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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Stocker Exhibit: "Bright Spot":: Hosted by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center at The Old Art Building, Leland. This out of doors exhibit will be on display on the building & from the trees, allowing the art to interact with the changing light & wind. It is an extension of Hospital Art for Kids, a non-profit organization Richard began in 2000 after losing his son to cancer. It portrays that we ...
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.
Norte Clubhouse's Community Bike Shop is Now Free to All: Summer hours: Mon. through Fri., 12-6pm. Located at the GT County Civic Center’s southern entrance, TC. Scheduling an appointment is helpful: 231-883-2404.
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.
Concerts on the Lawn Goes Radio-Retro Featuring Jimmy Buffett Tribute w/ Jim Hawley: Bringing you recorded concerts from the Grand Lawn to your own lawn, couch or kitchen table through the radio airwaves on WCCW 107.5 FM. Pass the virtual bucket for any free-will donations by visiting the website during the concert at www.gtpavilions.org/donate.