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.
62nd Annual Mesick Mushroom Festival: May 7-9. Today includes the Mushroom Contest, 20th Annual Blessings of the Jeeps, carnival, Co-Ed Softball Tournament, Ping-Pong Ball Drop, Friday Night Street Fair & more.
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.
Mini Masterpieces: Outdoor exhibit. Tiny works will be hung on trees along the GAAC’s gravel walkway from Lake Street to the gallery & in the GAAC’s Grove behind the building. This self-guided experience begins on April 26 & runs through May 26. Mini Masterpieces are 3" x 3” canvases illustrated & painted by children in Leelanau County.
Small Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry: A showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices, $150 or less. The exhibition takes place Nov. 5 – Dec. 16. Exhibition registration is now open. For more info go to GlenArborArt.org/ARTISTS, & click on the Call For Entry tab.
"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.
CAAC’s 2021 Virtual Youth Art Show: The Cheboygan Area Arts Council announces its second annual Virtual Youth Art Show. It will be hosted on the Cheboygan Opera House website & promoted online & around town. The CAAC brings work from over 100+ youth art students each year. Homeschoolers & students from Bishop Baraga, Cheboygan Area High, Middle, & Elementary schools are displaying their best work. Check out the 2021 Virtual Youth Art ...
Concert of Color - Works by Richard Stocker: Over 25 of Stocker’s paintings will be on display, & the artist will be on site four days each week coloring his own handmade ink designs. Stocker’s coloring pages will be available for purchase, & anyone interested is welcome to join a coloring session. The show is open & free for public viewing from April 26 - May 14, 10am–4pm, Mondays through Saturdays.
Egan Franks Holzhausen: Never Thought Twice: All works were made with upcycled materials, including old paintings discarded or abandoned in a community studio, scrap wood, & leftover paint from other projects or one-off samples from big box stores.
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.
Spring Art Market @ CTAC: A two week indoor art fair & pop-up vendor market. Your purchases support area artists & the Crooked Tree Arts Center. The event runs April 26 - May 8 with hours: 11am-4pm, Tues.-Fri.; 10am-noon, Sat.; & extended evening hours on Thurs. until 7pm. Online shopping & private shopping appointments available.
"Dream to Reality: Exploring What We Believe and Why": April 23 - May 29. This exhibit explores the path to why we believe what we believe through the mythological illustrations & writing of Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle. A Gallery Talk with Sandy Witherspoon & Sandy McSauba will be held on Thurs., May 31 at noon. Pre-register. Free.
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 Artists: Artists' submissions will be considered for participation in "Artists for Wings of Wonder." This exhibit/fundraiser will be comprised MAINLY of invited artists, many of whom are indigenous artists, members of Project Civilartzation & a handful of artwork from artists who submit work for consideration. Deadline for submissions is Aug. 1.
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.
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.
Rosé All May with Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail: For an advance ticket purchase price of $35, ticket holders can enjoy a 3 oz. glass of rosé at each of the 21 participating wineries in an event-themed souvenir glass.
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 ...
Traverse City Uncorked: Featuring self-guided tours of more than 40 area wineries while offering incentives, hotel discounts & a chance to win prizes. The event will feature a digital passport where guests can check into Traverse Wine Coast locations throughout the month of May. With five check-ins they are eligible to choose from an Uncorked t-shirt or TC wine-related gift items. The passports can be redeemed at the TC ...