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Outdoor Gallery Exhibit: Pam Spicer

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The vibrant paintings of Traverse City artist Pam Spicer is the 2021-2022 installation in the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Outdoor Gallery. Five of Pam’s paintings will be reproduced on 5-foot-square weather-resistant aluminum panels by Image360 of Traverse City.

Exhibit: Woodland Studies

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is exhibiting Woodland Studies, a small exhibition of black and white photographs by Grand Rapids photographer Rodney Martin

PaperWork Exhibition

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

PaperWork is an exhibition about works on paper, and works made from paper. It focuses on paper used in a wide array of applications...

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Exploring Japanese Pottery

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates and Times: March 4 and 11; 1-3 pm; March 18 and 25; 12:30-3:30 pm Registration Deadline: March 1 Location: GAAC This workshop is for all levels - from absolute […]

$175.00 – $195.00

Puppet Adventures

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

A Puppet Master’s epic characters are magically brought to life through world-class puppetry.

Puppet Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022 Time: 2 pm Registration Deadline: March 2 A creative workshop using paper materials to create fascinating characters and rich animation techniques to bring stories to […]

$20.00 – $30.00
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Knitting: Just the Basics

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: March 8 and 15 Time: 12:00-3:00 pm Registration Deadline: March 5 Location: GAAC We will briefly discuss yarn: fiber, yarn weight (what the numbers mean), needles (what the numbers […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Exhibit: 2022 Member Create

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

For longer than anyone can remember, the Glen Arbor Arts Center has presented an annual exhibition of work created by its members. As diverse as the GAAC’s members are, so, too, is the work they make.

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After School Arts: Spring Session

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: April 7, 21, 28 and May 5, 12 Time: 4:00pm - 5:30 pm Registration deadline: April 4 Through thoughtful instruction and engaging, process-oriented projects, the GAAC hopes to inspire […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Moving Metal: Fold Forming

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: April 13 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: April 10 Location: GAAC Fold Forming is an exciting technique of metalworking where metal is folded, annealed (softened with […]

$95.00 – $110.00

Sashiko Embroidery: Mark Making with Thread

Date: April 22 and 29 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: April 22 Location: GAAC This course will explore the traditional art of Japanese Sashiko style embroidery by encouraging […]

$90.00 – $105.00
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Exploring Cold Wax and Oil

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: April 23 and 24 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Sat and 10 am - 3 pm Sun Registration Deadline: April 20 Location GAAC This two-day workshop will introduce […]

$225.00 – $250.00

Exhibit: On the Precipice

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is showing On The Precipice, a collaborative exhibition of paintings and poems by Linda Alice Dewey and Anne-Marie Oomen.

Exploring Linocut Printmaking and Monotype

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: April 30 Time: 10 am - 3pm (one-hour lunch break) Registration Deadline: April 27 Location: GAAC This class is designed to explore relief […]

$125.00 – $140.00

Parallel 45’s Reading Series presents Lungs

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama...

Outdoor Gallery Exhibit: Carrie Hensel

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor artist Carrie Hensel's impressionistic landscape paintings will be the 2022-23 Outdoor Gallery installation at the Glen Arbor Arts Center.

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: David LeGault

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2022 Suzanne Wilson Artist-in-Residence program begins May 1 with the arrival of writer David LeGault.

Watercolor Botanicals

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: May 14 Time: 10 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: May 11 Location: GAAC Pick up your paintbrush and experiment with watercolor. Practice basic techniques and learn tips for layering color […]

$75.00 – $85.00

Exhibit: Flags

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Flags represent everything -- from a nation to a world view to one’s affinity and allegiance to a sports team. They’re objects that are saturated with meaning.

Mini Masterpieces

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s annual Mini Masterpieces outdoor exhibit is on display. Mini Masterpieces are 3 x 3” canvases illustrated and painted by community members in Leelanau County.

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Rosalie Sanara Petrouske

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The geography and geology of the Sleeping Bear Dunes will be the focus of writer Rosalie Sanara Petrouske’s work during her May 15 - 28 artist residency with the Glen Arbor Arts Center.

Clothesline Exhibit: Prayer Flags

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center looks to the East for inspiration for the 2022 Clothesline Exhibit. This year’s theme is prayer flags.

Unconditional PRIDE Artist PopUP + Demo at the GAAC

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center and Up North Pride are creating the collaborative Unconditional PRIDE Artist PopUP + Demo, June 4, 11 am – 3 pm at the GAAC.

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Quinn Faylor

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The flora and fauna of the Sleeping Bear Dunes will be the focus of Detroit artist Quinn Faylor’s work during their Glen Arbor Arts Center residency May 29 – June 11.

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Open Pottery Studio

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: June 15 - October 27 Times: Wednesdays 1-4 pm and Thursdays 6-9 pm Registration Deadline: October 2 Location: Thoreson Farm This is an opportunity for those with prior clay […]

$150.00 – $165.00
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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 1

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 20, 21 and 23 Time: 9:30am-12pm  Registration Deadline: June 17 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years […]

$120.00 – $135.00

Solstice Plein Air – Sundown at the Beach

Bay Lane Beach MI

Date: June 21 Time: Sundown - exact time TBD Registration Deadline: June 18 Location: Bay Lane Beach Paint the longest day of the year–the Summer Solstice. We’ll meet at sundown […]

$55.00 – $65.00

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Valerie Mann

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

iber artist Valerie Mann will explore and fabricate a new body of work based on grief, both personal and global, during her Glen Arbor Arts Center residency June 12 - 25.

Enameled Jewelry

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 25 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: June 22 Location: GAAC Explore all the possibilities of enameling, which uses both a kiln and a torch to […]

$110.00 – $125.00

Pottery Sampler

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: June 26 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: June 26 Location: Thoreson Farm In this class we will explore throwing on the wheel, extruding, and slab building. Experience three fun […]

$75.00 – $90.00
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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 2

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 27, 28 and 30 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: June 27 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes […]

$120.00 – $135.00

Sketching on the Go

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 28 Time: 9 am - 2:30 pm Registration Deadline: June 28 Location: GAAC Enjoy the outdoors more deeply by sketching--even if it's in your own backyard. This one-day […]

$80.00 – $95.00

Nature Journaling 1: Science and Art LIVE!

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: June 29 Time: 10 am - 2 pm (break for lunch) Registration Deadline: June 26 Location: Thoreson Farm Nature Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and […]

$10.00 – $50.00

Ice Cream Bowls

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 30 Time: 1:30-3:30 pm Registration Deadline: June 30 We LOVE ice cream around here and think delightful handmade bowls go perfectly with our favorite scoop! So join us […]

$35.00 – $45.00

QuinTango

Glen Lake School 3375 W Burdickville Rd, Glen Arbor, Maple City

QuinTango’s woman-powered quintet plus their male Argentine bandoneon player re-imagine traditional tango using classical chops, jazz harmonies, and arrangements. Get you free reservations for the June 30th concert.

Free

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Monsterpieces

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: July 5 and 6 Time: 10 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: July 1 Two heads? Spiked tail? Six eyes? Young artists explore the fantastical figures that many of us dream […]

$65.00 – $75.00
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Plein Air at the Farm

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 6, 7, and 8 Time: 9 am - 1 pm Registration Deadline: July 3 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience Plein air oil painting in the historic Port Oneida landscape. […]

$210.00 – $245.00

Prayer Flags

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 7 Time: 10 am-2 pm Registration Deadline: July 7 Prayer Flags are a Tibetan tradition where prayers and mantras are printed on fabric flags and hung outside, allowing […]

$55.00 – $65.00

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Amanda Kendrick

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Indiana artist Amanda Kendrick will use her Glen Arbor Arts Center residency to switch gears. Kendrick has built a studio practice based on painting. During her June 26 – July 9 residency...

Dimensional Collage

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 9 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: July 6 Location: GAAC Collage is one of the most accessible forms of creative expression. In this class, we […]

$35.00 – $50.00

Raku Saturday 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 9 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 6 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00

July Artist PopUP + Demo at the GAAC

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s second, 2022 artist PopUP is July 10, 11 am – 3 pm at the GAAC.

2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 3

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 11, 12 and 14 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: July 8 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session A

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 11, 12 and 15 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 8 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Glazes – Problems and Solutions

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 11, 12, and 15 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 8 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Successful and consistent glazing can sometimes seem mysterious and […]

$190.00 – $210.00
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Pottery on the Wheel 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 Time: 6 - 9 pm Registration Deadline: July 8 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Learn and practice wedging, centering, throwing, and […]

$250.00 – $275.00

Alternative Books: You Do You!

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 13 Time: 10 am-3 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: July 8 Create your fun, unique and soulful one-of-a-kind art book. We will be using "tossed out" […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Nature Journaling 2: Science and Art LIVE!

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 15 Time: 10 am - 2 pm (break for lunch) Registration Deadline: July 15 Location: Thoreson Farm Nature Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and […]

$10.00 – $50.00

Collage Portraits

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 16 Time: 10 am - 2pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: July 13 Location: GAAC Have you ever looked at a picture of a pear and […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Raku Saturday 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 16 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 13 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00

2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 4

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 18, 19 and 21 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: July 18 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session B

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 18, 19 and 22 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 15 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Tiny Houses

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: July 18, 19 and 22 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 15 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm In this popular class we will be constructing tiny […]

$190.00 – $210.00
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Writing Table: A Creative Writing Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: July 19, 20 and 21 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 14 Does writing bring you joy? This workshop will help you create and sharpen your fiction or poetry. […]

$125.00 – $140.00

Abstract AND Representational Painting on YUPO

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 23 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 20 Location: GAAC You will love the forgiveness and workability of YUPO paper. There are no mistakes that […]

$155.00 – $175.00

Raku Saturday 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 23 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 20 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00
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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 5

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 25, 26 and 28 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: July 24 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session C

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 25, 26 and 29 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 22 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Beyond Glaze – Surface Decoration

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: July 25, 26 and 29 Times: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 22 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Go beyond your comfort zone and learn Sgraffito, Slip-trailing, […]

$190.00 – $210.00
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The Fundamentals of Composition for Painters

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 27 and 28 Time: 9 am - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: July 24 Location: Thoreson Farm Have fun learning how the simple fundamentals of artistic composition will make […]

$175.00 – $195.00

Raku Saturday 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: July 30 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 27 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in […]

$50.00 – $60.00

Traverse City Dance Project

Nash Road Red Barn 9805 Nash Road, Maple City, MI

Get your reservations here. The Traverse City Dance Project returns to Glen Arbor as part of their 2022 Community Tour.

$30.00 – $35.00

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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 6

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 1, 2 and 4 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: July 29 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session D

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 1, 2 and 5 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 29 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Slab Build Tableware

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Dates: August 1, 2 and 5 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 29 @ 1 pm Produce pots for the foodie in all of […]

$190.00 – $210.00

Beach Bards Bonus Bonfire: FLAGS Edition

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

An evening of poetry, stories and music about flags takes place at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, August 2, 7 – 9 pm.

2022 Plein Air Weekend

Glen Arbor Town Hall 6394 W Western Ave, Glen Abor, MI

Painters from across Michigan and the Midwest will converge on Glen Arbor August 4, 5, and 6  for the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 13th Plein Air Weekend.

Raku Saturday 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: August 6 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 3 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in […]

$50.00 – $60.00

2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 7

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 8, 9 and 11 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: August 8 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session E

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 8, 9 and 12 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: August 5 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Pottery on the Wheel 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: August 8, 15, 22 and 29 Time: 6-9 pm Registration Deadline: August 5 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Learn and practice wedging, centering, throwing, and trimming basic forms. […]

$250.00 – $265.00

Garden Printmaking

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 9 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 4 Learn the basics of block printing with artist Cindi Ford and create a linoleum cut to print botanical patterns, vegetables, […]

$65.00 – $75.00
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Pastels Plein Air – Art of Observation

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 10 and 11 Time: 10am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: August 7 Location: Thoreson Farm Pastels are made for plein air. The immediacy of the medium makes them […]

$295.00 – $315.00

Cartooning to Comics – Draw AND Sculpt!

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 11 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 11 Explore comics from around the world and develop your characters and ideas. Learn ways to draw them for big impact, […]

$35.00 – $45.00

Cyanotype Printing

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: August 12 Time: 10 am - 4 pm Registration Deadline: August 9 Location: GAAC Learn to make cyanotype prints from the original 1842 […]

$125.00 – $140.00

Painting Pollinators

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: August 13 Time: 10 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: August 10 Do you want a chance to practice your sketching skills and watercolor whimsy? […]

$45.00 – $55.00
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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 8

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 15, 16 and 18 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: August 15 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Kurinuki

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 15, 16 and 19 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: August 12 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Kurinuki is a traditional method of Japanese handbuilding. The […]

$190.00 – $210.00

Art After Hours In Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Nine Glen Arbor galleries and artists’ studios will keep the night light burning this summer as part of Art After Hours.

Raku Saturday 7

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 20 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 17 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00

Exhibit: Vessels

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center takes an out-of-the-box look at bowls, baskets, urns, pods, and other objects that store and carry things, in its fall exhibit, VESSELS.

Drummunity

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Join percussionist Lori Fithian for Drummunity! A “Drummunity” circle is a high-energy, fun, and empowering drumming activity for all age groups.

Raku Saturday 8

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 27 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 24 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00

Printmaking Made Easy

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 28 Time: 10 am-3 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: August 27 Come explore the magical world of printmaking using a gelatin "Gelli" plate. No art experience […]

$95.00 – $110.00

Night Photography at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Pine Street Studios 5710 N Pine St, Glen Arbor

Date: August 29 - September 2 Time: Approx 4 hours/day in the classroom + outdoors/onsite 7 pm - nightfall Registration Deadline: August 28 Location: GAAC and Sleeping Bear Dunes National […]

Purchase $675.00 – $725.00 6 tickets left

Exhibit: Ropes, Ribbons, Twigs, and Things

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s fall, Lobby Gallery exhibition is Ropes, Ribbons, Twigs, and Things, a series of intaglio prints by Traverse City artist Dorothy Anderson Grow.

Raku Saturday 9

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: September 3 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: September 3 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Kimberly Stoney

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Mixed media artist Kimberly Stoney turns to the world of music for a new series of collaged paintings during her Glen Arbor Arts Center residency August 28 – September 10.

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Writing the Arts: Object + Words = Ekphrasis

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: September 10, 17, and 24 (Open Reading October 1) Time: 10 – 11 am Registration Deadline: September 30 Location: GAAC Writing the Arts is a collaborative project of the […]

Free

Forging For Peace Project: September Demo

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Forging For Peace Project blacksmiths return to the Glen Arbor Arts Center Forge on Saturday, September 10, 11 am - 3 pm.

Raku Saturday 10

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: September 10 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: September 10 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00
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Plein Air Painting Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: September 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Time: 10 am - 5 pm (roughly) Registration Deadline: September 9 Location: Start at GAAC / locations TBD This guided immersive workshop […]

$625.00 – $675.00

Block Printed Tea Towels

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: September 17 Time: 11 am - 3 pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: September 16 Location: GAAC Students will design, carve and print their own designs and […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Raku Saturday 11

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: September 17 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: September 14 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00

Materials Exploration Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: September 24 Time: 10 am-3 pm Registration Deadline: September 24 This workshop explores soft materials and basketry methods used to make 3-dimensional forms from fibers. Topics include making cordage […]

$110.00 – $125.00

Raku Saturday 12

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: September 24 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: September 24 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and […]

$50.00 – $60.00
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Travel Photography

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: September 30, 10 am - 3 pm and October 1, 3 pm - 8 pm Time: see above Registration Deadline: September 29 Location: September 30 @ GAAC and October […]

$200.00 – $220.00

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Macro Photography

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: October 5 and 12 Time: 10 am - 1 pm Registration Deadline: October 4 Location: GAAC Are you looking to get up-close and personal with the natural world? Learn […]

$150.00 – $170.00
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After School Arts: Session 1

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Ride the bus to create with us! After School Arts registration is open.

$75.00 – $85.00

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Ana Spencer

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Illinois potter and teacher Ana Spencer will use her Glen Arbor Arts Center residency to get “a fresh take” on her materials and process. Spencer’s residency is Sept. 25 – October 8.

Vessels Walk + Talk

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

A guided walk-and-talk through the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s VESSELS exhibition takes place Saturday, October 8, 11 am. Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager, leads a conversational tour of this dynamic exhibit.

Recurring

Creepy Creatures

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: October 22 and 29 Time: 12-2 pm Registration Deadline: October 20 Explore the creepy creatures of the season. Two heads? Spiked tail? Giant fangs? Young artists explore the macabre […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Exhibit: 2022 Small Works

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2022 Small Works Holiday Exhibition is an annual showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices, $150 or less.

Holiday Kickoff Open House

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Join us for our Holiday Kickoff! November 4 from 5 – 7pm. Enjoy holiday music, refreshments, and morsels while holiday shopping our gallery and pop-up store!

Paper Ornaments

Virtual

Date: November 12 Time: 1-3 pm Registration Deadline: November 5 Format: Online via Zoom + mailed art kit Family class: adults and adults with children 10+ years Construct beautiful paper […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Clay Ornaments

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: November 19 Time: 2-4pm Registration Deadline: November 16 Celebrate the arrival of winter by creating ceramic ornaments that will last a lifetime. Cozy up with hot chocolate, design your […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Clay Ornaments

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: November 19 Time: 5-7pm Registration Deadline: November 16 Celebrate the arrival of winter by creating ceramic ornaments that will last a lifetime. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas— […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Artful Wreaths

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: November 21 Time: 3-5 pm Registration Deadline: November 18 Embrace the holiday season with Fresh Cut Design with a wreath workshop at Glen Arbor Art Center! This introductory course […]

$115.00 – $125.00

Coffee With The Authors Book Discussion

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center hosts Leelanau County writers Jacob Wheeler and Anne-Marie Oomen for coffee and conversation about their newly published nonfiction books.

Handmade Holidays

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: December 10 Time: 10am-4pm Registration Deadline: December 7 Join GAAC for a fun-filled handmade holidays workshop — just for the younger set. Creating and giving handmade gifts has a […]

Purchase $110.00 – $125.00 11 tickets left

Exhibit: A Feral Housewife

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Leelanau County artist Mary Beth Acosta’s collages occupy the GAAC’s Lobby Gallery January 6 – April 21, 2023.

Plein Air Weekend: Save the Dates

Glen Arbor Town Hall 6394 W Western Ave, Glen Abor, MI

Save the dates for the 2023 Plein Air Weekend which will be held Friday, August 4 and Saturday August 5.

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