Tom Kaufmann

Tom Kaufmann

Tom Kaufmann is a musician, sculptor, and edutainer. For the past 20 years, he has appeared in the Beacon Lounge at the Top of the Park Place Hotel, and previously was the Entertainment Director for the Grand Traverse Resort, where he performed with his band, and as a soloist. He is also well known for the personalized musical wire sculptures he creates, which he calls “ Your Name Rings a Bell”. His music education program, “Tinkertunes” has given thousands of children an opportunity to learn about the science of sound through music, and his “Traveling Musical Instrument Petting Zoo” has visited schools, libraries, and museums throughout the state. His 2013 ArtPrize entry “KinderBells” sculpture, made from recycled oxygen tanks, was purchased by the City of Caddilac, and is in a park there. He has been commissioned by the Friendly Garden Club for a set of the bells for the new Sensory Gardens at the Historic Barns. His 2014 entry “ Music-Go-Round” was purchased by Ripley’s Museums.

122 East Fifteenth St
Traverse City, MI

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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