Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers' 34th Annual Tractor, Engine & Craft Show: July 22-25. Featuring Allis Chalmers tractors, engines & collectibles; Case tractors, engines & collectibles; flea market, arts & crafts, live music, grist mill, saw mill, barber shop & much more.
13th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K - Virtual: Walk, run or hike the race on your own time wherever you choose. All proceeds go toward preserving historic Fishtown. Participants will receive a race packet, via USPS mail, with the essential items needed to complete the race between July 17-31.
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.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Drop off your favorite stuffed animal for a fun overnight, anytime between 9am-5pm. Check out the BPL Facebook page to watch all the silly antics your animal gets into! Pick up your creature between 9am-5pm on Fri., July 23.
Kids On The Go Summer Camp: Held Mondays & Wednesdays, June 21 - Aug. 4. A Michigan-based pediatric non-profit program that provides physical, occupational, & speech therapy during the summer months for children with special needs. The camp will offer a morning session (ages 3-5 years old): 9:30-11:30am & an afternoon session (ages 6-8 years old): 12:30-2:30pm.
"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.
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.
Magic Thursday Artists Summer 2021 Art Show & Sale: The "Magic Thursday" artists came together as a group because they shared a passion for creating art. During the summer months, the group paints en plein air at a variety of locations in the Grand Traverse region. They share studio space at Crooked Tree Art Center during the winter months. Participating artists include Sue Bowerman, Nan Frankland, Ruth Kitchen, Sherry McNamara, Dorothy Mudget, Marilyn Rebant (EMME), & Laura Swire. ...
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.
"Summer Salon": An annual showcase of original artwork by 40 northern MI artists. Runs July 3 - Sept. 4. A Summer Open House will be held on Thurs., July 8 from 5-7pm, featuring artist demonstrations, music by the Drawbridge Uke Band, refreshments from Cherry Republic & 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.
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America: When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence, they embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked questions that continue to impact Americans: who has the right to vote, what are the freedoms & responsibilities of citizens, & whose voices will be heard? This exhibit will be ...
Michigan... In the Deep Heart's Core: A photography exhibit based on William Butler Yeats’ poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree." Written in 1890 & calling for a rejection of the stresses of the industrialized urban lifestyle, Yeats expressed his yearnings for a simpler, more nature-based life. The visual images in the poem, which embrace dream-like references to the small cottage, the planting of food, the open glade in the forest, & the ...
Parallel 45 Theatre Festival: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown": For the July 27 performance, dogs will be allowed to attend the theatre with their owners for one-night-only: "Dog's Night Out." The performance will feature special doggy snacks at the concession stand, a Dog Red Carpet for arrivals, & other surprises. Only socialized & well behaved dogs & owners should attend, & dogs of similar sizes will have their own sections for guests.
Art Divas: A group of five women who have come together & bonded over their love of art. Some of them are retired art teachers, while others simply love different mediums like watercolor painting, drawing & even pottery. The Art Divas show features Terri Barto, Jeanne Butterfield, Mary Wahr, Lynn Williams, & Chris Wucherer. Open Tues. & Weds., 11am-1pm; & Thurs. & Fri., 4-6pm.
Little Traverse Historical Museum Zoom Speaker: Little Traverse Historical Society will host a Zoom event with Abbott McCartney, who will speak on Mark Twain’s visit to Petoskey in 1895 as a part of a North America lecture tour.
National Writers Series' Summer Season - Virtual Event: A conversation with Megan Miranda, the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest. The guest host for this event is New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager, creator of novels including The Last Time I Lied, Lock Every Door, and Home Before Dark.
Theatre Under the Tent: The Old Town Playhouse Radio Hour: Go back to a time when radio was king. Join Candice & Dick Wallace & their friends as they present hits from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s, & ‘60s, presented in a fun radio style with a running commentary by “Dick the Radio Guy.”
The Sound of Music w/ Parallel 45 Theatre: A vibrant, boiled-down unearthing of the 1958 classic "The Sound of Music," directed by Kit McKay. Following July 15th's performance, local pastor & ethics professor Anthony Weber will join director Kit McKay on stage in a conversation titled “The Role of Faith” -- a non-denominational discussion about McKay’s artistic approach to the themes of faith in the iconic work, along with Weber’s interest in the portrayals ...
Comedian Ryan Hamilton: Ryan has been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, & his recent appearances include The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Conan, as well as opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld & Jim Gaffigan.
Mainstage Opera: Verdi's La Traviata: July 21-24. Featured in the movie "Pretty Woman," Giuseppe Verdi's heart-wrenching story of Violetta, a woman of Parisian society, caught in a love triangle for years.