Paint Grand Traverse 2020 has been cancelled due the the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to seeing you future PGT events!
Paint Grand Traverse is a week-long plein air painting festival and competition, featuring artists from across the country. Presented by Crooked Tree Arts Center, the inaugural Paint Grand Traverse took place in August 2018. Paint Grand Traverse includes a Quick Paint Competition, free live painting demos, workshops and classes, a "pint-sized" paint out for kids, parties and sales, and opportunities for spectators. The week wraps up a Collectors Gala and Benefit.
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 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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