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 Michigan 22nd Annual Trinity Lutheran Christmas Cookie Sale: Pick up your order on Dec. 12 from 10am-2pm curbside at 1003 South Maple St., TC, the home of Trinity Lutheran Church and School. Ticket orders are underway at MyNorthTickets.com. Order tickets on the MyNorthTickets website & pay by credit card there, or order in person at the Trinity Lutheran Church Office & pay by cash or check. Offering 28 festive cookies in a variety pack.
Donate to Mitten & Hat Trees: At local banks/credit union in East Jordan from Nov. 30 - Dec. 11. All donations go to Care & Share Food Pantry for distribution during this holiday season. Other items that are welcomed: socks, slippers, scarves, earmuffs, etc.
Toys for Tots Benefit: Stuff the Toy Bus: Meijer will match toys purchased from their store & dropped off at the BATA bus set up next to US-31 South. Great Wolf Lodge water park passes will be distributed while supplies last with toy donations.
"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.
"Just Great ART": Presented by Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan. An online exhibit & sale of over 50 works by regional artists. 20% of the proceeds benefit City Opera House. Runs through Feb. 28.
"Kids on Community": Youth artists were invited to submit artwork in response to the theme of "Community." Fun, thoughtful & creative interpretations by Michigan youth (grades 3 - 12) are included in this online image gallery. Runs Dec. 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.
"The Lamplighter": This sculpture created by artists Tyler & Ashley Voorhees was constructed with dozens of antiquated tools & manmade artifacts in a grand gesture to this humble worker of the past. You are invited to pedal the stationary bikes surrounding the sculpture to generate light. "The Lamplighter" symbolizes a collective connection to spread that light. The exhibition will run from Dec. 4 - Jan. 4. Presented by ...
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.
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 ...
HollyPOP Reimagined: A Festival of Lights: "12 Days of Christmas" tree display on front lawn. Each tree was given a color, designated by the ornaments & the individual artists were assigned a tree & a line from the '12 Days of Christmas'. They were free to interpret/express their theme as they wished. Runs through Jan. 1, 2021.
Leelanau Gives Back: The Homestead will be running a drive from Dec. 1-17 for non-perishable foods, clothing & supplies for all ages, & monetary donations. All proceeds will go to Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Any monetary donations will be matched by The Homestead, up to $5,000. Donating anything will put your name in for a chance to win a $150 gift card to be used anywhere at The Homestead. Please ...
Santa will Reply to North Pole Express Mail: From now until Dec. 17, drop your letter to Santa at the dedicated mailbox located at the Lyric Theater, Harbor Springs. Kids, remember to include your name & address so that Santa will know exactly where to send his reply.
The COVID 19 Wreath Collection: Presented by Art Rapids. Bring an old or new wreath to the Walk of Art Park, Elk Rapids & attach it to the fence on S. Bayshore Dr. Give some festive bling to a "Pandemic" fence that goes on & on. Take a photo & tag on Instagram or Facebook: #artrapids.
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 ...
Dennos Museum Mini Holiday Artist Market: Shop online, Dec. 1-23. Featuring the work of over 20 Michigan artists. Dennos Museum is temporarily closed to the public until Dec. 9 alongside NMC. Please visit the museum website for up to date hours of operation.
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.
Kosch Restaurants Match Donations: Four northern Michigan restaurants will match donations made by their diners to Toys for Tots. Alpine Tavern and Eatery, CRAVE Pasta, Pizza and Pub in Gaylord, along with Moose and Stella’s Café and Trout Town Tavern and Eatery in Kalkaska are selling Toys for Tots trains for a $5 donation & will match that donation up to $1,000 at each location. The restaurants will also accept ...
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.
Young Playwrights Festival Free Zoom Class: For area high school students. Learn the fundamentals of playwrighting & develop your own 20-minute play to submit to the Young Playwrights Festival by Dec. 11. The class meets Nov. 4, Nov. 6, & Dec. 4 from 3:45-5pm. Class size limited. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with email address, name, mailing address, school, age & phone number.
Registration for Battle of the Books: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6. Open to fourth & fifth graders residing or attending school within the boundaries of Grand Traverse County, the Traverse City Area Public Schools school district, Elk Rapids School District, Forest Area Schools Community Schools school district, Leelanau County, & Benzie County. A book-based quiz competition. Kids read stories together & then compete for the Championship VIP Prize. Teams also have a ...
"The Lesson of the Lark" Virtual Choral Concert: Hosted by NMC Director of Music Programs Jeffrey Cobb. The NMC Music Department, Audio Tech and Visual Communications programs are premiering a new concert work celebrating the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage. It is based on local author Laura Knight Cobb’s recently published book of the same name, a dramatic interpretation of the struggle for women’s voting rights. Visit nmc.edu for Zoom link prior to event.