June 2019

Starts: June 7 - Ends: August 8

Exhibit: New Views: Home/Place

The GAAC’s annual New Views exhibition focuses on a topical issue of interest and concern to the community.

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MMF Summer Singers
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Summer Singers Rehearsal Begins

The Summer Singers Community Choir is looking for a few good voices. People who love to sing are invited to join this 40-plus, mixed-voice choir.

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2019 Place and Home
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Panel Discussion: Place and Home

Three Northern Michigan authors discuss the different ways Leelanau County, its homes and places figure into their fiction and non-fiction writing.

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July 2019

2019 MMF NMC Concert band
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

NMC Concert Band

Northwestern Michigan College students and community musicians kick off Manitou Music 2019 with a concert of wide-ranging favorites for the whole family.

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2019 Gallery Talk Home Place Cottage Talk
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Talk About Art: Historic Cottages of Glen Lake

More than 20 years ago Barbara Siepker, a Glen Arbor book publisher with a keen interest in local history, began a project to memorialize…

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2019 Home Place gallery talk JoAnne Cook
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Gallery Talk: The Anishinaabek People At Home, In This Place

JoAnne Cook – practicing attorney, past Vice-President of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians – teaches the history of her people…

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2019 Manitou Music Bumpus
Sunday, July 14, 2019

2019 Dune Climb Concert: Bumpus

Bumpus and their powerful brand of soul music channels the uplifting energy of Sly & the Family Stone, the energy of James Brown and the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye.

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2019 Gallery Talk Michagain Signery Bella-Zack
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Talk About Art: “A Sign of the Times”

An historic wind storm ripped through Leelanau County in early August 2015, leveling acres of woodland, forest, and residential structures.

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2018 Dune Climb Jazz North
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jazz North

Jazz North is a “little” big band. The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues, from Latin to bebop.

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2019 MMF Ruth and Max Bloomquist
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Ruth and Max celebrate 40 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in folk, bluegrass, and traditional music.

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2019 Gallery Talk Home Place Scott Mills
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Talk About Art: “Mapping Home”

Scott Mills moved back to his childhood home of Maple City in 2014 after spending 10 years away. He quickly realized he needed to get reacquainted with his home turf.

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2019 MMF May Erlewine
Sunday, July 28, 2019

May Erlewine

May Erlewine is a contemporary folk singer and songwriter based in Michigan whose pastoral, socially conscious music has won a sizable and growing following…

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2019 MMF Realta
Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Réalta make full use of the intricate melodies and driving rhythms that make Irish music so loved throughout the world.

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August 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Plein Air Weekend: Thursday Sundowner

The Sundowner, an evening painting event, gets the Plein Air Weekend started.

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Plein Air Weekend Quick Draw
Friday, August 2, 2019

Plein Air Weekend: Friday Quick Draw

Artists paint their impressions of “Life Around  the Glens” during the Quick Draw.

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plein Air Weekend Paint out
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Plein Air Weekend: Saturday Paint Out

The weekend’s culminating event, the Paint Out Sale, features work by 65 artists who registered early to be included in this all-day painting event.

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MMF Summer Singers
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Talk About Art: Home Again Concert

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Summer Singers offer a short program of songs about home and place.

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2019 MMF Chatham Rabbits
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Chatham Rabbits

It’s been about music from the get go. Austin McCombie and Sarah Osborne crossed paths in 2013 when he spotted her onstage opening for Mandolin Orange.

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2019 MMF The Founding
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Founding

The Founding is a Progressive Folk band with Celtic roots from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With their timeless, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting…

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Manitou Music Festival Summer Singers
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Summer Singers

The Summer Singers, an all-volunteer group of 50 voices, put a period on Manitou Music 2019. As the traditional closing act of the Manitou Music Festival…

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2019 Art Exhibit Members Create
Starts: August 16 - Ends: August 29

Exhibit: Members Create

Come see what GAAC “Members Create” at the opening reception for the GAAC’s annual exhibition showcasing members’ talents.

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2019 Art Exhibit Members Create reception
Friday, August 16, 2019

Reception: Members Create

Come see what GAAC “Members Create” at the opening reception for the GAAC’s annual exhibition showcasing members’ talents.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Yarn Bomb Maker Day #4

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is hosting a yarn bomb Maker Day. This is one of several Makers Days leading up to a September 15 yarn bombing/installation at the GAAC.

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2019 AIR Patricia Schaefer Bather
Friday, August 30, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Patricia Schaefer

During her GAAC artist-residency painter Patricia Schaefer wants to explore the overlay of the human body in the landscape…

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September 2019

2019 Art Exhibit Fiber
Starts: September 13 - Ends: November 7

Exhibit: Fiber Without Borders

Fiber Without Borders, a juried exhibition of 2D and 3D work exploring fiber materials in fresh, original ways…

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2019 AIR Emily Bate headshot
Friday, September 13, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Emily Bate

Vocal arranger and composer Emily Bate’s GAAC artist-residency will be spent composing and scoring music that is still in rough-draft form.

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2019 Fiber Yarn documentary
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Documentary and Discussion: Yarn

Knitting and crocheting, long dismissed as home hobby and granny-craft, are at the forefront of the current revolution in fiber arts.

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2019 AIR Maureen Heintz fireworks 2018
Friday, September 27, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Maureen Janson Heintz

Maureen Heintz’s GAAC artist-residency focuses on her experiments in long-exposure photography.

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October 2019

2019 AIR Elyse Buffenbarger
Friday, October 11, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Elyse Buffenbarger

Elyse Buffenbarger will be editing a collection of short stories from her book What We Have To Lose, a love story and a tragedy.

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The Prophet
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Lecture: German Expressionism

The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents an art history talk about German Expressionism.

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