Local & global arts events & related resources for the discerning artist & art enthusiast.
TRAVERSE CITY AREA
- Blackbird Arts – nonprofit offering year-round creative programs for children & adults.
- City Opera House – historic opera house featuring music, theatre, & other performances.
- Crooked Tree Arts Center – exhibits, concerts, classes, lectures, artist residencies, & more, “to inspire and enrich lives through arts”.
- Dennos Museum – art collections & exhibitions.
- Figure Drawing at Royce’s Studio – Artist Royce Deans hosts figure drawing sessions in his private studio & outdoors.
- Leelanau Studios – Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus building housing arts & artist studios.
- Northern Michigan Artists Meetup – art critique, hangout, & discussion group open to all artists.
- Old Town Playhouse – volunteer-based organization featuring quality community theatre
- State Theatre & Bijou By the Bay – historic buildings featuring film screenings & other performances; home of the annual Traverse City Film Festival (see below).
- Traverse City Film Festival – annual one week nonprofit festival founded by Michael Moore and committed to saving the art of cinema & the idea that “one great movie can change you”.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN & UPPER PENINSULA
- Crooked Tree Arts Center – Petoskey – exhibits, concerts, classes, lectures, artist residencies, & more, “to inspire and enrich lives through arts”.
- Michigan Legacy Art Park – Thompsonville – nonprofit sculpture park in a 30-acre forest preserve at Crystal Mountain, offering artist residencies, educational opportunities, & other events.
CENRAL & SOUTHERN MICHIGAN
- ArtPrize – Grand Rapids – nonprofit annual international art competition with cash prizes & multiple venues scattered throughout the city.
WEBSITE & PRINT BASED
- ArtistTable – online group hosting artist retreats, art contests, an online gallery, & more.
- MOMART’s International Fair Report – analysis of world’s top art fairs, galleries, & more.
- Studio Bien – Fine Art, Design, & Publications by The Arts Link creator & Traverse City artist Michelle E. Bien.