Paint Grand Traverse: August 9-15, 2021

Paint Grand Traverse is an annual plein air (outdoor) 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 this August!

Schedule of Events

Collectors Gala & Benefit

Quick Paint Competition

Featured Artists


Originating in 2017, Paint Grand Traverse is a week-long 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 workshops, and the Collectors Gala & Benefit.

Paint Grand Traverse 2021 Dates: August 9-15

We are pleased to announce that with the greatly improved COVID-19 conditions and easing of restrictions on gatherings, Paint Grand Traverse 2021 will be presented in its full, week-long format!

Save the date: Collectors Gala & Benefit will be held Saturday, August 14!

Featured Artists


Thanks to our presenting sponsors:

Comfort Keepers


Christie's International Real Estate - Autograph


WCMU Public Media