Exhibit: By Hand

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

Human hands with their dexterous, opposable thumbs have allowed us to innovate, to use tools, to become nimble, skillful, creative and artful makers. The Glen Arbor Arts Center By Hand project is a consideration of the myriad ways the human hand is intrinsic to creative work; and a demonstration of what human hands can make. […]

Music By Hand – Lecture

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates human handwork in its By Hand project. On April 20, musicians Martha Meek and Laura Hood will talk about the value and joy of making music by hand. Meek is the director of the Martha Meek Music Studio in Suttons Bay. Hood teaches music, and chairs The Leelanau School […]

AI + The Arts: Just A Tool? – Lecture

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates human handwork in a time of machine dominance in its By Hand project. On May 4, the GAAC will host a panel discussion of generative artificial intelligence, and its incursion into the arts. Visual artists Rufus Snoddy, and Troy DeShano, and writer Bob Butz will talk about the role […]

Pete Farmer: Farmer Foot Drums

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

Pete Farmer, founder and owner of Farmer Foot Drums, will join GAAC for a family-friendly program filled with interactive songs in conjunction with our By Hand exhibition in GAAC’s Main Gallery. Participants will get to see and try out several of Pete’s hand-built instruments during an instrument petting zoo following his performance.

Coffee With The Authors: Brittany Cavallaro

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

Coffee With The Authors is a live, conversational interview with local and regional authors about the craft and process of writing at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. On May 18 Brittany Cavallaro, the author of seven Young Adult novels, explains this stand-alone genre, and how she approaches it. Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager, leads the […]

Late Night Friday’s -Front Porch Concerts: Fivemind Reed Quintet

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is keeping the lights on a little longer this summer. Late Night Fridays kicks off Friday, June 7 with an opening reception and a Front Porch Concert. The Fivemind Reeds Quintet launches its Manitou Music residency with a Front Porch Concert. The Los Angeles-based reed quintet, part of the Interlochen […]

Art of Nature Journaling

Thoreson Farm 3694 S. Thoreson Farm, Maple City, Mi, United States

Nature Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and explanations on the pages of a notebook using words, pictures, and numbers. You do not need to be an artist or a naturalist to begin. We’ll explore how to keep a nature journal and record observations in one. Participants will receive an accordion-style journal […]

Late Night Friday’s -Front Porch Concerts: A to Z Music

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is keeping the lights on a little longer this summer. Late Night Fridays continues June 21 with open galleries and a Front Porch concert, 5 – 8pm. A to Z Music performs on the GAAC’s Front Porch stage. Zinnia Dungjen and Audrey Mason are a singer-songwriter duo from Interlochen Arts […]

Late Night Friday’s – Front Porch Concerts: The Mighty Tundra Tones

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is keeping the lights on a little longer this summer. Late Night Fridays continues June 28 with open galleries and a Front Porch concert, 5 – 8 pm.  The Mighty Tundra Tones heat up the GAAC’s Front Porch stage with of funk, jazz, rock, swing, and more. The concert is […]

Late Night Friday’s -Front Porch Concerts: Ron Getz

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is keeping the lights on a little longer this summer. Late Night Fridays continues July 12 with open galleries and a Front Porch concert, 5 – 8pm. Hometown favorite Ron Getz, guitarist and composer, is on the GAAC’s Front Porch stage. Getz moves fluidly between jazz, blues, and rock. The […]

B-side Growlers

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The B-Side Growlers are an acoustic trio from Grand Rapids, MI, who focus on what’s become their tagline: “Tradition inspired, toe-tapping fired, vintage acoustic blues, jazz, and country.”This allows them to create a musical experience with a rich history, a festive atmosphere, and a wide variety of song styles. Tradition-inspired music is alive and well…and […]

Coffee With The Authors: Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

Coffee With The Authors is a live, conversational interview with local and regional authors about the craft and process of writing. On August 18 Traverse City poet and teacher Jennifer Sperry Steinorth discusses Her Read, a book-length collage poem. In the tradition of reusing canvases, Steinorth appropriates a seminal text, The Meaning of Art by […]

Late Night Friday’s -Front Porch Concerts: The Lofteez

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

The Glen Arbor Arts Center bids a fond farewell to Summer 2024 with an upbeat Front Porch Concert. This year’s final Late Night Fridays event features The Lofteez on August 23, 5-7 pm. The concert is free. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their August 23, 5-7 pm. The concert is free. Concert-goers are encouraged to […]

Coffee With The Authors: Teresa Scollon

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI, United States

Coffee With The Authors is a live, conversational interview with local and regional authors about the craft and process of writing. On September 14 Traverse City poet and teacher Teresa Scollon talks about To Embroider The Ground With Prayer, a collection of poems considering her father’s illness, death, and the Michigan farming community in which […]