Every day is a beautiful day to explore the art world in Traverse City. Our region is home to dozens of outdoor sculptures, exhibits, and murals by artists hailing from all over the world. We’ve put together a few must-see spots, but we’d love to hear from you about hidden gems you discover during your visit!
Category - Arts & Culture
Take a moment today to thank a Veteran for his or her service in the United States Armed Forces. Several days ago, I was able to spend some time with Don Waara, a Navy Veteran who served in Vietnam, and talk about his time in the service along with his current role in his community of Bellaire, Michigan.
The Traverse City area has been attracting artists, artisans, writers and musicians for decades -- an influx of talent that gives it a surprisingly rich cultural life. USA Today called it one of 10 great places that combine "big-city art and small-town feel."
The snowy town in northwest Michigan celebrates the release of 12 Strong, a film based on New York Times bestselling non-fiction book Horse Soldiers written by Traverse City native Doug Stanton.
If you are considering a visit to Traverse City then you are probably aware of the great natural beauty of this wonderful part of the world. You may also know about the wineries, the eateries, and the year-round outdoor activities. What you might be surprised to learn is that our small Midwestern city also has a full symphony orchestra, the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.
It’s always good to be in good company.
Once again, Traverse City is being listed as one of the places you ought to see before you die – and so have our neighbors on the Leelanau Peninsula.
The “From the Top” series features performances by eleven popular local musicians, set against the blue water of West Grand Traverse Bay. Featured artists include the Hacky Turtles (the band that previously recorded Take Me There, Traverse City's Theme Song), Rob & Jessica Bolin, Nik Carmen, Jetty Rae, The Accidentals, O Brother Big Sister, Kellerville, Levi Britton, the Jimmy Olson Trio, Benjaman James, and Chloe Kime.