Welcome to Paint Grand Traverse!

Paint Grand Traverse is an annual plein air painting festival and competition, presented by Crooked Tree Arts Center and located in Traverse City, Michigan. We're looking forward to connecting talented plein air painters, art fans, and collectors in August 2021!

Originating in 2017, Paint Grand Traverse has traditionally been an eight-day event featuring top artists from across the country. Event highlights include the Quick Paint Competition, Pint-Sized Paint Out for Kids, live painting demonstrations and workshop, and the Collectors Gala & Benefit. In August 2020, we presented Paint Grand Traverse: Virtually Beautiful, a hybrid in-person and online event, adapted for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Planning for PGT 2021 is now underway, and an application for artists will be launched January 15, 2021!

Thanks to our presenting sponsors:

Comfort Keepers of Northern Michigan Twisted Fish Gallery WCMU Public Media
  Edward Jones