National Writers Series Scholarship Competition: Calling 11th & 12th graders! Submit your best writing through March 1 at the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation website. Four scholarships are awarded each year in fiction, nonfiction, poetry & journalism with $1,000 awarded for each category. Eligible writers must have a permanent address in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau counties & be an 11th or 12th grader during the 2020/21 school year.
Northern Home & Cottage 2020 Virtual Tour: Explore 8 of Up North's most stunning residences from the comfort of your own home through virtual video documentaries by Eagle Eye Video Production. This donation-only event benefits the Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan. Suggested donation is $15. Runs through Jan.
"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.
"Neither Wolf Nor Dog": Available for home viewing from Jan. 24-30. Adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name by Kent Nerburn, "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" follows a white author who is drawn into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95 year old Lakota elder & his side-kick. Contact the Glen Lake Library for the streaming link. The number ...
Call for Artists: 'Love Is' February Online Exhibit: Artists are invited to submit artwork of all media to be posted & for sale on the Northport Arts Association website through Feb. The theme is 'Love Is.' Love is your art & what your art means to you & others. Calling for artists through Jan. 24.
Call to Artists: Jordan Art Walk: Submit a sculpture for placement in a new sculpture walk exhibit in East Jordan. The exhibit theme is our relationship to our abundant natural resource of water. This may include but is not limited to water activities, cycles, quality, wildlife, cultural concepts. Submit up to 3 entries digitally by March 31: email@example.com.
Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Pre-Ride: Meet at Iron Fish Distillery, Thompsonville at 10am & ride to Crystal Mountain to complete a few laps on the Fat Chance race course. After, ride back to Iron Fish Distillery for food & drink specials. A 2-hour Fat Tire bike rental is $25.
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 ...
Senior Center Network Helps!: People in the 60-plus age group have become increasingly isolated during the COVID-19 “stay-at-home” order & are challenged by an even greater reliance on technology. The Senior Center, TC offers puzzles, exercise equipment, & books available to be "checked out." Call 922-4911 to make arrangements to pick up. The “Little Free Library” located outside the main entrance is open at all times. There are also "boredom ...
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.
Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest: Presented by Great Lakes Children's Museum, Ann Arbor Hands-On, CauseConnect, & Toyota USA. This contest is designed to inspire creativity in youth, ages 4-15, & help them imagine the future of mobility. A total of nine U.S. winners will be announced during March 2021. These winners will receive cash prizes, ready-to-frame digital scans of their drawings, & award certificates. Also, their artwork will be submitted to ...
Exhibit: Joan Richmond | Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages: An exhibition of 12 new works is on display, Jan. 15 – April 22. Richmond is more widely known for her distinctive, spare gouache paintings depicting land- & waterscapes. This exhibit includes more than 60 pieces she created during COVID-19 isolation. The GAAC is open Mon. through Sat., 11am–2pm.
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.