Plein Air Photo Shoot: Plein Air Photo Shoot open to everyone! May 27, 7am - May 28, 7am. This 24 hour Plein Air Photo Shoot allows many opportunities for photographers of all skill levels to capture activities in Northport such as Cars in the Park, nature in the specified area of the map, sunset, night sky & sunrise. See the Plein Air Photos in the gallery, June 5 - 11.
Bayshore Marathon, Half Marathon (SOLD OUT!) & 10K (SOLD OUT!): The Marathon begins at 7:15am. Cost is $140. The Half Marathon begins at 7:30am. Cost is $135. The 10K begins at 7:30am. Cost is $80. The Bayshore Kids Marathon (1.2 miles) begins at 1:30pm. Cost is $10.
Stafford's Top of Michigan Festival of Races: Half Marathon, 10K & 5K: 7:30am: Half Marathon - $80. 8am: 10K - $55. 8:15am: 5K - $40.
Birding by Ear: The birds are singing but may be difficult to see this time of year as the trees leaf out. Learn to ID birds by their songs & go for a birding walk. Register.
"Swimming": Featuring exhibitors Margo Burian, Barbara Bushey, Nancy Crisp, Royce Deans, Sheila Stafford, Melonie Steffes, Kimberly Stoney, Michelle Tock York, & many others. Runs March 31 - June 1. An opening reception takes place on March 31 from 5-7pm.
Friends of Interlochen Public Library Plant & Flower Sale: All proceeds benefit programming at Interlochen Public Library. 231-276-6767.
Lake Ann Camp - Family Fun Day: Tour the grounds, meet staff, & preview the various activities planned for the summer.
Leelanau Conservancy Annual Wildflower Rescue Sale: Come early for best selection. The sale of these native flowers & plants are saved from construction sites in Leelanau & may be limited in variety & size. All proceeds benefit the stewardship of Leelanau Conservancy Natural Areas.
Made in Cheboygan Craft Show: Featuring a large assortment of crafters selling jewelry, home decor, pottery, clothing, toys, kitchen essentials, custom printed shirts & mugs, & more. For vendor info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Artwork by George Kleiber: George is a prolific storyteller & poet & incorporates this into his artwork. George's art celebrates nature, earth, & spirit. The Opening Reception will be held on Sat., April 22 from 3-7pm. The show will run from April 22 through May 31. Open Mon. through Fri., 9am-4pm. Closed Sat. & Sun.
Animal - Vegetable - Mineral: Paintings by Nancy Adams Nash: Enjoy new paintings from Nash, as well as select works from the past. Runs May 25 - Sept. 2. CTAC hours are Tues. - Sat., 10am-5pm.
Black Canvas 2: High School Portfolio Program Exhibition: Work from CTAC's new High School Portfolio Program. Runs April 29 - June 3. An opening reception will be held on Tues., May 2 from 4-5:30pm.
Elk Rapids Arts & Craft Show: More than 60 artisans & crafters displaying & selling their work. Pet-friendly, family-friendly.
New Artwork by Lisa Flahive: Lisa brings a solo show of her jazz & classical paintings. The show will be on view during the month of May. There is a reception with the artist on Tues., May 16 from 5-7pm.
Thursday Painting: Brenda J. Clark's Group of Seven-ish: Runs April 28 - June 3. See the work of seven (or more) artists who meet online every Thurs. for two hours to explore a problem-solving agenda put forth by artist Brenda J. Clark. Throughout the session, participants share their artwork, seek inspiration, & encourage one another in creativity under the guidance of Clark. See some of these paintings created by this group.
Trisha Witty: Pilgrimages in Paint, A Retrospective 1988 to Present: Retrospective exhibition highlighting Trish Witty's paintings from the past 35 years.
Wordless Expressions Exhibit: Art exhibit by Rebecca Casement, Cherie Correll, & Susan Thompson. On display through June 9. Open Mon. - Sat., 10am-4pm; Sunday, noon-4pm.
"Laying of the Lilacs" Community Ceremony: This ceremony is held to honor the area’s Civil War veterans at the mushroom-shaped monument made by the E.P. Case Grand Army of the Republic Post 372 veterans in the late 1880s. William Case & his family will be honored this year with a program presented by Benzie Area Historical Society Curator & historian Jane Purkis. Senator Case was the author of "The Tragedy of Crystal ...
"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.
Arbor Fest: Celebrate Arbor Day with a scavenger hunt activity, tree pruning demonstration, Tree Walk & Talk, nature art demonstration & activity, birdfeeder craft & much more.
Coffee w/ the Authors: Traverse City Record-Eagle journalist, essayist, & author Mardi Jo Link is in conversation about memoir writing with Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager. Link's career took off after she published the first of three, true crime books in 2008. Link will share some of the backstory behind the writing of these personal stories, & the art & craft of memoir.
INSIDE Crooked Tree: Faculty & Staff Exhibition: Runs April 28 - June 3. Those who teach & those who work at Crooked Tree Arts Center Traverse City share artwork they created in this exhibit.
Kristen Egan: On A Far Shore: Featuring a collection of new masks. An online collector preview will open May 3, along with in-person viewing to open May 4. Runs til June 3. Open Tues. through Sat., 11am-5pm.
Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn Celebration: Hosted by the Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society. Featuring guided barn tours to honor contractors, volunteers, donors, & partners. Other family friendly activities will be available.
National Tennis Month: Boyne Mountain Memorial Weekend Free Clinics: Open to Advanced Beginners & above. Check-in at 10:30am. Register.
This is 6:47: Featuring artwork from the latest Crooked Tree Arts Center High School Portfolio Students. Runs April 28 - June 3.
"Youth Innovation in Rural America": Community-based youth design projects by local students. Runs through Oct. 7.
Artist's Reception: Nanok & Kowaleski: A Duo Art Exhibition. Runs through June 17. An Artist's Reception will be held on Sat., May 20 from 5-7pm, at the Hardy Hall Gallery to view the brilliant colors from the works of Nancy Davis Nanok & Ann Kowaleski. Gallery hours are Weds. through Sun., noon-3pm.
Northport Photo Exhibit: May 27 – June 11. Northport Arts Association celebrates its 6th annual photo exhibit featuring creative works of professional & emerging photographers. Award categories for 2023: Best of Show, People’s Choice, Color Creative, Color General, B&W/Monochrome, Nature, Mobile Photography and Automotive.
Veterans Art Show: Enjoy an exhibit of artwork by local veterans in honor of Memorial Day. The show will run May 11-31.
Blessing of the Boats: The Village of Walloon Lake will hold Blessings of the Boats with deacon Paul from St. Francis Xavier Parish performing the blessing on the docks of Walloon Lake's marina for a safe boating season.
Mackinaw City Memorial Day Parade: Enjoy music by the Scottville Clown Band before the parade at 11am.
Fort Michilimackinac Reenactment: The events will bring to life the 1763 Fort Michilimackinac battle & explore the relationships between the French, British, & Anishinaabe.
Michigan Beer and Brat Festival: The 16th annual celebration of Michigan made food & craft beverages. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor & gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. VIP Admission begins at 3pm; GA from 4-8pm. Ages 3 & under are free.
Leland Air 2023: During the day artists will paint & draw scenes around Leelanau County 'en plein air.' The finished "fresh off the easel" pieces will return to the OAB for the Leland Air Exhibit. The Leland Air Exhibit Opening Night reception will be held at 6:30pm. Price of tickets includes wine & appetizers. This exhibit features 40 artists from Leelanau County & across Michigan. The exhibit runs May ...
"Something Rotten": In the 1590s, brothers Nick & Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard."
Janice Carissa: A Gilmore Young Artist, Janice Carissa has had great acclaims at renowned concert halls, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Kennedy Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Louis Vuitton Foundation, & Saratoga Performing Arts Center.