Petoskey 231.347.4337

Traverse City 231.941.9488



Traverse City: March 6 – March 25, 2017
Petoskey: April 8 – May 6, 2017
Join us as we celebrate the talented youth in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties.

The Youth Arts Festival is generously supported by Kroeger-Mainland Family Fund of Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.



Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Calling all young writers! Elementary, middle and high school student writers in the Charlevoix-Emmet ISD (or home school students in Charlevoix or Emmet Counties) are invited to submit one work of poetry, prose, or one Continue Reading
Apr 8 – May 6 all-day CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
Timeline for Teachers: Intent to Participate* Wednesday March 1, 2017  (Email the Galleries Director, Sheila Ruen, of your intent to participate, by March 1, 2017). Include: Your Name, School, Grades, Contact info, and any questions Continue Reading
Apr 8 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 pm CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
  Please help us celebrate the opening of the Youth Art Show on Saturday, April 8  from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Awards will be announced and refreshments served. This event is free and open to Continue Reading
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
The CTAC Youth Arts Festival Strings Showcase features performances by students from all levels of the Gerber Strings and Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra programs.  The Strings Showcase demonstrates the students’ growth as musicians and performers Continue Reading
Apr 10 – May 15 all-day CTAC - Petoskey, Lower Carnegie Studio
Session: Spring, 6-Weeks* Instructor: Michelle Chenard & Pete Kehoe Day/Time: Mondays from 3:45 – 5:15 PM Learn how to write songs! During this six-week course Michigan Emmy Award-winning songwriters, Michelle Chenard and Pete Kehoe, will teach Continue Reading
Apr 16 – Apr 26 all-day CTAC - Petoskey
The Selfie Project is a celebration of the age-old art of self-portrait made new.   In the age of Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and a camera on every device, we see “selfies” on a daily basis. Continue Reading
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm CTAC Theater - Petoskey
Think eddi Awards for Youth!  Please join us as we honor students in a variety of our programming who are graduating or receiving scholarships from CTAC, including the CTAC Arts Scholarship.  The CTAC Arts Scholarship Continue Reading
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Upper Level Carnegie Building, CTAC-Petoskey
As part of International Jazz Day, the Crooked Tree Jazz Orchestra will perform a free educational concert for children and adults, demonstrating the basic principles of jazz and explaining how a jazz band plays together. Continue Reading
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Students, their families, and teachers are invited to attend an Awards Reception at Crooked Tree Arts Center.  At the reception, the students will be given awards and/or certificates and be invited to read their work Continue Reading
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CTAC Bonfield Gallery - Petoskey
Please join us and support our community’s talented youth!  The Petoskey Culinary Arts Program will be showcasing their abilities, and providing food and drink for Youth Art Show visitors and Young Writers Juried Exposition Reception attendees. This Continue Reading
May 21 @ 2:30 pm Boyne City Performing Arts Center @ Boyne City High School
The annual Spring Concert features students that participate in the Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra program and the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program in the Schools.  In this final performance for the season, over 400 students from Continue Reading
© 2017 Crooked Tree Arts Center | Designbot Creative