NHL Prospect Tournament: Sept. 16-20. The Red Wings will host the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues & Toronto Maple Leafs for five-straight days of round-robin action, with each team playing either three or four games.
"Everyday Objects": This exhibition explores the new & unexpected aesthetic possibilities in mundane objects – as art-making materials, & as new objects & ideas. Opening Reception on Aug. 27 from 6-8pm. Exhibit runs Aug. 27 - Oct. 28. The GAAC is also offering four companion programs that dig deeper into the ideas behind "Everyday Objects": Online interviews with visual artists from Leelanau County & Ohio whose work is ...
Paper Constructions: Denise Samuels: Samuels exhibits sculptural, geometric constructions with recycled papers – cereal boxes, common cardboard & other heavier fibers she sometimes paints & alters – & stitches each hand-cut piece together with wire. Opens Sept. 4 & runs through Dec. 17.
Goodbye Summer Car Show!: Trophies will be given for Best of Show, Best Modern Vehicle, & Best Classic Vehicle. Participants in the show have a chance to win door prizes. For info, call the Fairgrounds: 231-348-5479.
Labor Days - A History of Work: This exhibit reflects the strong history & culture of work around Lake Charlevoix & connections to work in northern Michigan, the nation & around the world. Raven Hill Discovery Center is one of ten sites in the United States selected to participate in a Smithsonian pilot project to develop a unique humanities-based exhibition about local work history.
Nature Through Pastels: Four regional artists exhibit their pastel paintings through Oct. 29. Leelanau artists Julie Avery, Chris Nettleton & Jan Price; & Lesa Seefled of Grand Traverse County have each worked in the arts for some time & have more recently moved into painting with pastels through both individual & group explorations. Tues., Sept. 28, 6–8pm: Meet the artists & hear about their works at the library. Closed ...
"Presence": A contemporary figural exploration with local artists Paul Varga & Steve Toornman. These artists explore the figure each with a distinct approach. Varga is a sculptor who works primarily in wood & bronze & Toornman is an oil painter. The exhibition will run Sept. 17 - Oct. 30. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 17 from 5-7pm. Closed on Sundays.
Artists for Wings of Wonder Exhibit: The 3rd annual community fundraiser exhibit, which features over 30 artists, with Raptor themed artwork, all in an effort to raise funds to help Wings of Wonder transition into The Migizi Eagle rehabilitation. The show is open for viewing & purchase from Sept. 11-30.
Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories: This exhibition explores off-reservation boarding schools in its kaleidoscope of voices. Visitors will explore photographs, artwork, interviews, interactive timelines, & immersive environments, including classroom & dormitory settings. Objects such as a period barber chair & a young Seminole girl’s skirt, as well as reproduction elements poignantly illuminate first-person accounts.
Birds Fly In: A Human Refuge: A cross-cultural art collaboration focusing on themes related to Migration & Intuition. Artist Ellie Harold was surprised by birds who “flew” onto her canvas after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. As intuitive messengers, they brought not only an entirely new way of painting, but comfort during confusing times. Later, as migration issues came to the fore, she felt birds were a metaphor for the universal human ...
Close to Home: Contemporary Anishinaabek Artists: An exhibit of works from Anishinaabek artists in the region, supplemented by objects in the Dennos Museum Center’s collection. Artists include Kelly Church, Reneé Dillard, Jamie John, Yvonne Walker Keshick, & Jenna Wood. Represents current trends & connections to traditional practice by contemporary, working artists.
Harvest Days: Sept. 1-30. Presented by the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Experience what it’s like to be a wine club member at each of the participating wineries (over 25) & be able to take advantage of exclusive benefits, premiere wine tastings, & product discounts. Each ticket is good for one visit to each winery, & each ticket holder will have access to all of the benefits offered throughout ...
Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area Hosts 32nd Annual Parade of Homes: Sept. 16-19. Top area builders showcase eight new & remodeled homes during this four-day event. See the latest in new home construction, remodeling, design trends, & landscaping. Tickets available at HBA, 3040 Sunset Lane (corner of Veterans Dr. & Sunset), TC.
Northport Photo Exhibition: See photos from established & emerging photographers. Nature, landscape, waterscape & more. Photographs are available at the exhibit & online. They can be printed on different substrates such as paper, canvas or metal in various sizes. The Grand Opening will be held on Sept. 3 from 5-7pm. The exhibition is held Sept. 4-19 in both the gallery & online. The gallery is open Weds. through Sun., ...
Historic Peter Dougherty House Tours: Tour 1842 Rev. Peter Dougherty House where Old Mission Peninsula earned its name. Visiting exhibits end mid October. Fall tours: Friday-Sunday. 1-4:30pm. $4 12 & over. Free under 12.
Opening Reception - A Wild Heart: A New Collection by Heather Harrington. Enjoy sweet treats & lemonade from 1-5pm, or grab a complimentary glass of wine from 5-7pm. Harrington will be releasing her new abstract beach series paintings, inspired by her love of Lake Michigan beaches. An art bar will be set up for you to stop in & make your own goods. The show runs through Sept. 20.
PorchFest 2021: The Central Neighborhood Association is hosting the 3rd Annual PorchFest. This is a free afternoon outside event showcasing local musicians & talent performances played on porches throughout the neighborhood. Central Neighborhood is located adjacent to downtown TC from 5th Street to 13th Street, between Division & Union. Rain or shine!
Broad-wing Hawk release: Two Broad-winged Hawks are ready for release & just in time to begin their migration south. For more info contact Skegemog Raptor Center: 231-709-3612 or James@skegemograptorcenter.org
Gravestone Maintenance Training Session Offered: The Benzie Area Historical Society is training volunteers in the correct methods of cleaning cemetery gravestones. Each participant will need to bring a “cleaning kit” consisting of a bucket, a gallon or two of water, a stiff natural bristle brush, a stiff sponge, an old toothbrush, a trowel, a trash bag, & a plastic or wood “scraper.”
Delbert Michel: "Sixty Years of Making Art": Celebrating six decades of creative expression, artist & retired art professor, Delbert Michel, hosts a retrospective of his collection with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 20 from 4-7pm. The exhibition runs through Oct. 20 at both Delbert's Studio #5 & the GT Art Campus - Gateway Center. Partial proceeds of art sales will be donated to Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse. 231-499-7313.