Free Fishing Weekend: Throughout the State of Michigan. Residents & out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland & Great Lakes' waters to get fish without a license. All fishing regulations will still apply.
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.
Torch Lake White Fish Festival: This art/craft show will feature nature themed artists with very limited select boat/fishing vendors. Torch Lake Conservancy will be on hand to educate about waterways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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 & ...
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.
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 ...