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Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City

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Crooked Tree Art Center-Traverse City is located at 322 Sixth Street, in the former city library. We are just steps from downtown, in the historic Central Neighborhood. View map. We offer a rotating series of exhibitions, art classes, lecture series, and many other events for artists and arts-lovers of all ages. Admission to our gallery is always free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: M/Tu/Th/Fr 9am-5pm, Wed. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.

You can reach us at (231) 941-9488, or at tc@crookedtree.org.

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Exhibits and Events

Mar 1 – Jun 23 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 3 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Northern Lights juried photography exhibition at Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City! Enjoy light bites, refreshments, live music, and be among the first to experience this 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 12 @ 10:00 am – Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Registration deadline: Friday, June 2 Come flex your creative muscles and help to beautify your community with art! Students in this 5-day camp will work as a team to design and create a 7 ft. Continue Reading
Jun 20 @ 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 June speaker will be 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
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 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 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 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Enjoy a fun day exploring downtown Traverse City and hunting down clues in this family-friendly photo scavenger hunt! Grab a camera and a team of 2-8, and compete for TC-themed prizes. Register your team and Continue Reading
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - 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 July speaker will be Renee Continue Reading
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Northwestern Michigan College
The 57th annual Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair will be held on the grounds of Northwestern Michigan College on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Over 100 artists and artisans from across the country Continue Reading
Aug 5 @ 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
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
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Join us in downtown Traverse City for a urban-flavored en plein air paint out! There is no fee to participate, and cash prizes will be awarded! And with two days to participate, night owls and early Continue Reading
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Take home a piece of beautiful Traverse City! Browse and buy paintings of downtown Traverse City, created by artists competing in our Downtown TC Plein Air Paint Out. The selection will include evening and daytime Continue Reading
Aug 22 @ 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. Brian Schorn will talk about Continue Reading
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm CTAC - Traverse City
On Wednesday, August 23, join us for a fun day trip via comfy charter bus from Traverse City to Petoskey to view and get a special tour of the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition, on display at Continue Reading
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Traverse City / Friday Night Live
Visit the Crooked Tree Arts Center tent at Friday Night Live, Traverse City’s end-of-summer block party. We’ll have a live demo by a professional sidewalk chalk artist, and a free doodle area for kids! Continue Reading
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Crooked Tree-Traverse City
Art will be adorning the walls of Downtown Traverse City during the bi-annual Downtown Art Walk! The event promotes the arts within our community. Downtown Traverse City invites you to enjoy art, wine, food and Continue Reading
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