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Mar 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Calling all artists! We hope that you will join us in our mission and donate a piece of your art in support of Crooked Tree Arts Center. The proceeds from D’Art for Art help support Continue Reading
Jun 1 – Sep 9 all-day CTAC-Petoskey
“Our National Parks” is a juried photography exhibit in honor of Ansel Adams and the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks.  All photographs are the best outdoor, nature, and landscape photography made within National Park System sites. Continue Reading
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
Jun 5 – Oct 11 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
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 Building,to accommodate over 40 Continue Reading
Jun 5 – Aug 10 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
Jun 5 – Oct 4 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
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, and all kinds of Continue Reading
Jun 9 – Aug 2 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City presents Monte Nagler: Visions of Light, a collection of photographic work by Michigan’s own Monte Nagler, a former student of Ansel Adams. Monte Nagler began photographing seriously after Continue Reading
Jun 9 – Aug 2 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
In summer 2017, Crooked Tree Arts Center will present a juried photography exhibition of night sky photography and the Northern Lights. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Michigan Aurora Hunters, an organization of over Continue Reading
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
An opportunity for kids and their grown-ups to learn about the photographic process and experience hands-on activities. Free! Also on display: Northern Lights, an exhibition of night sky and aurora borealis photography, and Monte Nagler: Continue Reading
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Bidwell Plaza, CTAC-Petoskey
Take an intimate look at a process popular in the late 1800s. Photographer Bill Schwab will demonstrate the art and chemistry using a camera with a Civil War-era lens in his mobile studio and darkroom Continue Reading
Jun 29 @ 12:30 pm Bidwell Plaza - CTAC Petoskey
The Dust Bowl Aristocrats are a trio of local musicians who perform traditional jazz standards.  Doug Beauchamp (clarinet), Owen James (guitar), and Kevin Richardson (bass) put a stripped-down, acoustic spin on the big band hits Continue Reading
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Don’t miss the talented young artists of the Up North Vocal Institute perform on Friday evenings this summer in the CTAC Theater! UNVI students will perform in locations from Boyne City to to Mackinac Island! Continue Reading
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Join certified art teacher Stacey Balchunas Pulliam for a rotation of projects exploring different art media. Students will learn different tools and methods of art making. Drop-in anytime during the session and stay as long Continue Reading
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm John M. Hall Auditorium, Bay View
Celebrate the spirit of our country, its national parks, and stunning photography along with the Michigan premiere of Ansel Adams: America, the Adrian Boyer Concerto and Aria winners, and Bay View Concert Orchestra. Ansel Adams: America Continue Reading
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
As part of the National Cherry Festival, Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City is offering free arts and crafts for kids! Join us from 11am-2pm for cherry- and summer-themed projects, suitable for ages 3-12. Continue Reading
Jul 6 @ 12:30 pm Bidwell Plaza - CTAC Petoskey
Oh Brother Big Sister is an eclectic sensation! This brother and sister duo from Northern Michigan covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements. With a comfortable, comedic essence that makes you Continue Reading
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Don’t miss the talented young artists of the Up North Vocal Institute perform on Friday evenings this summer in the CTAC Theater! UNVI students will perform in locations from Boyne City to to Mackinac Island! Continue Reading
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film is a 2002 documentary and biographical film that traces the life of the American photographer Ansel Adams. He is most noted for his landscape images of the American West. The Continue Reading
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Our resident art historian Kaleigh James returns by popular demand to discuss the medium of photography through the lens of art history, beginning with its invention in the late 1830s and running through the formalist Continue Reading
Jul 13 @ 12:30 pm Bidwell Plaza - CTAC Petoskey
Kellerville is an Americana Duo that packs a punch. They juggle a double handful of instruments adding percussion through the use of a washboard, foot tambourine, rattles, shakers,  and a floor tom. Lee even had his Continue Reading
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
Learn about the man behind the famous images from the perspective of someone who worked side-by-side with him for nearly six years.  Drawing from his personal experiences, recollections, anecdotes and memorabilia, Alan Ross will give Continue Reading
Jul 14 @ 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
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Don’t miss the talented young artists of the Up North Vocal Institute perform on Friday evenings this summer in the CTAC Theater! UNVI students will perform in locations from Boyne City to to Mackinac Island! Continue Reading
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am 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
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Irish Boat Shop on Fairview, Harbor Springs
Meet the winemakers, brewers, chefs and artists! Sample wines from a variety of California and Michigan vineyards. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres created by guest chefs. Bid on select auction items and preview all the wonderful D’Art Continue Reading
Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm Bidwell Plaza - CTAC Petoskey
The Moxie Strings Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience two of the world’s best-known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana 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[...]
Mar 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Calling all artists! We hope that you will join us in our mission and donate a piece of your art in support of Crooked Tree Arts Center. The proceeds from D’Art for Art help support[...]
May 23 – Jun 27 all-day Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Session: Summer, 6-Weeks Instructor: Bri Wilson Day/Time: Tuesdays from 5:45 – 7:00 PM A little dance, a little exercise and a lot of fun! Whether you are a first time ballet student or someone looking[...]
Jun 1 – Sep 9 all-day CTAC-Petoskey
“Our National Parks” is a juried photography exhibit in honor of Ansel Adams and the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks.  All photographs are the best outdoor, nature, and landscape photography made within National Park System sites.[...]
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[...]
Jun 1 – Sep 9 all-day CTAC-Petoskey
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.           ~John[...]
Jun 5 – Oct 11 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
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 Building,to accommodate over 40[...]
Jun 5 – Aug 10 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[...]
Jun 5 – Oct 4 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
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, and all kinds of[...]
Jun 6 – Jul 18 all-day Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Session Dates: June 6 – July 18 Dates/Time: Tuesdays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Donna Rey-Taylor Tuition: $95 Members / $135 Non-Members Fun and easy to learn, Colored Pencil:[...]
Jun 9 – Aug 2 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City presents Monte Nagler: Visions of Light, a collection of photographic work by Michigan’s own Monte Nagler, a former student of Ansel Adams. Monte Nagler began photographing seriously after[...]
Jun 9 – Aug 2 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
In summer 2017, Crooked Tree Arts Center will present a juried photography exhibition of night sky photography and the Northern Lights. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Michigan Aurora Hunters, an organization of over[...]
Jun 19 – Aug 19 all-day
Serious. Fun.   A wonderful opportunity for new ballerinas to explore ballet and experienced ballerinas to continue their study in a nationally recognized program.   Session I:  June 19 – July 8 Session II: July[...]
Jun 20 – Jul 26 all-day Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
 This class is a flood of creativity for adults. With pottery wheels, a slab roller, an extruder, and over twenty great cone six glazes to choose from adults will love creating in this class. All[...]
Jun 20 – Jul 26 all-day Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Our summer pottery classes are designed to teach pottery skills as well as give kids the opportunity to explore clay as a material for design, sculpture and expression.   Sessions for students entering Kindergarten through 12th[...]
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
An opportunity for kids and their grown-ups to learn about the photographic process and experience hands-on activities. Free! Also on display: Northern Lights, an exhibition of night sky and aurora borealis photography, and Monte Nagler:[...]
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day CTAC - Traverse City
Instructor: Janet “Cedar” Kindy Medium: Watercolor Days/Times: June 27-29, 9:30am – 4:30pm Tuition: $375 Members / $415 Non-Members. All supplies and 1-day site visit to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore included! Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 Learn[...]
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Our National Parks Exhibit Juror, Howard Bond, will talk about his work and share stories about his experience with Ansel Adams,  f64, and his work with the Sierra Club. About Howard Bond: Howard Bond began photographing[...]
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Bidwell Plaza, CTAC-Petoskey
Take an intimate look at a process popular in the late 1800s. Photographer Bill Schwab will demonstrate the art and chemistry using a camera with a Civil War-era lens in his mobile studio and darkroom[...]
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June29 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dan Welihan Tuition: $15 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! Capturing an image is just the beginning. Editing[...]
Jun 29 @ 12:30 pm Bidwell Plaza - CTAC Petoskey
The Dust Bowl Aristocrats are a trio of local musicians who perform traditional jazz standards.  Doug Beauchamp (clarinet), Owen James (guitar), and Kevin Richardson (bass) put a stripped-down, acoustic spin on the big band hits[...]
Jun 29 @ 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[...]
Jun 30 @ 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[...]
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Don’t miss the talented young artists of the Up North Vocal Institute perform on Friday evenings this summer in the CTAC Theater! UNVI students will perform in locations from Boyne City to to Mackinac Island![...]
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Join certified art teacher Stacey Balchunas Pulliam for a rotation of projects exploring different art media. Students will learn different tools and methods of art making. Drop-in anytime during the session and stay as long[...]
Jul 5 – Jul 26 all-day
July 5 – July 26, 2017 CTAC’s Summer Strings Workshops provide an opportunity for kids (and parents!) to continue their studies in the strings and Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra programs.  From intermediates to experts, all levels of[...]
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm John M. Hall Auditorium, Bay View
Celebrate the spirit of our country, its national parks, and stunning photography along with the Michigan premiere of Ansel Adams: America, the Adrian Boyer Concerto and Aria winners, and Bay View Concert Orchestra. Ansel Adams: America[...]
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
As part of the National Cherry Festival, Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City is offering free arts and crafts for kids! Join us from 11am-2pm for cherry- and summer-themed projects, suitable for ages 3-12.[...]
Jul 6 @ 12:30 pm Bidwell Plaza - CTAC Petoskey
Oh Brother Big Sister is an eclectic sensation! This brother and sister duo from Northern Michigan covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements. With a comfortable, comedic essence that makes you[...]
Jul 7 @ 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[...]
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