About Paint Grand Traverse

We are thrilled to announce that we've re-imagined Paint Grand Traverse 2020 as a hybrid in-person and online event, and we're looking forward to connecting talented plein air painters, art fans, and collectors this August!

We're calling it Paint Grand Traverse 2020: Virtually Beautiful, and it will include many of the things you love about PGT, adapted for the current public health situation:

  • Artists will spend a beautiful weekend painting in downtown Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula.
  • Online shoppers will get the first choice of paintings, August 10-16.
  • An in-person exhibit and sale will run August 17-September 12 in the Carnegie Gallery at Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City (with health and safety measures in place!)

Paint Grand Traverse week will also include:

  • A virtual Pint-Sized Paint Out for Kids (details coming soon!)
  • Live-streamed awards presentation
  • Outdoor painting demonstrations
  • ...and more!

 

 

WHAT IS PLEIN AIR PAINTING?

From the French en plein air, or "in open air", plein air artists work outside, in natural lighting conditions, capturing the ephemeral atmospheric and lighting conditions.

THE LOCATION

The Grand Traverse region is located in northwest lower Michigan, and is known the world over for its gorgeous scenery, hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan coast, and historic small towns and villages. The largest of these, Traverse City, is nestled on the southern shore of West Grand Traverse Bay, and is home to Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City.

WHO ARE THE ARTISTS?

PGT features artists from across the country, who come via invitation and a competitive application process. Join the Crooked Tree email list to be notified when the application for PGT 2021 is available.

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Thanks to our presenting sponsors:

Comfort Keepers of Northern Michigan Twisted Fish Gallery WCMU Public Media
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