Artist Opportunities


Artists in Residence

The Glen Arbor Arts Center offers several creative residencies each year. In cooperation with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, participants use studio space at Thoreson Farm, a farmstead in the historic Port Oneida district of the National Lakeshore. Read More


Artists Exhibits

Members may exhibit their artwork in the Glen Arbor Arts Center gallery space during the Spring and/or Fall member shows. Read More


Plein Air Weekend

Artists from across Michigan and throughout the Midwest register to participate in this three-day annual event, which has become one of Michigan’s largest and most popular Paint Outs. Read More


Manitou Music Festival poster competition

The Glen Arbor Arts Center invites artists to submit original paintings for the annual Manitou Music Festival poster competition. The limited edition posters are hugely popular and sold through the art association and selected shops and art galleries in Leelanau County. Pictured is an oil painting by Suzanne Wilson called “Mill Pond at the Dunes”, selected for the 2000 Manitou Music Festival poster. Read More