Category - Arts & Culture

Seeds of Treasure

Monday, June 27, 2022 12:00 PM by Mike Kent

Imagine taking your first steps on a treasure hunt today, and you know for certain you will never see the treasure for at least four years. Plus, there’s a good chance when you open the treasure chest you will find nothing; just four-year-old rancid air. Would you take that first step in search of treasure?  

Following the Cultural Crumbs

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:00 PM by Mike Kent


It’s like dropping breadcrumbs along the trail. It becomes a way to find your way back home. When you’re lost, you are found. Throughout the Traverse City region, there are breadcrumb trails scattered around the region. These crumbs reconnect the first residents, Native Americans, back home.

Women in Wine Q&A

Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:00 AM by Traverse City Tourism

Here in Traverse City, we are all about the vino. We’re also all about girl power, which is why we sat down with two of the leading women in wine in northern Michigan—Marie-Chantal Dalese, President and CEO of Chateau Chantal, and Sherri Fenton, Manager Owner of Black Star Farms—to chat about the industry…and get recs for our next favorite vintage!

Art and the Outdoors

Friday, March 12, 2021 9:00 AM by Jillian Manning

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!

Arts Hotbed in Traverse City

Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:00 AM by Traverse City Tourism

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."

A Jewel in the Arts: The Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 AM by Kevin Rhodes

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.

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. 

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