Father Fred's Annual Frostbite Food Drive: Runs Jan. 28 - Feb. 5. The main drop-off location will be Team Bob’s on the corner of Park St. & South Airport Rd. Other drop-off locations include: Tom’s West Bay, Tom’s East Bay, Tom’s 14th St., Tom’s Interlochen, as well as Oleson’s on 3 Mile & Oleson’s on Long Lake. Needed items: 5 oz. canned tuna, soups, canned or dried beans, cooking oil, pasta sauce, ...
A Feral Housewife: An exhibition of collages by Leelanau County artist Mary Beth Acosta. Runs Jan. 6 - April 21. Acosta uses simple, familiar tools & a range of recycled, vintage papers to create collages about mid-century housewives, big-finned cars, & labor-saving appliances that were promoted as drudgery-busting machines that would revolutionize the modern home. A video interview with Acosta about her materials & methods can be seen as ...
Bigfoot 5K, 10K, 1M Snowshoe Race: The course is a snowy jaunt through the woods with logs to jump & branches to duck. Gather pre-race in the Timber Ridge Nordic Center around a fire, & stick around post-race to warm up with a bowl of chili. See web site for details.
Telling Stories Exhibit: This juried exhibition about the power of visual storytelling runs Jan. 13 - March 23. The GAAC's exhibitors tell their own stories in the media of photography, fiber, clay, paint, wood, collage & more. The themes behind the Telling Stories exhibit are explored in two video interviews with three Northern Michigan residents. Winter hours are Mon. through Fri., 9am-3pm, & Sat., 12-4pm.
"Furniture, Fiber, Photography & Sculpture": Featuring works of all types & known for including inventive & whimsical pieces by local & regional artists. A reception will be held on Fri., Jan. 20 from 5-7pm. Runs through Feb. 17. Open Mon. through Sat., 10am-4pm.
11th Annual Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race: Presented by Iron Fish Distillery. The course will offer 360 degree viewing for spectators. The 90-minute race will have single sections to break up the pack.
Guild Member Salon Show: Hundreds of original works of art by Crooked Tree Arts Center's artists fill the galleries, including painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, new media & more. Runs through March 4. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 14 from 5-6:30pm.
Just Great Art!: An opening reception will be held on Dec. 8 from 5-8pm. Anyone looking for unique holiday gifts or a treat for themselves, as well as the downtown shoppers from Ladies Night are welcome. Just Great Art! runs from 10am-5pm during the week & evening events, from Dec. 1 - Jan 31. The group of 12 artists paint using oil, watercolor, pastel or acrylic to create their ...
"A Rich History: African American Artists from the Muskegon Museum of Art": This exhibit highlights the growing legacy of important African American artists from the Muskegon Museum of Art's permanent art collection & features over 75 years of artistic excellence. Runs Jan. 21 - April 2. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm.
"Spotlight on Innovation": See unique works from 11th & 12th grade budding artists from Charlevoix County & the surrounding area. Featuring scholarship awards from Kendall College, & CCA prize awards. An opening reception will be held on Jan. 27 from 5-7pm. Exhibit runs through Feb. 25. Charlevoix Circle of Arts is open Mon. through Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 11am-3pm; or by appointment.
"US": Teresa Dunn's solo exhibition is a collection of her recent narrative painting series that brings voice to stories that people of color, individuals with complex cultural identities, & immigrants shared with her about their daily experience in America. Runs Jan. 21 - May 28. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm.
"Vitality and Continuity: Art in the Experiences of Anishinaabe, Inuit, and Pueblo Women": This exhibit celebrates some of the critical roles Anishinaabe, Inuit, & Pueblo women fulfill in their families, their communities, the art world, & beyond. Runs. Jan. 21 - May 19. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm.
Improv Comedy Show for Kids & Families: The Tilt Think Improv players bring stories, characters & scenes for a show intended for all ages. They'll make up scenes & stories, on-the-spot & in-the-moment, all based on your (the audience's) suggestions. Then, anyone who wants to learn some improv games will be invited to join in playing together in a circle.
Michigan Ice Wine Harvest Festival: Enjoy snowman building, ice sculptures, outdoor fire pits with roasted treats, a walking trail open for snowshoeing or skiing, samples of multiple ice wines, & more.
Occupied Spaces: Work by Justin Shull: In his solo exhibition "Occupied Spaces," Michigan artist Justin Shull presents a series of personal meditations on the environments that we shape & inhabit, & he invites us to consider how these environments shape us in return.
Phantasmagoria Art Exhibition for the Weird and Wonderful: Featuring a huge display of the work of local artists. Special reception dates of Feb. 11 & March 4 will include live performances, music, dancing & more. Exhibit runs through March 4.
Free Youth Art Lab: Air Dry Clay for ages 10 & up. Offered in conjunction with the annual "Spotlight on Innovation" Student Art Exhibit. In this class students get to use a bit of science & art skills. Design & form a decorative tile, wall hanging piece, bowl & more. Pre-register.
A Toast to Artist Jerry Gates: Twisted Fish Gallery & Mari Vineyards present the abstracted landscapes of artist Jerry Gates. Enjoy the opening reception on Sat., Jan. 14 from 3-6pm in the tasting room of Mari Vineyards. The Jerry Gates exhibit will be on display for two months.