11th Annual Fifth Third Bank (Virtual) Leapin' Leprechaun 5K: Register now & run/walk anytime between March 13-31. Get a swag bag, complete with a pair of lucky socks. Starts at $30 plus sign up fee; increases after Feb. 28.
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.
"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.
CTAC's 19th Annual Young Writers Exposition: Call for Young Writers: Elementary, middle & high school students who attend schools served by the Char-Em ISD (or home school students in Charlevoix or Emmet counties) may submit one work of poetry, prose, or one of each. Winning writers of all age groups receive a medal, journal, & McLean & Eakin Booksellers gift card, while also having their work published in the digital Petoskey News-Review. Middle & high school ...
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ...
Guild Member Salon Show 2021 - Online Exhibition: Runs through March 6. This show invites all participating artist members to include work in a salon style exhibition. The resulting display offers a range & depth of stylistic approaches, experience, media, & content.
Next Gen Virtual Event: "Wings of Courage": An original play with music by Mad River Theater Works, based on Eugene Bullard's life, the first African-American combat pilot & adventurer. True story. Register.
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 ...
Snow Sculpture Stroll: Presented by 5 To One & Norte. Sign up with Great Start to be a sculptor, stroller, or both. Sculptors will receive a free Talking is Teaching resource bag, book, & a yard sign... plus some Norte swag. Runs Feb. 1 - March 15.
BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art: This exhibit explores the imaginative ways that air is used as a tool to create large-scale sculptures. The artists translate everyday materials and imagery into larger-than-life, yet nearly lighter-than-air art. Curated by Carrie Lederer and organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. "The Art Of: Nicole Banowetz" will be held via Zoom on Feb. 25 at 6:30pm. This ...
Calling Women Artists: The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is accepting entries for an all-women art show, "Soul Sisters." Up to two pieces of art can be submitted for a $20 fee. Entries are due March 5. The exhibit launches on March 12 & runs through April 16.
Dex R. Jones: Storied Portraits: Influenced by the cultural richness of his Caribbean heritage and Pan-African studies, Dexter R. Jones removes the veil of self-conscious inhibition by eliminating the preconceived sense of beauty and reveals its true splendor in it's vulnerable state. Open Sun. through Thurs., 11am-4pm.
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.
New Winter Trail: Snowshoe, cross-country ski, or hike Brys Estate's 111 acres. Choose from two winter trail options. Open daily from 11am-5pm. Keep warm with an insulated mug of Spiked Hot Apple Cider or a glass of wine while you enjoy the trail, or enjoy it post exercise at one of the fire pits in the snowy open space. Winter trails are not groomed & equipment is not provided.
You Are T/HERE: An exhibition that asks exhibitors to visually explore & describe what their own, personal “here” or “there” looks like. Runs Jan. 15 – March 25. In addition, an online version of the exhibition may be viewed at GlenArborArt.org.
re | ART: reflect, reject, refine, remark: Juried fine art exhibit. Runs Feb. 1 - 27. Artists are invited to comment visually to the many shifts taking place in this current experience. Juror is Joann Condino of Three Pines Studio.
Festival of the Book Presents Virtual Conversation: The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book presents Kevin Wilson, in conversation with 2019 Festival presenter Brock Clarke. Held via Zoom. Brock & Kevin will discuss Kevin's New York Times bestselling book, "Nothing to See Here." Registration required. $10 suggested donation.