Paint Grand Traverse: Quick Paint Competition 2021

Event Details
Presented by
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Price Range
FREE to attend; $20 to compete

The Quick Paint Sale is moving indoors! Come to Kirkbride Hall at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons at 6:00 to shop all the great paintings created this afternoon!


A great event for spectators! A Quick Paint is an exciting, two-hour competition for plein air painters working on location. Up to 100 artists will compete for awards, and the competition will be immediately followed by a quick sale! Browse and buy paintings of the beautiful, historic grounds of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Enjoy an afternoon on the beautiful grounds of the Grand Traverse Commons. Pack a picnic, or purchase refreshments from on-site food trucks and the wonderful restaurants, cafes, and vendors located at the Commons. 

Event Location: The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

We are pleased to announce that the location for the PGT 2021 Quick Paint Competition will be hosted by The Village at Grand Traverse Commons!

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is one of the largest historic preservation and adaptive reuse redevelopments in the country. A beautiful solution to urban sprawl, The Village is the unique renovation of dozens of historic buildings formerly known as the Traverse City State Hospital. The Grand Traverse Commons is located just a few minutes south of downtown Traverse City and Crooked Tree Arts Center.

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
830 Cottageview Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684

Event / Painting Area Map (PDF)

Event Program

2:00-3:00pm: artist check-in

3:00-5:00pm: artists painting

5:00-6:15pm: live music (refreshments available for purchase from food trucks and on-site vendors)

6:15pm: awards presentation

6:30-7:30pm: quick sale

Artist Registration

All artists ages 18+ working in any painting media are invited to participate! Advanced registration is strongly encouraged, and will be open June 15 - August 6. Click here for details.


Paint Grand Traverse Presenting Sponsors:

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