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May 2020

Starts: May 12 Ends: April 30, 2021

Outdoor Gallery

THE OUTDOOR GALLERY IS OPEN
The Glen Arbor Arts Center unveiled its new Outdoor Gallery May 12.

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Starts: May 15 Ends: July 16

Virtual Exhibit: New Views: Birdlandia

Birds offer symbolic ways for us to describe our inner and outer lives, home, relationships, the state of the ecology, and more. Birds are some of the most accessible creatures to watch and study.

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July 2020

Igor and the Red Elvises
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Dune Climb Concert: Igor and the Red Elvises

Due to the corona virus, this concert has been cancelled.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Crane Wives

Due to the corona virus, this concert has been cancelled.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Laurel Premo

Due to the corona virus, this concert has been cancelled.

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Starts: July 24 Ends: August 31

6FT APART ART: Mini Masterpieces Art Walk

Fifty 3” x 3” canvases were distributed to Leelanau County families to craft a personal, creative expression.

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Starts: July 24 Ends: August 27

6FT APART ART: Clothesline Exhibit

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is moving art outdoor as part of its 6ft Apart Art series of creative, pop-up events.

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Starts: July 24 Ends: August 27

Exhibit: Members Create

An annual tradition returns! The GAAC Members Create exhibition is a showcase of members’ talent. The 2020 Members Create features the work of 24 current GAAC members.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

6FT APART ART: Pop-Up Exhibition + Artist Demos #1

The GAAC parking lot becomes a pop-up gallery and demonstration site. An opportunity to watch studio artists demonstrating how they work and create – part of the 6ft Apart Art series. They’ll be showing some wares, too. Come meet, talk and watch. Free. Participating artists: Kim Bazemore, metalsmith. Contemporary jewelry. Lindy Bishop, painter. Painting big […]

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Blair Miller

Blair Miller brings his enigmatic blues to the 6ft Apart Art Artists Pop-Up + Demos at the Glen Arbor Arts Center.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

One For The Foxes

Due to the corona virus, this concert has been cancelled.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

2020 Plein Air Weekend: Thursday Sundowner Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus, the Plein Air Weekend has been cancelled. However, the GAAC will host an Artist Invitational and Virtual Auction. Watch for more information about this virtual event.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

2020 Plein Air Weekend: Friday Quick Draw Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus, the Plein Air Weekend has been cancelled. However, the GAAC will host an Artist Invitational and Virtual Auction. Watch for more information about this virtual event.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Words For Water Poetry Throw-down

“Who owns the water?” People? Communities? Corporations? Nobody? That question is the basis for the July 31 Words For Water open-air poetry throw-down at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. This event is part of the GAAC’s 6ft Apart Art program, a series of outdoor pop-up events, and is offered in collaboration with FLOW [For Love […]

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August 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020

2020 Plein Air Weekend: Saturday Paint Out Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus, the Plein Air Weekend has been cancelled. However, the GAAC will host an Artist Invitational and Virtual Auction. Watch for more information about this virtual event.

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Starts: August 1 Ends: August 8

Artists Invitational and Virtual Auction

Please join us for something new and different during this unusual summer.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Good Morning Bedlam

Due to the corona virus, this concert has been cancelled.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Heron Valley

Due to the corona virus, this event has been cancelled.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

6FT APART ART: Pop-Up Exhibition + Artist Demos #2

The GAAC parking lot becomes a pop-up gallery and demonstration site. An opportunity to watch studio artists demonstrating how they work and create – part of the 6ft Apart Art series. They’ll be showing some wares, too. Come meet, talk and watch. Free. Participating artists are: Margo Burian, painter. Acrylic painting. John Huston, potter. John […]

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Summer Singers

Due to the corona virus, this concert has been cancelled.

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September 2020

Starts: September 11 Ends: November 5

Exhibit: Art In A Time Of Coronavirus | A Postcard Response

Art In A Time Of Coronavirus is an exhibition of postcards [4” x 6”] created in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic…

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Starts: September 11 Ends: November 5

Virtual Exhibit: Power Tools

A multifaceted exhibition built on the belief that the arts provide us with powerful tools of expression: power tools.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Lecture: The Power of Art in 28 1/2 Minutes

Studio artist Hank Feeley returns with another lecture in his recurring series “Art in 28 ½ Minutes.” This time, Feeley takes with a look at “The Power of Art,”

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Gallery Talk: How Art Transforms Community: Three Approaches

Three Northern Michigan groups have pressed the arts into the service of creating better communities. A conversational discussion of the role of the arts and community building…

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October 2020

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Lecture: Creative Resistance — Political Art + Craftivism

Politics – past and present – provide ample fodder for creative inspiration.  Sarah Bearup-Neal, Glen Arbor Arts Center gallery manager, surveys some of these powerful examples…

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Gallery Talk: The Power of Theater

Parallel 45 Theatre of Traverse City produces cutting-edge interpretations of classic plays, giving familiar stories new life – and fresh relevance. A conversational discussion with two of Parallel 45’s key players about how theater is especially suited to examine a wide range of issues. Guests Erin Anderson Whiting, Parallel 45 Executive director, and Artistic Director […]

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November 2020

Starts: November 13 Ends: December 17

Exhibit: Small Works

The GAAC celebrates the holidays with an exhibition of original art. This holiday show features 2D + 3D work that’s 12” square or smaller, all priced at $150 or less.

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