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Upcoming Events

Jun 1 – Sep 30 all-day Bonfield & Gilbert Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center is pleased to present  Ansel Adams : Masterworks for the summer of 2017.   The exhibit is comprised of 48 iconic images of Ansel Adams and 1 portrait of Ansel Adams by James Continue Reading
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
Practice, Rhythm, and Ritual: Meditative Minimalism will explore relationships between studio practices and rituals, mindfulness, and materials. Four Michigan artists will exhibit works in a variety of media and forms. Lydia Boda will create mixed Continue Reading
Sep 22 – Sep 28 all-day CTAC Petoskey & Traverse City
This week-long artists challenge will take place Friday, September 22 – Thursday, September 28, 2017.  Artists must feature scenes from local farms, farmer’s markets, and wineries, all capturing the changing of the season. Canvas or Continue Reading
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am CTAC Theater, Petoskey
Whether it is fine wines, vintage movie posters, or contemporary paintings, some people spend a great deal of time and money collecting these valuables. Even if you are collecting for personal passion rather than investment, Continue Reading
Sep 28 – Nov 20 all-day Atrium Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Enjoy the creativity of over 20 area artists who were challenged to create art “from the outside in!”  Participating artists were tasked with producing intriguing pieces of visual art with each artists using the same Continue Reading
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm CTAC Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent.  Meet in the galleries. No registration necessary!  Tours are free and open to the public. Free Event! Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesdays, June Continue Reading
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Bidwell Plaza, CTAC-Petoskey
Harvest Swirl An Autumn Palate Date: Thursday, September 28 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $20 members / $25 non-members / $30 day of the event Join us as we celebrate the fall harvest and Continue Reading
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bidwell Plaza - CTAC Petoskey
Shop for a wide variety of local art, artisanal goods and foods outside on the Bidwell Plaza at Crooked Tree Arts Center on Fridays (June 16 – September 29) from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM!  Live entertainment! The mission of the Crooked Tree Continue Reading
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Learn food preservation skills and techniques from Food Safety Educator for Michigan State University Extension, Michelle Jarvie. Using the latest research-based information and methods, participants will learn how to make and safely prepare dill and Continue Reading
Oct 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Learn food preservation skills and techniques from Food Safety Educator for Michigan State University Extension, Michelle Jarvie. Using the latest research-based information and methods, participants will learn how to make and safely prepare two types Continue Reading
Oct 6 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jun 8 2018 @ 1:00 pm Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CTAC Kitchen - Petoskey
Join Anne Morningstar of Bear Creek Organic Farm as she demonstrate how to prepare a roasted winter squash salad with goat cheese, roasted garlic and honey vinaigrette.  Spinach, spicy microgreens, and roasted winter squash, topped with goat Continue Reading
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Atrium Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
  Join us to celebrate the opening of Reframe!: The Crooked Tree Arts Center Kitchen Painters Exhibit on Saturday, October 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free Continue Reading
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm CTAC Theater, Petoskey
Date: Saturday, October 7 Time: 7:30 pm Location: CTAC Theater, Petoskey Tickets: $25 Members/$35 Non-Members/$10 Students German pianist Andreas Klein, a graduate of Juilliard with a Doctoral of Musical Arts from Rice University, has distinguished Continue Reading
Oct 11 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Deadline: October 11, 2017 CTAC is seeking artists, designers, artisans, crafters and producers to participate in the 3rd Annual Merry Makers Marketplace.  We’re expanding!  This year Merry Makers Marketplace in Petoskey will be held in Crooked Tree Arts Center’s galleries and the Carnegie Library Continue Reading
Oct 11 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Deadline: October 11, 2017 Crooked Tree Arts Center is pleased to present the Merry Makers Marketplace, held indoors at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan, November 17th & 18th. An art fair, holiday celebration, Continue Reading
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Quiet Moose
The Quiet Moose will be celebrating Northern Michigan’s vibrant artisan community during this special night of giving.   20% of sales this night will benefit Crooked Tree Arts Center. Join us at the Quiet Moose Continue Reading
Oct 13 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jun 15 2018 @ 1:00 pm Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Oct 20 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jun 22 2018 @ 1:00 pm Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Oct 21 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day CTAC Bonfield Gallery - Petoskey
 The 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition of 2D and relief work will be presented in the Ermy B. & Gordon B. Bonfield Gallery from October 21 through January 6. The 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition Continue Reading
Oct 21 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day CTAC-Petoskey
The alumnae of the CTAC Artist in Residence Program in Good Hart will participate in the group exhibition Fresh AIR. The exhibit will include recent works by Amanda Boyd, Lindsey Dunnagan, Kirsten Furlong, Amanda Hamilton, Continue Reading
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center
A dance concert in recognition and exploration of the choreographic voices of CTAC’s pre-professional dancers.  This event is a fundraiser for the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be available for purchase on September 30, by Continue Reading
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
  Join us for our October edition of Coffee @ Ten with Bill Hosterman!   Bill  will talk about the relationship between his background and influential experiences and on his artwork. Through images and a Continue Reading
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am CTAC-Traverse City
Coffee @ Ten is Crooked Tree Arts Center’s free monthly lecture series. Enjoy complimentary coffee, baked goods, and lively discussions with interesting people from northern Michigan’s arts and culture scene. Our October speaker will be Continue Reading
Oct 27 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jun 29 2018 @ 1:00 pm Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Nov 3 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jul 6 2018 @ 1:00 pm Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Join Grain Train in the CTAC Kitchen for our November First Fridays for Foodies cooking demonstration. Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Petoskey District Library will present “First Friday for Foodies” culinary series in CTAC’s newly Continue Reading
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm To Be Announced
Date: Saturday, November 4 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Petoskey Middle School Auditorium Tickets: $20 Adults/$10 Students Memphis is alive with a new genre of music – not quite rockabilly – not quite swing – the papers are Continue Reading
Nov 10 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jul 13 2018 @ 2:00 pm Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
CJ Zondervan, owner of True North Interior Design & Antiques, will share tips for incorporating  personal style and color palette into holiday decorating both inside and outside of your home.  She will talk about getting Continue Reading
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
2017 Annual Membership includes tuition for the spring, summer, fall & winter class sessions (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)*, 1-25 lb. bag of clay per session, access to the pottery studio between sessions[...]
Jun 1 – Sep 30 all-day Bonfield & Gilbert Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center is pleased to present  Ansel Adams : Masterworks for the summer of 2017.   The exhibit is comprised of 48 iconic images of Ansel Adams and 1 portrait of Ansel Adams by James[...]
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
Practice, Rhythm, and Ritual: Meditative Minimalism will explore relationships between studio practices and rituals, mindfulness, and materials. Four Michigan artists will exhibit works in a variety of media and forms. Lydia Boda will create mixed[...]
Sep 13 – Oct 11 all-day
The holiday show season is right around the corner. Crooked Tree Arts Center is hosting Merry Makers Marketplace in both Traverse City and Petoskey.  We are currently accepting applications and would like to encourage you[...]
Sep 18 2017 – Jan 27 2018 all-day Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall/Winter: September 18 – January 27 Instructor: Karrie Benedict Days / Times: Mondays from 3:30 – 4:10 PM -or- Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:10 PM -or- Saturdays from 10:20 – 11:00 AM Designed to be[...]
Sep 18 2017 – Jan 27 2018 all-day Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall/Winter Session, September 18 – January 27 Instructor: Karrie Benedict Days / Times: Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM -or- Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 PM -or- Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM This[...]
Sep 18 – Dec 13 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00-2:45 PM Tuition: $79 per 12-week session Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Beginning Ukulele class is for students with no prior experience playing ukulele.  Students will learn how to hold the ukulele, make[...]
Sep 18 – Dec 13 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30 PM Tuition: $79 per 12-week session Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Beginning Ukulele class is for students with no prior experience playing ukulele.  Students will learn how to hold the ukulele, make[...]
Sep 18 – Dec 13 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00-1:45 PM Tuition: $79 per 12-week session Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Beginning Ukulele class is for students with no prior experience playing ukulele.  Students will learn how to hold the ukulele, make[...]
Sep 18 2017 – May 20 2018 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
2017/18 Academic Year: September 18-May 20 Days/Time: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM Tuition: $125 per academic year Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Chamber Orchestra is Crooked Tree Arts Center’s top string orchestra.  Students in the Chamber Orchestra[...]
Sep 18 2017 – May 20 2018 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
2017/18 Academic Year: September 18-May 20 Days/Time: Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 PM Tuition: $125 per academic year Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Concert Orchestra is for students who have completed the Intermediate Strings course and are ready[...]
Sep 18 2017 – Jan 27 2018 all-day Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall/Winter Session:  Instructor: Karrie Benedict Days / Times:  Wednesdays from 4:15 – 4:55 PM Dance Fusion students explore a variety of dance styles including modern and jazz with music from classic to Broadway show tunes. Students[...]
Sep 18 2017 – Jan 27 2018 all-day Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall/Winter Session, September 18-January 27 Instructor: Karrie Benedict Days / Times:  Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 PM This class is geared towards dancers ages 7 to 11 years old. Dance Fusion students explore a variety of dance[...]
Sep 18 2017 – Jan 27 2018 all-day Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Winter/Spring: January 30-June 10 Instructor: Karrie Benedict Days / Times:  Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 PM This class is geared toward dancers ages 12 years and older, or by permission from an instructor. Dance Fusion students explore[...]
Sep 18 2017 – Jan 27 2018 all-day 415 Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall/Winter Session, September 18 – January 27. Instructor: Heather Raue Days / Times: Mondays from 4:00 – 5:30 PM -and/or- Tuesdays from 5:15 – 6:45 PM -and/or- Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 PM -and/or- Thursdays from 5:15[...]
Sep 18 2017 – Jan 27 2018 all-day 415 Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall/Winter Session: September 18 – January 27 Instructor: Heather Raue Days / Times: Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:15 PM -or- Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:15 PM This class is geared towards dancers ages 8 to 11 years[...]
Sep 18 – Oct 2 all-day Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall, 3-Weeks Instructor: Markae Marfia Day/Time: Mondays from 3:45 – 5:00 PM   Students in this fun-filled, 3-week class will create a hand-sewn bag filled with his/her own story-building starter kit!  Each child will paint a[...]
Sep 18 2017 – Feb 3 2018 all-day 415 Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall/Winter Session, September 18 -January 27 Instructor: Heather Raue Days / Times: Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM Fridays from[...]
Sep 18 – Oct 2 all-day Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall, 3-Weeks Instructor: Ken Winter Days/Time:  Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM “Friends and relatives mean well, but they may skip a cherished accomplishment or miss a favored family survivor ,” a 75-year-old newspaper reporter tells[...]
Sep 19 – Dec 12 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 PM Tuition: $59 per 12-week session Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Adult Strings classes are a faster-paced version of our beginning youth strings classes.  Topics covered include posture, instrument position, hand positions, bowing[...]
Sep 19 – Oct 24 all-day Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall, 6-Weeks Instructor: Donna Rey-Taylor Day/Time: Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 AM A fundamental building block for all artists, students will learn to draw while gaining an understanding of proportion, positive and negative space, value,[...]
Sep 19 – Dec 14 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:45-4:30 PM Tuition: $79 per 12-week session Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Beginning Strings class is for students with no prior experience playing string instruments.  Students will learn the basics of string[...]
Sep 19 – Dec 14 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00-1:45 PM Tuition: $79 per 12-week session Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Beginning Strings class is for students with no prior experience playing string instruments.  Students will learn the basics of string[...]
Sep 19 – Oct 24 all-day Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Dates/Time: Tuesdays from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Donna Rey-Taylor   Fun and easy to learn, Colored Pencil: Essential Techniques is a natural transition from Beginning Drawing for Adults.  [...]
Sep 19 – Dec 12 all-day Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Days/Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM Tuition: This 9-week session is free of charge Instructor: Kevin Richardson The Jazz Combo class is for students who are interested in playing in a small- to medium-sized jazz group.  Students in the[...]
Sep 19 – Nov 14 all-day Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall, 9-Weeks Instructor: Emily Stuchell Day/Time: Tuesdays from 11:00 – 11:45 AM Daily Drop-In Fee: $9 (Please pay at the CTAC Front Desk) Kids explore art by taking themed adventures! Anything goes as they explore[...]
Sep 19 – Nov 14 all-day Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall, 9-Weeks Instructor: Emily Stuchell Day/Time: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:30 AM Daily Drop-In Fee: $8 (Please pay at the CTAC Front Desk) Have fun together with music! Learn new and traditional songs and sing along[...]
Sep 19 – Nov 14 all-day Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall, 9-Weeks* Instructor: Jim Beckering Day/Time: Tuesdays from 6:00 – 9:00 PM Be part of Pottery Club and create your own clay works of art and enjoy the camaraderie of others! Learn to use the pottery[...]
Sep 19 – Oct 3 all-day Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall, 3 Week Day/Time: Tuesdays from 3:45 – 5:15 PM Instructor: CJ Zondervan In this 3-week class, students will learn a relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured, repetitive patterns. 
Sep 20 – Nov 15 all-day Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Fall, 9 Weeks Instructor: Stephen Stuchell Day/Time: Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Come learn how to work with clay in a welcoming, small setting where you will get lots of attention and guidance. Whether[...]
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