Call for Student Artwork - 2020 NYE at CTAC, Petoskey: Entry is open to students 18 & under, in Charlevoix & Emmet counties, to submit their artwork for the New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center logo. The artwork will be used for promotional materials, t-shirts & admission buttons, & the selected artist will receive a family pass to the event & a gift certificate for art supplies. Download an entry form at crookedtree.org. The deadline ...
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.
"Michigan Now: Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition": Artists throughout the state of Michigan were invited to submit work of all media & subject matter. A total of 58 artists are represented in the exhibition of 79 works of art. A reception will be held on Sat., Sept. 21 from 2-4pm. Runs through Nov. 9.
41st Annual Apple Fest: Oct. 11-13. Held in East Park, Bridge Park & on Mason St. Area orchards will be set up with more than 30 types of apples & a variety of fall harvest items & more. There will also be an Art & Craft Show, petting farm, real camel, Pine River Jazz Band, Apple Fest Fun Run & much more.
Carole Harris: Art Quilts: This fiber artist extends the boundaries of traditional quilting by exploring other forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textures, materials & objects. A lecture with Harris will be held on Sat., Nov. 16 at 2pm in Milliken Auditorium.
Explorations in Wood: Selections from the Center for Art in Wood: Curated by Andy McGivern, this exhibition features 74 objects, a small sample of the work in the collection of Philadelphia’s Center for Art in Wood, gathered over a forty-year period.
Ken Cooper & Phil Joseph Exhibit: Cooper will show his abstract paintings & ceramic sculptures from his ‘Scratch and Dent’ series. Joseph will feature his large-scale abstract & landscape paintings. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Oct. 11 from 5-7pm. Exhibit runs through Nov. 22.
M22 Art2Art Popup Art Tour: Five venues featuring award-winning artists, all along M22 in Leelanau County. These include Glen Arbor Township Hall, Glen Arbor Arts Center, Cleveland Township Hall, Northport Arts Association Gallery, & Old Art Building. Today's hours are 10am-5pm.
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.
OTP is Looking for Art: Old Town Playhouse is looking for art depicting winter scenes or holiday scenes to be part of a mini art exhibit. This exhibit will take place during performances of "Elf the Musical," beginning Nov. 15 & running through Dec. 14. Contact Deb Jackson: 947-2210. The art must be delivered to the Playhouse by Mon., Nov. 4, 2019.
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.
The Great Pumpkin Dash & PUPkin Costume Parade: You & your pumpkins have one goal: crossing the finish line unsquashed. Prizes for best costume, heaviest lug & more. The Dash rolls through Mt. Holiday's woodsy terrain, taking you through four fun obstacles. You have to carry a pumpkin; pick one from the patch before the dash begins. The Halloween Dog Parade follows right after the dash. Awards given for creativity, look-alikes & more. Proceeds ...
"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.
Artists for FLOW: Twenty artists in the region created a work based on the theme of or inspired by the Great Lakes. Proceeds from this show benefit the local organization, FLOW. It runs through Nov. 5th.
“The CTAC Instructors Show”: This exhibit highlights the creative work of CTAC visual arts instructors. Course instructors for both CTAC-Petoskey & CTAC-Traverse City locations were invited to participate. A variety of styles & media will be on display, including watercolor, oil, pastel, photography & fibers. Runs Sept. 21 - Oct. 26.
Bruce Catton's Benzonia: A Walking Tour: Presented by the Benzie Area Historical Society. The tour will highlight places mentioned by Catton in his reminiscence "Waiting for the Morning Train," the story of his childhood & adolescence in Benzonia. Led by historian & Benzie Area Historical Museum Curator Jane Purkis. The tour will end at the Benzie Area Historical Museum with a discussion about Catton’s significance as a writer of popular Civil War ...
Books, Babes & Booze: Five authors writing in genres including urban fantasy/murder mystery, historical romance, rom/com, contemporary fiction & contemporary romance come together for lively discussion. Enjoy a cocktail reception where you will meet the authors, followed by a panel discussion on books, genres, writing techniques, funny stories & insights on the world of novel writing.
Garden Storyteller Series — Harvest Tales to Tell Together: Experience the magic of the autumn season with Michigan Humanities Touring Artist & Storyteller Jenifer Strauss. Enjoy stories & songs about the cycles of nature & a pumpkin craft.
Guided Art Park Color Tour: Join Michigan Legacy Art Park interpreter Caitlin Chism as she takes you on a tour of the fall foliage. You will learn why & how trees prepare for winter, as well as how to identify the more commonly found trees within the park.
Traverse Symphony Orchestra Fantastique Night with Nancy Stagnitta: TSO Principal Flutist, Nancy Stagnitta, demonstrates her versatility & artistry in David Amram’s jazz-inspired musical love letter to the Beat Generation, Giants of the Night.
Traverse Area Historical Society Oakwood Cemetery Tours: Meet at the main entrance of Oakwood Cemetery off of Eighth St., directly across from the intersection of Fair Street & Eighth Street, TC. Find 'TAHS Oakwood Cemetery Tours' on Facebook.
A Northern Michigan Singer/Songwriter Tribute to the Music of John Prine: Singer/songwriters Kevin Johnson & Kirby, with special guests Sean Miller & Claire Bates, share some of their favorite music from Mr. John Prine.