The Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) 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 GAAC residency program is to provide visiting artists with a respite from daily responsibilities to enable them to concentrate on their work.


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2018 AIR Kathleen Kalinowski
Thursday, August 30, 2018

AIR Talk: Kathleen Kalinowski

Kathleen Kalinowski will create drawings and paintings based on the themes of “nocturne” and “memory” in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore…

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2018 AIR John Hartig
Thursday, September 13, 2018

AIR Talk: John Hartig

2018 GAAC artist-in-residence John Hartig, a resident of Trenton, Michigan, plans to work on his book-in-progress, Great Lakes Champions: Stories of People Who Have Championed Cleanup of the Great Lakes.

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2018 AIR Anne Corlett
Thursday, September 27, 2018

AIR Talk: Anne Corlett

Anne Corlett’s goal for her 2018 GAAC artist-residency is to create awareness-raising paintings of West Michigan’s shoreline and landscape.

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2018 AIR Anne Kauff
Thursday, October 11, 2018

AIR Talk: Anne Kauff

2018 GAAC artist-in-residence Anne Kauff will immerse herself in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District, scouting for subject that will be the basis of concept-driven paintings of rural farms and barns.

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