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GAAC provides a wide variety of opportunities for our community of artists to show and sell their work, connect with other artists, and encourage others through teaching.


Come join our ever-growing community of member artists. Membership includes participation in member shows, entry in the Manitou Music poster competition, and Plein Air early registration. Artists will also get a link to their website on this website. Join or renew anytime after January 1st. Memberships expire December 31st.

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Calls for Entry

Share your work with others in one of the GAAC indoor galleries, the outdoor gallery, and through the Manitou Music poster competition. Artists have an opportunity to sell work that is on display in any of the many GAAC exhibits.

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Glen Arbor provides a perfect backdrop to experiment, explore and create. Our Artist in Residence program offer artists a unique opportunity to work in an awe-inspiring locale within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Leelanau County includes miles of spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline, wooded hills, many inland lakes, and the Crystal River.

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Plein Air Weekend

We invite you to join artists from across Michigan and throughout the Midwest for this three-day event, which has become one of Michigan’s largest and most popular Paint Outs. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our local beaches, lakes, rivers, forests and farms.

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We love our teachers! Join our team, share your expertise, and encourage others to experience the joy of creating.

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Musicians seeking information about booking concerts for Manitou Music may contact the GAAC by using the form below.

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Creativity Q+A

A chronicle of creativity. Interviews with creative practitioners – writers, performing and visual artists, GAAC artist-members, and other Northern Michigan makers – about process, technique, tools, materials and the influence of place on practice.

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Artist Websites

Feast your eyes on the incredible talent of our artist members.

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