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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

Sep 1 2016 – Apr 3 2017 all-day
The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016.  In celebration of  the centennial and anticipation of the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition  (Summer 2017), Crooked Tree Arts Center invites you to visit and photograph Continue Reading
Jan 19 @ 3:38 pm – May 5 @ 11:59 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
In summer 2017, Crooked Tree Arts Center will present a juried photography exhibition of  the Northern lights. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Michigan Aurora Hunters, an organization of over 1,000 Michigan residents who Continue Reading
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 11:55 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. The Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair Continue Reading
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Kids ages 3-6 will explore a variety of media and techniques as they create fun art projects. Line, shape, and color will be introduced through the use of paint, paper, pastels, and other media. Experimentation is encouraged! Continue Reading
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Registration deadline: Feb. 21, 2017 Learn the basic stitches of woven tapestry using fibers in a variety of textures and colors. Students will work on a table loom and learn to translate their own designs Continue Reading
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Register by: February 22, 2017 Learn how to render accurate faces using different drawing media. Students will be introduced to different facial shapes and proportions. Discover how to use light and shadow to create three-dimensional Continue Reading
Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Registration deadline: Feb. 22, 2017 In this introduction to hand-building we will spend our first two classes creating pinch pots and small sculptures as we learn to pinch, roll, slip, score, and assemble low-fire white Continue Reading
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Registration for this class has been closed. Watercolor painting is an exciting art medium! In this class you will learn how to create the look and feel of a waterfall using watercolor paints. Discover how Continue Reading
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Drop-in on Fridays to hear an engaging talk by our resident art historian, Kaleigh James (MA, Art History, Wayne State University). Throughout the 10 weeks, we’ll take a century-long journey starting with the Neoclassisism of the Continue Reading
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Registration for this class has closed. Students will use basic drawing techniques to engage with a traditional and important method of art-making: drawing from observation. Each week students will explore elements such as line, gesture, value, Continue Reading
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm
Windsor Furniture Workshop: 10am-4pm March 4th and 5th (30 min. lunch break) In this workshop, each student will create a piece of Windsor furniture, choosing from from four available project options: a tall stool, a Continue Reading
Mar 6 – Mar 25 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
The 2017 Youth Art Show showcases the artwork of students, Kindergarten through Grade 12, in the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District.  The exhibition will be on display March 6-25, 2017. The show includes a juried Continue Reading
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Kids ages 3-6 will explore a variety of media and techniques as they create fun art projects. Line, shape, and color will be introduced through the use of paint, paper, pastels, and other media. Experimentation is encouraged! Continue Reading
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Drop-in on Fridays to hear an engaging talk by our resident art historian, Kaleigh James (MA, Art History, Wayne State University). Throughout the 10 weeks, we’ll take a century-long journey starting with the Neoclassisism of the Continue Reading
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, Crooked Tree Arts Center will celebrate its annual Youth Art Show in Traverse City.  The Youth Art Show showcases the artwork of students, Kindergarten through Grade 12, in the Traverse Bay Area Continue Reading
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Kids ages 3-6 will explore a variety of media and techniques as they create fun art projects. Line, shape, and color will be introduced through the use of paint, paper, pastels, and other media. Experimentation is encouraged! Continue Reading
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Drop-in on Fridays to hear an engaging talk by our resident art historian, Kaleigh James (MA, Art History, Wayne State University). Throughout the 10 weeks, we’ll take a century-long journey starting with the Neoclassisism of the Continue Reading
Mar 21 @ 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. For our annual K-12 Youth Continue Reading
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – May 26 @ 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City is pleased to host the annual exhibition of the Michigan Water Color Society. The show is a great opportunity to see an incredible variety of water-based paintings from Continue Reading
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Explore ways to develop your own personal paint style with master of creativity and expression, Judi Betts. Some of the essentials covered in class include variation and simplification in design, influence of color, and the 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
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