Baskets of Bounty Holiday Donation Drive for Area Seniors: The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging is seeking: paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, flushable wipes, lip balm (Chapstick), Band-Aids, shampoo/conditioner combo, body lotion, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, liquid hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent (smaller containers), assorted puzzle books (new), hand sanitizer & wipes, & cat & dog treats. Donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to: Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging. Cash donations ...
Call for Entries for 10th Annual Young Playwrights Festival: Regional high school students are invited to submit an original one-act play. Finalists are paired with national theater mentors, win $100 & see their play performed on the City Opera House stage. Deadline is Dec. 11.
Hybrid Virtual Farmland 5K & Free for All Bike: Challenge yourself on the original course anytime from Dec. 4-6 & still get your finisher medal & event souvenir. A classic, European style turf grass course awaits you with optional knee high barriers including straw bales, fallen logs, wood fence & stone fence. Traverse over grass or snow & ice, wooded dirt trails, & farmland running terrain. Register by Dec. 3.
Northern Home & Cottage 2020 Virtual Tour: Featuring eight homes in northern MI, along with contractors, designers & homeowners. Tickets are a suggested donation of $15. Benefits Child & Family Services of Northwest Michigan.
Art de Trois Femmes Holiday Art Show: Presented by Vada Color and Ledbetter Gallery. Featuring artists Katherine Corden, Dani Knoph & Katie Lowran. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Nov. 7 from 12-6pm. The show runs through Nov. Ledbetter Gallery is open Mon. through Fri., 9am-4pm or by appointment.
"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.
Artist Appreciation Exhibition: Dedicated to artists who have donated their work or time to OAC's annual summer fundraising galas for the past few years. With twenty two regional artists participating, the exhibition features everything from oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, to fiber art, to sculptures, and ceramics. Runs through Dec. 4. Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 10am-4:30pm; Sat.: 10am-4pm; Sun.: Closed.
Bake Sale to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters: Real Estate One in downtown TC is hosting its annual bake sale to help provide mentors to children in the community. All ordering & purchasing will be done online, with a curbside pick-up. All proceeds from this sale will be matched 100% by the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation & will support the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters in the community. Orders can be picked ...
Buddy in Window Decorating Contest: This year's theme is Buddy from the movie "Elf." Harbor Springs: Decorate your windows, storefronts, yards, & city. Prizes for first, second & third place in five categories: Retail Gifts, Retail Clothing, Restaurants, Service, & Residential. Fill out entry form & email to: email@example.com. Entry deadline has been extended to Dec. 17.
GAAC Outdoor Gallery: Call for Entries: The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions for its 2021 Outdoor Gallery. The exhibition space is the south & west exterior walls of the GAAC’s building at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. Original work by a single artist will be selected by a jury, & exhibited from May 2021 to April 2022. Deadline for submissions is February 25, 2021. Open to all media, the ...
artBright Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner Give Away: Held on Nov. 25 for Interlochen families who are in financial need & impacted by COVID-19. Read the event details that are posted on artBright's Facebook page & send a private message to artBright Admin through the FB page. In addition to Thanksgiving dinner ingredients, each care package contains one watercolor leaf rubbing art kit with supplies to make four nature infused shimmering watercolor paintings together ...
All Media Open Call to Michigan Artists: Submit to: re | ART: reject, reflect, refine, remark, a juried fine arts exhibit. Artists are invited to comment visually on the many shifts taking place in our current experience, as change opens a path to rethink, revisit, reunite, recharge, reevaluate, redefine, etc. Juror will award cash prizes. Deadline for entry is Jan. 10 at noon.
Call & Response: This exhibit recognizes the many ways works of art can spark conversation, action & aid in the processing of ideas, feelings, experiences & events. Original work in a variety of media will be on display. Runs Sept. 21 - Dec. 18.
Charlevoix Circle mARkeT: Charlevoix Circle of Arts hosts its annual Circle mARkeT, Nov. 19 - Jan. 2, featuring over 40 local artists' & makers' handmade items, original art & locally produced specialty treats. To celebrate the mARkeT opening on Thurs., Nov. 19, Charlevoix Circle of Arts will be offering extended hours from 4-7pm, with several prize giveaways throughout the day. Open: Mon.-Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 11am-3pm; *Wed. & Thurs. mornings ...
Free "Make & Take" Craft Kits: Through Dec. 31, while supplies last, drop by Charlevoix Circle of Arts & pick up a free ornament craft kit to take home & enjoy. Also shop the Circle Holiday mARkeT, which features over 30 local artists & makers & unique gifts.
Mathias J. Alten: An American Artist at the Turn of the Century: The German-born American Impressionist Mathias Joseph Alten, often referred to as the Dean of Michigan painters, is regarded as one of the most celebrated regionalist artists to have worked in the United States. Runs through Jan. 31. Open Sun. through Thurs., 11am-4pm.
Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy: This exhibit celebrates Michigan’s modern architectural design history from 1928-2012. It is comprised of over 50 photographs by James Haefner primarily for the State Historic Preservation Office as part of their Michigan Modern Project, & featured in the book by State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway, titled "Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy." Runs through Jan. 31. Open Sun. through Thurs., 11am-4pm.
Small Works Holiday Exhibition: An exhibition of original art – painting, photography, fiber, mixed media, jewelry & more. Featuring art work 12” x 12” & smaller, all priced at $150 or less. Runs through Dec. 17. The GAAC is open daily, 11am – 2pm.
The Collective Impulse: New Work by Ruth Bardenstein, Jean Buescher Bartlett & Susan Moran: These three artists met in Ann Arbor &, over time, have nurtured both personal & creative connections. They regularly share & critique one another’s work & together visit gallery & museum exhibitions.
Home for the Holidays Zoom Gathering 101: Presented by Lea M. Dietzel, MSA, BBA, North Central Michigan College. Review the basics of Zoom as both a participant & host, & incorporate activities you might consider to spice up the holiday season. Wear your best holiday apparel – Thanksgiving or Christmas themed... ugliest sweater, coolest Santa hat, or whatever you think will get you the most votes. Top three will win a prize. Register.