Michigan Mountain Mayhem Spring Classic: Spring Classic Road Rides. Starts on the backside of Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls. A grueling & challenging ride with over 50 climbs. There are 4 routes to choose from: 50K teaser, 100K metric century, 160K (100 mile century), & 200K double metric. Start times: Wave 1 - Racers: 7am. Wave 2 - Serious Enthusiasts: 7:15am. You do not have to start in a wave & are ...
A Walk with the Birds: Join avid birder Scott Castelein in exploring the diverse habitats of Lavender Hill Farm with the possibility of seeing various sparrows, raptors, ducks, woodpeckers, & other small passerine species. Must pre-register: email@example.com.
Accelerate the Cure/Plein Air Painting: A social distancing, car enthusiast journey to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s & to raise money to aid the caregivers in the community who are dedicated to helping the victims of dementia & Alzheimer's. Stop #1: Verterra Winery. Stop #2: Old Settlers Park. Finish at TC Country Club for an auction & celebrations. Crooked Tree Arts Center's artists will be at both sites creating their art. Each artist ...
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.
Annual Bay Harbor Lake Marina In-Water Boat Show: Featuring both in-water & on-land premier exhibitors. Enjoy strolling the docks & checking out the latest in watercraft & boating accessories. Today features live music by both Chris Callaja & the Petoskey Steel Drum Band Ensemble.
Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall: Heidi's pastel paintings capture the grace, power, & emotion of the land that inspires her. Runs June 18 - Sept. 4. Open Tues. through Sat., 10am-5pm.
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.
Past is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective: This exhibit will recognize the talent, skills, creativity & generosity of past Dart for Art featured artists. Runs June 18 - Sept. 4. Open Tues. through Sat., 10am-5pm.
"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.
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.
Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast: June 18-19. Today includes the Pig Roast Parade at 11am, starting at high school parking lot & ending at Community Park; Roast Pork Lunch from 12-2pm at Ellsworth Community Park; music by Pine Lake Winds; Antrim County Sheriff Dept. K-9 Demonstration; children's games & activities; Horse Pull at 1pm at Community Park; Paddle the Lake at 1:30pm & more.
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.
Wine & Small Plates Pop Up: This event will feature a variety of Bel Lago wines & Vietnamese cuisine expertly paired by Good Bowl Chef Devin Shaw. The guests have an opportunity to select from a local, national & global non-profit organization to which $1 of every bowl sold will go.
Summer Social: Held on the Center's front plaza, enjoy Tony-nominated Broadway icon Max von Essen & composer, vocalist, & jazz pianist, Billy Stritch. An evening of drinks, music, & frozen favorites from the Big Tasty Treats truck.
Theatre Under the Tent: The Belle of Amherst: In this play about Emily Dickinson, the reclusive nineteenth-century poet’s diaries, letters & poems are woven into an illuminating portrait of this prolific wordsmith. A one-woman play.