Aug 14 Sunday
Find unique gifts from over 150 artists at this annual arts & crafts fair in Ludington. This two-day event is held in beautiful Rotary Park.
Aug 15 Monday
Join us for Paint Grand Traverse Artist Demos August 15 at 10 AM in Hannah Park with Richie Gunn. The demonstration is FREE and open to all ages. In this demonstration Richie will discuss useful methods in quickly capturing the tone of an urban environment. For more information regarding the event, and how to RSVP, please visit paintgrandtraverse.com under the schedule of events. We thank MSU-FCU for sponsoring this event for our artists and community.
Aug 16 Tuesday
Join us for Paint Grand Traverse Artist Demo August 16th at 10 AM in Hannah Park with Jennifer Tobias. The demonstration is FREE and open to all ages. Learn how Jennifer interprets Michigan's landscapes and lakeshores with some abstraction of the scene using acrylic. For more information regarding the event, and how to RSVP, please visit paintgrandtraverse.com under the schedule of events. We thank MSU-FCU for sponsoring this event for our artists and community.
Award winning garden writer and author of the Petoskey-based novel on cottage life, RANGE OF MOTION, Mary Agria will speak on "The Changing Face of the Little Traverse Resort Community" at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 16th at Little Traverse Historical Museum. This event is free and requires no reservations to attend. Author Agria will use vintage photos to trace the development of tourism as it relates to retail and industrial life as well as the human demographics of the Petoskey area.
Five-time winner of the statewide Michigan Garden Club competition for feature writing, Ms. Agria's column on gardening and spirituality has appeared since 2006 in the Petoskey News-Review. A past featured Michigan writer with the Charlevoix Zonta club and at Michigan Ag Extension garden conferences, in July she was the keynote speaker for the 60th anniversary of the statewide Keep Michigan Beautiful program. At the conference she also received an award from the Wayne County Commission for her writing in support of gardens and community building in Michigan.
Agria’s books will be available to purchase at the event, as well as in the Little Traverse Historical Museum's gift shop. The Little Traverse Historical Museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Tickets are free for children and members, and $3 for non-members.
Aug 17 Wednesday
Join us for Paint Grand Traverse Artist Demo August 17th at 10 am with Adam VanHouten in Hannah Park. The demonstration is FREE and open to all ages. Adam’s demo will focus on the colors and textures of water and the surrounding trees using oil paint. For more information regarding the event, and how to RSVP, please visit paintgrandtraverse.com under the schedule of events. We thank MSU-FCU for sponsoring this event for our artists and community.
Nine Glen Arbor galleries and artists studios will keep the night light burning this summer as part of Art After Hours.
Art After Hours takes place June 15, July 20, and August 17, 5-7 pm. It offers visitors a chance to take a self-guided walking tour of galleries located in Glen Arbor’s art district – a five-block area from Lake Street to M-22 to M-109 West. Participating galleries are: Arbor Gallery, Center Gallery, Forest Gallery, Glen Arbor Artisans, Glen Arbor Arts Center, Glen Lake Artists Gallery, Margo Burian Fine Art, North Gallery, and Synchronicity Gallery.
For more information, gallery locations and more, go to GlenArborArt.org / EVENTS; or call Synchronicity Gallery, 231/334-4732.
Join us for Paint Grand Traverse Artist Demo August 17th at 5:30pm in Hannah Park with Steve Stannard. The demonstration is FREE and open to all ages. Steve’s plein air demo examines the charm of limited color palettes in watercolor. For more information regarding the event, and how to RSVP, please visit paintgrandtraverse.com under the schedule of events. We thank MSU-FCU for sponsoring this event for our artists and community.
Aug 19 Friday
The biggest weekend of the summer in Frankfort will begin on Friday, August 19 when Art Fair exhibitors will be in Market Square Park providing a preview of their art for purchase from 1pm - 7pm. The Frankfort United Methodist Church will host their annual Pulled Pork Picnic and also that evening, there will be a Concert in the Park at Mineral Springs Park at 7pm.
On Saturday, August 20, the 46th Annual Frankfort Art Fair will continue where over 150 artists will be displaying their work from 10 AM - 4 PM in Market Square Park on M-22.
Also on Saturday, the Collector Car Show is back and will be held in Mineral Springs Park in downtown Frankfort. Registration begins at 8 am and presentation of awards after the judging at 1:30pm.
The Benzie Bus FREE shuttle service is available from 10am - 4pm. NO PETS will be allowed into Market Square Park on Friday or Saturday.
This event is coordinated by the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by their Corporate Premier Sponsors: Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, TC Tourism, State Savings Bank, Graceland Fruit, West Shore Bank and Curtis Insurance.
For more information please call the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-352-7251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On August 19th at the Howe Arena in TC, Studio Anatomy and the Traverse City Roller Derby present the Save The Studio Benefit Show!
Proceeds benefit Studio Anatomy’s #savethestudio fundraising campaign to ensure the existence of musical and artistic diversity in Traverse City 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 and roller rink.
Live rock music by Tiny Tree, Ficus, Avid Kain, Infinium, and Captain Lemo. Super Nuclear and Captain Lemo will showcase a light show experience with immersive visuals.
Join Crooked Tree Arts Center and outstanding artists from across the U.S. at Traverse City's premier art event of the summer: the Collectors Gala for Paint Grand Traverse! Happening, August 19th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center of Traverse City. At the Collectors Gala, you'll be among the first to enjoy and shop 200+ plein air paintings created in the region during Paint Grand Traverse week. Enjoy fabulous food, wine and beer, cocktails, live music, and the exciting artist awards ceremony as we celebrate the fifth annual Paint Grand Traverse! Ages 21+ please. Order tickets online at paintgrandtraverse.com, or call (231) 941-9488.