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."
Category - Arts & Culture
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.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed on vacation, and even easier to spend more money than you have. Luckily, Traverse City has plenty of options for families on a budget – and we’ve found the most fun, easy, and beautiful ways for you to enjoy one of the best cities America has to offer.
You may already have seen them while walking or driving through Downtown Traverse City, spread across the otherwise blank walls of banks, stores and other buildings. A massive portrait of Ernest Hemingway -- a Japanese print of breaking waves, a strangely compelling picture of two urban acrobats