Fresh Paint Party
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    Join Crooked Tree Arts Center as we celebrate the culmination of the week long plein air event.

    Earlier in the day, the artists will have delivered a minimum of 5 framed paintings to be juried for awards and prizes. The Fresh Paint Party is the public's first and only opportunity to see the entire collection of art on display. It will never exist in this form again. As art sells throughout the evening, it may be removed from the walls and taken out of the galleries with the buyer. If you know you are going to buy art, we suggest you select the Purchase Award ticket. This ticket will gain you entry into the event for FREE. The price of your ticket can be applied directly to the price of a painting. If you want to bring a guest, the ticket price for that guest is only $50 (as compared to the $75 general admission price).

    The evening will start off with Purchase Award Ticket holders having the first opportunity to see the collection and purchase art before the doors open to the General Admission ticket holders. We will sell a limited number of Purchase Award tickets to ensure a more intimate opportunity to view the art. Purchase Award Ticket holders will gain entry at 5:00 pm. Stroll through the gallery without the crowds, mingle with the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and live music before the awards presentation at 5:30 pm. Being a part of the awards presentation allows you first access to purchase an award winning piece before the crowds enter at 6:00 pm.

    At 6:00 pm the doors will open for the General Admission Ticket holders. ALL ticket holders will enjoy live music, wine and appetizer pairings (curated by Lake District Wine and Sugar2Salt), and continue celebrating the artists for their accomplishments capturing the views of the greater Grand Traverse area. As artwork sells, artists will have the opportunity to replace artwork on their wall space (if they have additional paintings in backstock) throughout the evening so you have many chances to purchase art.

    Please join us in celebrating the artists and help support Crooked Tree Arts Center and the 32 artists! 

    Fresh Paint Party

    Tickets are $75 and up (click below to add a ticket to your shopping cart) or call 231.941.9488

    Be the FIRST to see the 2024 PGT collection!

    Be the FIRST to buy a piece (or two!) of art.

    Purchase award


    purchase award + guest


    general admission

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