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.
Stand Up For Great Lakes: Will be traveling the entire Chain of Lakes Water Trail, from Six-Mile Lake to the Elk Rapids Dam, to raise money & awareness for the Chain of Lakes Water Trail & Paddle Antrim.
NuEnergy's First Annual Virtual 5K Color Tour: Run any time between Aug. 29 - Sept. 8. Proceeds benefit the T.A.C.K.L.E. Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation. "Together Against Cancer, Kept Local Everyday." Must register by Aug. 22.
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.
Advance Medical Care Planning Workshop with Heartland Hospice: A virtual program hosted by the Leelanau County Libraries. Email Laura at email@example.com to receive Zoom meeting details.
Misfits for Change Candle Sale & Fundraiser: Presented by In the stars Candles. Everything will be under $5. Fifty percent of the proceeds raised will be donated to Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan & The Children's Center in Detroit.
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.
33rd Annual Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour - Now Virtual: Participate any time now through Aug. 16. Help make transformational wishes come true for Michigan children battling critical illnesses. The largest fundraising event for Make-A-Wish Michigan. Register for the WAM 300 or WAM 50. 810-522-6510.
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.
Call for Artists: 52nd Annual Cheboygan Arts Festival: This festival will be held on Facebook. Each artist may submit high quality & high resolution images of original art (maximum 3 pieces). The art may be any medium. Include your name, contact info & price of the art, if it is for sale. Please include a complete description of the artwork including size, weight & medium. Deadline to submit is Aug. 1.
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.
Oliver Art Center's No Gala Gala: Featuring an online auction & drone powered golf ball drop. Purchase a golf ball online or over the phone for the Drone Drop for $25. Prizes for the balls closest to the hole & the ball farthest from the hole include: $1,000 cash prize, new MacBook Air, iPad Pro, & Air Pods Pro. Balls on sale through Aug. 15. You can also bid for an Up ...
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.
Members Create: Annual exhibition showcasing members’ talents. Runs July 24 – Aug. 27. On display: 25 works in both 2D & 3D. The online version of the exhibition is available for viewing beginning July 24. Open Mon. – Fri., 11am–2 pm; & Sat. & Sun., 11am – 2pm.
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.