Northwestern Michigan Fair: Aug. 7-13. From harness racing to livestock auctions, from prize winning roses & vegetables to exotic chickens, enjoy all the old-fashioned fun along with carnival action on the midway, lots of good eats, demonstrations & exhibits galore.
FLAGS: This exhibit offers a variety of flags - artwork that comments on the state of our nation’s culture wars, plus much more. Runs through Aug. 18. Open Mon. through Fri., 9am-3pm; & Sat. & Sun., 12-4pm.
"Honky Tonk: Photographs by Henry Horenstein": A collection of photographs that document the changing world of country music & its fans. Shot in bars, music ranches, & famous venues like Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
Summer PAIRING with Outdoor Reception: Sculptor Dick Davis & painter Alan Maciag present their imagery & elements unique to Michigan - in canvases that tell the story of coast & farmland - to sculptural furnishings created from our indigenous woods, stone & steel. A meet & greet with artists will be held on Sat., July 23 from 3-5pm. The PAIRING runs through Aug. 13.
Tour of Proposed Turtle Cove Nature Preserve: Learn about the significant natural features of the property & the land protection process from the Conservancy’s staff. This is a moderately strenuous hike. Bring snacks & water. Reserve your spot.
3rd Annual Summer Salon: Showcasing regionally inspired work by local & area artists. Runs July 1 - Sept. 3. An opening reception will be held on Thurs., July 7 from 5-7pm with music by the Drawbridge Uke Band. Open Mon. through Fri., 11am-4pm; & Sat., 11am-3pm.
Environmental Impact II: This exhibit, produced by curator David J. Wagner, seeks to heighten public attention & concern about environmental degradation as well as the unintended consequences of human interaction with nature & neglect. Hours are Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm. Closed on Mondays & major holidays.
Shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage Exhibit: This exhibit illustrates the stories of the ships, steamers & crews lost in the Manitou Passage, the waters that surround the Leelanau Peninsula & its islands.
The Lure of Niagara: Highlights from The Charles Rand Penney Historical Niagara Falls Print Collection. More than nine hundred images reflect the historic & cultural changes that have taken place at Niagara Falls since the seventeenth century & illustrate the significance of Niagara Falls to American history. Runs June 19 - Sept. 4. Open Tues. - Sun., 11am-4pm.
Unrevealed- Invitational Mask Exhibit: Unrevealed is an invitational show featuring 15 artists. Many are based locally, regionally & all across the globe. The exhibit opens for in person viewing on Aug. 9, with a collector preview on August 8, ONLINE.
Women Can Women Do - Otsego County: Benefits local women, children & families who rely on programs & services provided by the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Seats are a minimum donation of $100 per person. 231-347-0067.
"Art Is Art": This exhibition of abstract art features six northern Michigan artists: Susan Wild Barnard, Jef Bourgeau, Jesse Hickman, Judy Jashinsky, Rufus Snoddy & Pier Wright. Runs through Sept. 3. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Aug. 6 from 4-6pm. Hardy Hall Gallery CLOSED on Aug. 27.
Nature and Wildlife Photography with Kristina Lishawa: Kristina is a nature & wildlife photographer with special interests in birds, wildflowers, landscapes, & night skies of northern Michigan. She will be sharing some of her favorite images & the stories behind them in this presentation.