27th Annual Smart(er) Commute Week: June 7-11. The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus & carpooling. Every year community members challenge each other to a friendly competition known as the Smart Commute Week Challenge. This year offers a grab & go breakfast. Today's Award Ceremony Breakfast is held at Oryana Community Co-op from 7-9am.
Food Is Art / Art Is Food: This juried exhibition features the work of 23 exhibitors who have approached the theme of food as a way to talk about feeding mind, body & spirit. It runs May 28 - Aug. 19. GAAC is closed on Sundays.
"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.
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 ...
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.
"Nature - Sacred & Profane": A 2 person exhibit featuring gallery mainstay, Kristen Egan & her sculptures comprised of gourd, wood & clay, along with lathe-based wood sculptor, Derek Weidman. Runs May 23 - June 26.
Art Beat: June 1-15. Featuring three award winning art galleries in Elk Rapids. Tour Blue Heron, Mullaly's 128 & Twisted Fish galleries as many times as you like for a chance to win gift certificates & explore fine art. Check in with the galleries for art demonstrations & the art questions of the day.
Charlevoix Photography Club's 12th Annual Juried Exhibition: "Pure Northern Michigan": Runs June 11-19. The exhibit will open on Fri., June 11 from 5-7pm with juror Craig Sterken presenting awards. Sterken is a professional photographer whose work has been included in the Pure Michigan campaign.
Essential Cargo: Explorations in Hand-Built Ceramic: Ceramicist Scott A. Leipski creates work from recurring memories & an obsession with his own youth. He uses hand-built techniques, bold colors, & nontraditional ceramic textures. Runs May 24 - July 24.
Feed Me! A Word Feast: Feed Me! is part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s exhibition "Food Is Art/Art Is Food," which runs May 28 – Aug. 19 in the GAAC gallery. These works will be performed or read outdoors on Fri., June 11 at 7 pm. Each writer may read up to five minutes. No pre-registration is required. Poets will be added to the evening’s readers list on a first-come ...
Passionate Reality: Life in Full Color: Through the imaginative colors & bold brush strokes of six northern Michigan artists, Passionate Reality: Life in Full Color presents a world that is full of life, energy, vibrancy & passion. The exhibition includes work by artists Brenda Clark, Susan Glass, Debra Howard, Colleen Shull, Pam Spicer & Jennifer Tobias. Runs May 24 - July 24. An artist's reception will be held on Fri., June 25 ...
Resilience: African American Artists as Agents of Change: This exhibition honors aspects of African American history & culture & its contributions to all of America, highlighting a select group of artists who use art as an indispensable tool for social commentary & change. The artworks assembled here—paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, & sculpture—reflect an important part of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ collecting history.
Russell Prather: And the Heart is Pleased by One Thing After Another: June 6 - Aug. 15. Open Weds. - Sun., 11am-4pm. Russell Prather makes visually volatile renderings of simple forms & ordinary objects from layers of transparent & translucent media.
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 ...
Tom Parish: An American in Venice: June 6 - Aug. 15. Open Weds. - Sun., 11am-4pm. Tom Parish (American, 1933 - 2018) committed his life to painting the essence of Venice. Inspired by shimmering canals & architectural beauty of Italy's Serenissima (the old serene one), his stylized realist paintings are constructed from blocks of sturdy modernist color.
Birds: Runs through July 9. Includes all mediums & styles to honor the theme featuring feathered friends. Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 1-4pm or by appointment via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kicking Off Onekama's 150th: The Lions Club will kick off the evening at 5pm with a meet-and-greet at Onekama's Village Park, followed by a community dinner from 6-7pm. There will also be historical displays of Onekama past set up & Onekama History Committee members will answer questions; games, featured speaker - author John Wemlinger, live music by Feral Cats & more.
9th Annual "Leland Air": This virtual art exhibition & sale featuring the work of more than 55 plein air painters from across Michigan opens Sun., May 30 at 6pm. Early bird tickets are available for $25 & offer the option to view & purchase paintings one hour earlier than the general public. The exhibit & sale will continue through Sun., June 13 at 6pm. Artists will donate forty percent of ...