The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) offers several opportunities for artist residencies each year. Located on the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan, Glen Arbor provides a perfect backdrop to create and explore. This awe-inspiring locale also offers the opportunity to work within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore at Thoreson Farm, a farmstead in the historic Port Oneida district of the National Lakeshore three miles from Glen Arbor. This idyllic setting offers studio space in a seasonal, rustic building that overlooks open fields and woodlands. The National Lakeshore includes miles of spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline, wooded hills and the Crystal River. The purpose of the GAAA residency program is to provide visiting artists with a respite from daily responsibilities to enable them to concentrate on their work.
The GAAA is in the midst of a major building renovation. We expect the project to continue into the fall of 2017 and bring about a number of improvements and upgrades to our building, services and programs. The project, however, has required us to put the Artist-in-Residence program on hiatus for 2017. Never fear. We shall return! Please check back in December 2017 to review the AIR prospectus and 2018 on-line application. We look forward to hearing from you.