Paint Grand Traverse 2020

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Announcing the NEW Paint Grand Traverse 2020!

We are thrilled to announce that we've re-imagined Paint Grand Traverse 2020 as a hybrid in-person and online event, and we're looking forward to connecting talented plein air painters, art fans, and collectors this August!

We're calling it Paint Grand Traverse 2020: Virtually Beautiful, and it will include many of the things you love about PGT, adapted for the current public health situation:

Paint Grand Traverse week will also include:

  • A virtual Pint-Sized Paint Out for Kids
  • Live-streamed awards presentation
  • Outdoor painting demonstrations
  • ...and more!



The Grand Traverse Region

The Grand Traverse region is located in northwest lower Michigan, and is known the world over for its gorgeous scenery, hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan coast, and historic small towns and villages. The largest of these, Traverse City, is nestled on the southern shore of West Grand Traverse Bay, and is home to Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City.

What is Plein Air Painting?

From the French en plein air, or "in open air", plein air artists work outside, in natural lighting conditions, capturing the ephemeral atmospheric and lighting conditions.

Thanks to our presenting sponsors:

Comfort Keepers of Northern Michigan Twisted Fish Gallery WCMU Public Media
  Edward Jones  
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