction": The combined works of Rufus Snoddy & Pier Wright. The Opening of this exhibit will be held on Fri., Aug. 23 at 6pm. Rufus & Pier will share their written art for a night of prose & poetry on Fri., Sept. 6 at 7pm. The exhibit runs through Sept. 14.
Acorn Adventurers: For ages 4 & under. Presented by the GT Conservation District. A mix of guided & self-guided outdoor activities that allow young explorers & their grown-ups to explore, engage with, & experience the outdoors.
Annual All Media Juried Exhibition: Runs Sept. 6 - Oct. 4. Local & regional artists will compete for Gold ($1,000), Silver ($700) & Bronze ($300) awards. The opening reception takes place on Fri., Sept. 6 from 5-7pm. Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 10am-4:30pm. Sat.: 10am-4pm. Sun.: 12-4pm.
ORIGINAL: Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Prints: Featuring all forms of printmaking by artists from across the U.S. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Sept. 7 from 2-4pm. Exhibit runs through Nov. 14.
The Floating World: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Prints: A select assortment of prints by Japanese artists of the Edo & Meiji periods, including Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) & Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), will be on display. On loan from Purdue University's permanent collection. Runs Sept. 7, beginning at 2pm, through Nov. 14.
"Harbor Springs: Then & Now": Each piece of art from this exhibition is a snapshot of the people, events & landscapes which make up the heritage of Harbor Springs. Open on Fridays & Saturdays from 11am-3pm, July 26 - Oct. 12.
"Still Life With Soup": This juried show celebrates artist interpretations of the prompt, "Still Life With Soup." Over 20 works will be on display along with a selection of handmade Soup Bowls by area potters. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 13 from 5-7pm, featuring wine from Cherry Republic & light fare from John Cross Fishery. Exhibit runs through Nov. 2.
Modern Female Archetypes-Group Show: Featuring more than 20 female artists in a variety of mediums exploring the idea of archetypes & how they connect us all, often regardless of age, geography & social status. Runs from Sept. 6 - Oct. 6. An opening reception will coincide with the Downtown Fall Art Walk on Sept. 6 from 5-9pm. Hours: Wed.-Sat.: 11am-6pm; Sun.: 11am-4pm. Closed on Tues. Call on Mon. (sometimes closed).
Artist-in-Residence Talk: Emily Bate: Emily will discuss the music she made as part of her 2019 artist’s residency with the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Vocal arranger & composer Emily Bate’s residency will be spent composing & scoring music that is still in rough-draft form. While she is a GAAC AIR, Bate hopes to polish these compositions & ready them for an upcoming theater production in which she is involved.
A Performance After Hours: "A Tree on the Moon": An original one-man play by Raymond Goodwin with a series of scenes depicting the relationship between a lonely librarian in a small MI city & a local boy whose broken family is among the working poor.
"The Importance of Being Earnest": Two bachelors create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome social obligations. When they attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men named Ernest, confusion reigns.