Arts for All Amazing April Auction: Bid on helicopter tours, boat rides, local art & massages. Bidding begins on Mon., April 19 (12:15am) & ends on Sun., April 25 (11:45pm) via 32Auctions.com All funds raised will be put toward the scholarship fund as well as summer programming. In addition Real Estate One Charitable Foundation will match all funds raised at 50%.
Essay Contest: The Economic Club of Traverse City is accepting entries for its annual essay contest. This year’s essay question is: Should the government, at any level, spend taxpayer dollars for early childhood (birth to kindergarten) programs? Discuss the costs & benefits to society of such programs as Head Start, early child development, home visitation, nutrition counseling, etc. First place award is $1,500; second place is $1,000. The ...
Iceman Cometh Virtual Training Challenge: Ride 500, 1,000, or 3,000 miles to prepare for the 2021 Bell's Iceman Cometh Challenge presented by Trek. Each distance will have its own exclusive Strava Club for tips & support, with all entrants eligible for prizes each month. Runs March 5 - Oct. 30. Registration ends Sept. 30.
Purses with a Purpose: The Michigan State Police Gaylord Post is gathering NEW purses & toiletry bags filled with comfort items to benefit The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan & be distributed to survivors of sexual assault. Donations accepted through April. Donate at: Gaylord Post Lobby, 563 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord; any prosecutor's office in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet counties. Hours: 8am-4pm, Mon. - Fri. 517-749-4527.
A Land's Conservancy: Reclaiming Nature: Over the past year, Harbor Springs photographer Raymond Gaynor has been documenting the Little Traverse Conservancy's Offield Family Viewlands. Gaynor's images capture the way nature conserves itself through a process of growth & rebirth.
GREAT: Reflections on the Great Lakes: This exhibition asks Great Lakes-area artists to share original works of art that reflect on the theme “Great.” Juried by artist Susan Moran. Runs through June 1.
"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.
"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.
Accepting Boat Auction Donations: Maritime Heritage Alliance is now accepting donations of watercraft & nautical gear for the upcoming June 5th Boat Auction & Garage Sale. Call to schedule: 946-2647 or visit online.
Manitou Music Poster Competition - Call For Entry: The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2022 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for online submissions is Sept. 16. Open to all current GAAC members. Each year, the GAAC selects an original painting for this limited edition poster. It is sold through the GAAC & at selected shops & art galleries in Leelanau County.
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 ...
Call for Art: Little Free Art Galleries: Oliver Art Center will have Little Free Art Galleries in three places: Oliver Art Center, Century 21 Northland, & Benzie Shores District Library, all in Frankfort. Volunteers make art on a small scale & place in the gallery. Visitors may view the art, take the art, leave their own art, or make a monetary contribution via oliverart.org. Frankfort's Little Free Art Galleries will be installed & ...
Call-For-Entries: Everyday Objects Exhibition: The exhibition runs Aug. 27 – Oct. 28. Online applications for this juried show may be submitted through July 15. It is open to 2D & 3D objects in a wide variety of media. The GAAC is open Mon. through Sat., 11am–2pm.
Clothesline Exhibit Call-for-Entries: The Glen Arbor Arts Center is moving art outdoors. The Clothesline Exhibit, July 24 – Aug. 27, is an open-air exhibition of small work. This year’s theme, Wild Friends, challenges makers of all skills to create an unframed painting, drawing, photograph or collage on a single, 5” x 7” sheet of paper around this theme. Each work will be placed in a sealed plastic envelope & ...
Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey's Annual Youth Art Show: The artwork created by students in the Char-Em ISD & homeschool students in Charlevoix & Emmet counties will be on display online through Fri., June 11.
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.
Melonie Steffes Exhibit: HART welcomes local artist Melonie Steffes in her second solo exhibit with eight new oil paintings. “Undomesticating - Leaving Behind the Things of Man." Show is open online in the virtual shop as well as in person during gallery hours.
Members Create Exhibition: On display: 41 works in both 2D & 3D by northern Michigan artists & beyond. The online version of the exhibition is also available for viewing beginning April 2. Business hours: 11am–2pm, Mon. through Sat.
NMC Art Department Juried Student Art Show: View 30 artworks by local students selected for the show in honor of the museum's 30th anniversary. View NMC fine arts students' work from April 5-15 & high school student art from April 17-29. The High School Virtual Reception will be held on Thurs., April 22 at 5:30pm.
TC Youth Art Exhibit: Online & In-Person: Celebrating the work of K-12 art students & educators in the Grand Traverse Region. Runs through April. Artwork selected for an award will be on display at Crooked Tree Arts Center, April 1-17 during business hours.
The Collective Impulse - Online Exhibit: Featuring the work of artists Ruth Bardenstein, Jean Buescher & Susan Moran. The 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. The exhibition was hosted at the Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey from Sept. 21 through Dec. 18, 2020. This online publication shares ...