Paint Grand Traverse 2022: Aug. 15-20. Featuring top artists from across the country. Highlights include the Quick Paint Competition, Pint-Sized Paint Out for Kids, live painting demonstrations & workshops, & the Collectors Gala & Benefit.
35th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival: Aug. 18-21. Today includes the ASI PickleBall Tournament (Womens), Bellaire Merchants Sidewalk Sales, Music Downtown at Broad St. with Rick Woods, 4th Annual Rubber Duck "DASH" - Ducks drop at North Bridge & end at the Public Boat Ramp; winners announced at Broad St. immediately following, Corn Hole Tournament, Bel-Lisa-Ma Karaoke at Broad St., 1 Mile Kid Fun Run, Duck & Glow 5K Run & more.
55th Annual Buckley Old Engine Show: Aug. 18-21. Featuring farm chore demonstrations, a veneer mill, 1906 cider mill, 1800's saw mill, threshing & straw baling, plowing with steam, gas & diesel, steam whistle jubilee, tractor slow race, parade, spark show & much more.
Summer Send Off: All day: Search for the Summer Sunset Contest begins. Search Downtown retailers for summer sunset photos. Take a picture of the QR code in the corner of the shot, & you will be entered to win one of three $500 Downtown Dollar prizes. 7pm: Concert in the Park with Raymond Little with a Band. Movie in the Park @ Dark: "Adams Family 2."
"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.
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.
At Water's Edge: From the Shores of Northern Michigan: This invitational exhibition features original paintings by Michigan artists who take their inspiration from the varied shorelines of the region.
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.
"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.
Collectors Gala for Paint Grand Traverse!: Be among the first to enjoy & shop 200+ plein air paintings created in the region during Paint Grand Traverse week. Enjoy food, wine & beer, cocktails, live music, & the artist awards ceremony as you celebrate the fifth annual Paint Grand Traverse! Ages 21+ please. Order tickets: paintgrandtraverse.com or call 941-9488.
Save The Studio Benefit Show: Studio Anatomy & the Traverse City Roller Derby present this event to benefit Studio Anatomy's #savethestudio fundraising campaign to ensure the existence of musical & artistic diversity in TC with the formation of a new, large performance venue, art studio workspace collective, photography studio, brewery, skate park, rehearsal space, recording studio, all-ages music venue, vinyl record shop & roller rink. Live rock music by Tiny Tree, ...
Chris Young: Famous Friends Tour: Grammy- & ACM-nominated Chris Young stands out in the country genre with his distinctive baritone & memorable storytelling. Named one of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade, Young brings his chart-toppers including "Losing Sleep," "Sober Saturday Night," & "Think Of You."
Comedy with Carmen Morales: Carmen's style incorporates opinionated quick wit & outlandish characters. She's been seen on two seasons of the TV show "Laughs" on Fox & heard on Sirius XM Radio in the U.S. & Canada.