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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.



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 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 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 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 – Apr 29 all-day CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
Attention Teachers: Please email Sheila Ruen to register for the Youth Art Show. Please include: Your School Your name Grades you are teaching Email address and phone number where you can be reached Questions or concerns 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 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 Gilbert Gallery, 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 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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 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
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