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.
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.
Tour de TART Goes Virtual: Experience nearly 100 miles of trail by running, walking, biking, skating and/or roller skiing your way across the TART Trails bingo card. Complete your Bingo card between July 10-26; electronically or printed. Prizes will be randomly awarded to lucky participants throughout the event. All participants who complete the registration form and submit their completed horizontal, vertical, or diagonal Bingo pattern will be eligible to choose a ...
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.
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.
"Don't Miss the Boat": Presented by the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society. This exhibit highlights the historic ferries of Little Traverse Bay & features original watercolors & giclees by local artist William Talmadge Hall. Runs through the summer of 2021. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-3pm.
6th Annual Haiku Contest: Send in your original haiki by Aug. 15. You can enter as many as you'd like. Email submissions to: email@example.com or drop off at Landmark Books in The Village, TC.
Accelerate the Cure Plein Air Event Display: The Alzheimer's Association hosted Accelerate the Cure, where plein air painters captured scenes from Fountain Point Resort in Lake Leelanau. This display features the work made during the event. Runs through July 31.
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 ...
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.
Very Cherry Porch Parade: Virtual event. July 4-11. During what would have been the National Cherry Festival Week, members of the community are asked to celebrate by decorating their porch, yard or window. The theme is Cherries. Register your porch, window or yard by July 2.
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.
Skill Swap: Observational Drawing: A Facebook Live event. Ruby Andromeda Miller guides both beginner & advanced artists through a series of drawing exercises designed to ground the observer in the moment. Part art lesson, part meditation.
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. The July 15 virtual chat features Melissa Potter & Reni Gower at 10:30am; July 22 features Marilyn Propp at 10:30am.
Gravestone Maintenance Training: The Benzie Area Historical Society is beginning a project to train volunteers in the correct methods of cleaning cemetery gravestones. Bring a “cleaning kit” consisting of a bucket, gallon or two of water, stiff natural brush, stiff spoon, an old toothbrush, a trowel, trash bag, & plastic or wood “scraper.” Must wear masks & abide by social distancing. 231.882.5539.