2020 Watershed Challenge: Celebrate the clean, healthy water our region boasts by participating in the 2020 Watershed Challenge: Grand Traverse Bay Your Way. This virtual challenge encourages people to get outside & bike, swim, run, paddle, or hike. Participants are challenged to collectively exceed the goal of 2,020 miles completed. Registration opens June 25 at 7am & the event runs from July 25 - August 22.
Alden 5K/10K Run, 2 Mile Walk Goes Virtual: Run/walk any time before July 25. $20 registration fee includes a t-shirt & being entered for the chance to win door prizes. Benefits the local high school cross country teams. Those registering will receive an email with information about sending their time &/or photo(s) to The Alden Run.
Calling Artists:: Reserve a space to share & sell your art for a cause in the Imprés parking lot during the Imprés Art Walk held on July 12 from 12-5pm. All entry donations benefit Women's Resource Center, TART Trails, & Black Lives Matter. Contact: email@example.com.
Kids Art Contest: "Michigan at Play": Submit your 8x10 inch, horizontal artwork depicting the active & fun lifestyle the beautiful region of the state offers. Nine entries will be chosen for display in the Frankfort Medical Group, a primary care office located inside Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital. Include your name, age & submission title. Pieces due to Oliver Art Center by July 10. For info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Call for Submissions: "Citizen's Coping": Artists of all mediums are invited to examine how the last four years have changed them personally (or not), & express how the actions of this administration has affected them. NEW: Examine the effects of COVID-19 as well. Deadline to apply & enter submission is: 9/5/2020. Show Opens: 10/9/2020.
Wine, Water & Wheels!: This Black Star Farms Outdoor Adventure Package will provide a day of biking & sightseeing through Leelanau County, & one's choice of paddle activity on Suttons Bay. Visit Black Star Farms online for details.
#SafeHarbor 4th of July Online Celebration: The Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local residents & businesses to decorate their homes, businesses & vehicles & post the pictures on the chamber's Facebook page or email them to: email@example.com. Please include the address of your home or business when you send them a picture. They will compile a list of patriotic homes & businesses, with addresses, so others can drive around town & ...
6FT APART ART: Clothesline Exhibit Call-for-Entries: The Glen Arbor Arts Center is moving art outdoor as part of its 6ft Apart Art series of creative, pop-up events. The first event is the Clothesline Exhibit, July 24 – Aug. 27. Create an unframed painting, drawing, photograph or collage on a single sheet of paper that creatively interprets northern MI’s landscape & woodlands. Each work will be placed in a sealed plastic envelope & ...
Words For Water Poetry Throw-down Call For Poets: “Who owns the water?” That question is the basis for the July 31 Words For Water open-air poetry throw-down at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. This event is part of the GAAC’s 6ft Apart Art program, a series of outdoor pop-up events, and is offered in collaboration with FLOW [For Love Of Water]. Each writer may read up to five minutes. No pre-registration is required.
Outside Isn't Canceled! Grand Traverse Kids' Bike Library: To keep elementary-aged students pedaling by making sure they always have a bike that fits, no matter their family’s resources. See what's available online, schedule an appointment to pick up your bike from the Wheelhouse, & then ride it until it doesn't fit anymore.
6th Annual Haiku Contest: Send in your original haiki by Aug. 15. You can enter as many as you'd like. Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at Landmark Books in The Village, TC.
Art in a Time of Coronavirus - A Postcard Response: Call-for-entry. Exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5. This an exhibition of postcards created in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Postcards will be installed in the GAAC’s Lobby Gallery, & exhibited in tandem with the Power Tools exhibition in the main gallery. The submission deadline is Aug. 12.
Free Virtual Online Art Classes: Starting June 29, kids can log into Google Classroom & join Meg Louwsma, OAC’s art instructor, for lessons on historic periods of art & artists, face to face teaching & assistance, how-to videos of several art projects & a story time segment with Kaitlin from Benzie Shores District Library. Each class will last 1 week & will conclude with an online exhibition of student work. Classes ...
Make a Mask, Make a Difference Contest: Now through July 6 Oliver Art Center is accepting donations of handmade masks from crafters, designers, seamstresses & artists of all ages. The masks need to be latex free, made of breathable fabric, & washable. Submissions will be judged on overall creativity & originality. There will be both youth & adult brackets with cash prizes. Adults first place receives $250 & Youth first place receives $75. ...
Manitou Music Poster Competition: The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2021 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for on-line submissions is Sept. 17. Open to all current GAAC members.
New Views: Birdlandia: This virtual juried exhibition focuses on birds, both the literal & symbolic ways they help to describe our inner & outer lives, home, relationships, the state of the ecology & more.
Power Tools - A Juried Exhibition: Seeking submissions for this exhibit through Aug. 12. The exhibit runs Sept. 11 – Nov. 5 & is built on the belief that the visual arts provide powerful tools of expression.
TADL Virtual Summer Reading Club: Keep track of your daily reading minutes. Runs June 15 - July 27. Sign up online at tadl.org or via the TADL app. The Finale Party will be held on Mon., July 27 via Zoom or Facebook Live.
Virtual Film Series: "Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project": Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle & ended when Marion passed away in 2012. Streams are free on the PBS app & PBS.org through July 14.
Calling Michigan Photographers: Photographers should be based in Michigan. Subject matter is open to anything. Monochromatic or black & white only. Up to three images may be submitted & considered for inclusion. Deadline to submit is July 20. Exhibit will run Aug. 14-30.
Frankfort 4th of July Hometown Pride: All community members & businesses are encouraged to decorate for the 4th. Share photos of your handiwork & your other family traditions & email to: email@example.com or tag the Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, Instagram &/or Twitter.
40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World: Runs through Aug. 16. Featuring the photography of Howard G. Buffett & 40 photographs that document the world hunger crisis as part of a global awareness campaign. Check web site for days & hours.
Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day: Runs through Aug. 16. On Aug. 1, 2014 artist Karen Bondarchuk set out to mark the passing time that her mother – diagnosed with dementia in 2010 – no longer could. For 365 days, she produced a crow a day on a hand-cut, hand-gessoed panel, remembering her mother as she once was & grieving her loss. See web site for days & times.
Pulped Under Pressure: Runs through Aug. 16. With traditional hand papermaking at its core, this exhibition underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history & craft. See web site for days & hours.
Water Justice: Securing Safe, Affordable Water For All: Learn about FLOW for Water's Great Lakes work to rebuild Michigan’s crumbling water infrastructure & to secure access to safe, affordable water for all. Featuring Executive Director Liz Kirkwood. A virtual program. Contact your Leelanau County Library to receive the Zoom meeting details.