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Charlevoix Circle of Arts Receives Matching Grant 

September 29, 2023

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a matching grant of $13,500 from the State of Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) and the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant, secured through the rigorous MACC peer review process, will provide essential funding to support the ongoing operations of Charlevoix Circle of Arts.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is one of 711 applicants competing for MACC fiscal year 2024 funding, and this grant is a testament to the organization's dedication to fostering arts and culture within the community.

Sarah Matye, Executive Director of Charlevoix Circle of Arts, emphasized the grant's significance, stating, "This grant is so important because it provides essential funding to help maintain operations of Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ staffing and programs that benefit over 6,000 people each year."

In accordance with the grant requirements, organizations receiving a MACC grant are obligated to match the funds awarded with contributions from other public and private sources. Charlevoix Circle of Arts is fortunate to have generous support from individuals, members, businesses, and foundations in the local community, which will aid in fulfilling the matching grant requirements.

Reflecting on the positive impact of previous grants, Matye stated, "This past year we've been able to grow and continue our exhibits, art classes, children's education, community collaborations, dance instruction, lectures, special events, and more. This progress wouldn't be possible without grants such as this, and we are so grateful for the state's support of arts and culture opportunities that help enhance the quality of life for those in our community."

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is deeply appreciative of the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support, which empowers them to continue enriching the lives of individuals in the Charlevoix area through the arts.

CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF INSPIRING LOCAL ART AT CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS "BRIDGES" ART EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

September 1, 2023

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is excited to announce the celebration of its 15th anniversary alongside the opening of the much-anticipated "Bridges" juried art exhibition. The opening reception and celebration will take place on September 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Charlevoix Circle of Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Bridges, as an exhibition theme, is all about connections, transitions, and the interplay between elements. With 30 talented artists contributing their interpretations of the prompt, the exhibition promises to offer a diverse and thought-provoking exploration of the concept of bridges. Each artist brings a unique perspective, resulting in a collection that ranges from the literal to the metaphorical, from physical structures to abstract representations.

 

"We are thrilled to celebrate not only 15 years of fostering creativity and community but also the incredible power of art to bridge gaps and unite diverse perspectives," said Sarah Matye, Executive Director at Charlevoix Circle of Arts. "The Bridges exhibition exemplifies the innovative spirit of our artists, and we are excited to share their works with the community."

 

The celebration will feature live music by Ali and the Attaboys, adding a melodic backdrop to the evening's festivities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to indulge in a selection of delectable food and drinks, adding a flavorful touch to the experience. As part of the anniversary celebration, the event will include a fundraising raffle and Circle of Arts history display, providing attendees with insights into the organization's growth and impact over the past 15 years.

 

The opening reception on September 15th will provide an opportunity for art enthusiasts and the local community to come together in celebration. Attendees will have the chance to meet some of the featured artists, engage in conversations about the exhibited works, and enjoy light refreshments. Don't miss this unique occasion to explore the world of Bridges through the eyes of talented artists.

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CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS TO SHOWCASE HANS WIEMER MEMORIAL DISPLAY

August 14, 2023

 

In memoriam, please join us in celebrating the work of local artist and architect Hans Wiemer, on display in the Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ Norman Brumm Artist Reference Library from August 21 to September 2, 2023. Select pieces from Wiemer’s extensive portfolio are on loan from his family. 

 

Hans' affinity for fine art and architecture was developed during his childhood. Growing up in Dusseldorf, Germany, Hans was surrounded by centuries old architecture and inspiring, eclectic artists.  His love of painting started there and never left him. 

 

In the early 1950's, he studied Architecture at the University of Michigan and went on to have a successful career as a registered architect.  He loved combining his creative side with his mathematical acumen in his designs.

 

The curated selection of paintings and architectural renderings show off his various styles, from impressionism to abstract and various mixed mediums. An opening reception will take place on Monday, August 21, 2023 from 2-4pm at Charlevoix Circle of Arts.

DISCOVER HIDDEN GEMS AT THE ART FROM THE ATTIC SALE!

August 1, 2023

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is thrilled to announce its upcoming "Art from the Attic" Sale and fundraiser, taking place on Saturday, August 12, from 11am to 3pm, and Monday through Thursday, August 14-17, from 11am to 4pm. The sale will be held in the lower level at Charlevoix Circle of Arts located at 109 Clinton Street, Charlevoix, Michigan. This unique and exciting event will offer art enthusiasts and bargain hunters a rare opportunity to uncover hidden treasures while supporting the local arts community.

 

"Art from the Attic" offers a diverse collection of donated art pieces, ranging from paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, and more, all of which have been generously contributed by local artists and art enthusiasts. Many of these pieces have been tucked away and forgotten, waiting to be rediscovered by a new generation of appreciative buyers.

 

As a nonprofit arts center, Charlevoix Circle of Arts relies on the support of its community to fulfill its mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts. The proceeds from this event will go directly towards sustaining our vibrant art programs, supporting local artists, and expanding our outreach efforts. By attending "Art from the Attic," you can directly contribute to the growth and enrichment of the arts in the region.

 

"We are thrilled to host 'Art from the Attic,' as it provides a wonderful opportunity for art lovers and collectors to find unique pieces at affordable prices while making a positive impact on the arts community," says Sarah Matye, Executive Director of Charlevoix Circle of Arts.

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12, from 11am to 3pm, and Monday through Thursday, August 14-17, from 11am to 4pm and join us at Charlevoix Circle of Arts, located at 109 Clinton Street in downtown Charlevoix, for an unforgettable shopping experience. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of artists and art enthusiasts alike, fostering a thriving arts community in the heart of Charlevoix.

CIRCLE OF ARTS PAINT OUT EVENT

June 29, 2023

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts welcomes visiting and local artists to take part in the annual plein air Paint Out event on July 13th and 14th, 2023, highlighting Charlevoix’s scenic beauty. The French phrase “en plein air” means  “in the open air” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors.

 

New this year is a Quick Draw event on Thursday, July 13, from 5-7pm in downtown Charlevoix’s East Park. Artists are challenged to create a work of art in the 2-hour timeframe, from the perspective of their choice in East Park or the adjacent Marina area. Completed paintings will be on display in East Park from 7-9pm, and people are encouraged to stop down to take a look and vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award.

 

The public is invited to attend this event’s Paint Out Reception and Summer Salon Open House, a culmination celebration on Friday, July 14, from 5-7pm at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, where you can enjoy light fare, mingle with artists, and view and purchase artwork on display in the Summer Salon and created during the 2-day Paint Out.

 

Artists interested in participating in the Paint Out may register online by July 8 at www.charlevoixcircle.org/paint-out.

LOCAL ARTISTS FEATURED THIS SUMMER AT CIRCLE OF ARTS

June 22, 2023

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ exhibit gallery turns sales gallery for summer 2023, with the 4th annual salon-style art sale showcasing works from 40 Northern Michigan fine artists.  Summer Salon begins June 30th and will remain up through September 2nd. As artwork sells, artists will be restocking with new pieces making this a show to frequent.

 

A Summer Salon open house will take place on Friday, July 14th from 5-7pm in conjunction with the plein air Paint Out event. Meet the artists, shop local art, see recently finished paintings, and enjoy appetizers and refreshments. The public is welcome, and there is no cost to attend.

14TH ANNUALL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB EXHIBIT  

May 22, 2023

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is excited to announce the Charlevoix Photography Club 14th Annual Juried Exhibition will be on display beginning Friday, June 2nd through Saturday, June 17th. There will be an opening reception from 5-7 pm on June 2nd with light refreshments. Awards will be presented at this time.

 

This juried exhibit is open to any photographer to participate. Cash prizes will be given for first, second and third place images in each of the six categories: 1) Wildlife, 2) Architecture, 3) Landscape, 4) Flora, 5) Creative Fine Art, and 6) Hometown Icons. 

 

All entries will be judged while hanging in the gallery by Sheen Watkins, a professional photographer who has served as a juror for the Motor City Camera Club for several years.  Her photography is featured by the Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, Leelanau Conservancy, travel magazines and social media.  She has also been a Michigan Photo Ambassador since 2022.

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GARDEN OF GLASS EXHIBIT DAZZLES AT CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS

April 11, 2023

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition: Garden of Glass, the Art of Craig Mitchell Smith.  Nationally renowned glass artist and sculptor Craig Mitchell Smith presents an exhibition experience that combines stunning, larger-than-life floral forms with retrospective works and fresh new pieces made in his Charlevoix studio.

 

The exhibition will run from Friday, April 21st through Saturday, May 20th. There will be an opening reception from 5-7 pm on April 28th with the artist present to discuss his work.  In addition, there will be a dazzling Glowing Glass fundraiser event on Friday, May 12th from 8-10pm to benefit the Circle of Arts. Guests begin at the Weathervane Restaurant to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 8-9pm, and then head to the Circle of Arts for an exclusive illuminated night tour of Garden of Glass led by the artist from 9-10pm. Tickets can be purchased at Charlevoix Circle of Arts, by phone (231) 547-3554, or online www.charlevoixcircle.org.

 

Craig Mitchell Smith has received national recognition for his glass sculptures and is known throughout the United States for his solo gallery and public garden exhibits, including at Dow Gardens, Michigan State University, Walt Disney World’s EPCOT, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and more.  Craig's revolutionary techniques in kiln formed glass inspires experts in the field and is said to be the most innovative kiln glass artist in America today.

 

About his artistry, Smith says, "In 2006, I discovered my medium in glass.  Medium not only in the sense of the substance used to create my art, but as a voice through which the spirit speaks.  I love glass for its metaphors of the human condition.  At its best, it is colorful and transparent, brittle when cold and malleable when warm, stronger than it looks, enduring the ages if treated with care and respect. Isadora Duncan, when asked what her dance meant said, ‘If I could tell you what I mean, I wouldn't have to dance.’  I never set out to make something beautiful or meaningful.  My work is a response to beauty or meaning.  I work in glass to tell you what I mean.  I prefer to have my glass speak for itself."  

NEW EXHIBIT: CHARLEVOIX CREATIVES COLLECTIVE – TOOLS OF CREATIVITY

March 1, 2023

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is excited to announce its upcoming exhibit: Charlevoix Creatives Collective - Tools of Creativity, on display from Friday, March 10th through Saturday, April 8th. The exhibit will feature artwork by six local artists who are members of the Charlevoix Creatives Collective, an artist group that meets weekly at Charlevoix Circle of Arts. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, March 10, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, to meet the artists and enjoy light fare and refreshments, including beer from Beards Brewery and appetizers from Grey Gables.

 

Charlevoix Creatives Collective is a fusion of artists who come together to cultivate creativity, ideas and inspiration. They collaborate to support, design, and promote each other’s artistry. Member artists include Jennifer Carroll, Mary Duggan, Shayla Johnson, Kathie Libert, Ruby Smith and Sharon Smithem. They are artists/creators who represent a variety of art mediums and unique perspectives including illustration, painting, fiber arts, photography, graphic design, fused glass, stained glass, writing and book publishing. Most of the art pieces on display will be for sale.

 

The Charlevoix Creatives Collective - Tools of Creativity exhibit will also feature a hands-on collaborative art piece that visitors are encouraged to participate in. The project involves helping to create a mixed media collage that will progress and change as community members add to it throughout the time of the exhibit. In addition, free children’s “Take & Make” collage art project kits will be available in the gallery during the duration of the exhibition.

 

Several free, fun and informative events are also planned during this exhibition at Charlevoix Circle of Arts. From 12-1pm on Thursday, March 16, Emily Hengsteback, Harbinger of Beer at Beards Brewery, will lead a discussion about Beer and Art Pairing, which involves looking at works on display from each artist and selecting a craft beer each would pair with and why. A gallery talk at 12pm on Thursday, April 6 will engage all six exhibiting artists in discussion about their creative process, tools used, individual works, and collaborative projects. And, on Saturday, April 8, from 3-5pm, the Charlevoix Creatives Collective members will host an Art Social Workshop for creatives of all levels and mediums to come together for a fun afternoon of sharing and creating in the studio. This exhibit is free and open to the public, thanks in part to the sponsorship of Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering.

NEW EXHIBIT SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL STUDENT ARTWORK

January 23, 2023

 

Artwork from area 11th and 12th grade students will be on display at Charlevoix Circle of Arts from January 27 to February 25, 2023 as part of the annual Spotlight on Innovation exhibit. Spotlight on Innovation highlights budding young artists, creative problem solvers, freethinkers, makers, and creators of the future. Participating high schools this year include Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Charlevoix, and East Jordan.

 

Students, teachers, and community members are invited to attend this exhibit, made possible thanks to the sponsorship support of Blick Art Materials and Petoskey Plastics. An opening reception on January 27, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm will feature an awards presentation and light refreshments.

 

“A representative from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University will be reviewing student works and awarding scholarships. In addition, Charlevoix Circle of Arts provides prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention; these awards will be judged by local community members: Nancy Suzor of Elements Gallery and artist Edith Pair,” explains Laura Kelly, Exhibit Coordinator.  

 

A new prize Charlevoix Circle of Arts is establishing this year is the Todd Warner Student Innovation Award, created in memory of Charlevoix artist Todd Warner who passed away in November 2022. In addition to being a renowned artist, Todd was a founding member of the Circle of Arts, served on the Board of Directors, and helped coordinate and participate in many exhibits and programs—his favorite being the annual student show. Donations to the Circle of Arts made in memory of Todd Warner will fund this award now and in future years.  To contribute online visit https://www.charlevoixcircle.org/donate-support, or call (231) 547-3554.

 

During the Spotlight on Innovation exhibit, Charlevoix Circle of Arts will host free Youth Lab Classes geared toward area students, as well as provide free Take & Make children’s art kits for visitors in the gallery. Kendall College of Art and Design will also be conducting portfolio reviews for students at the Circle of Arts by appointment on Saturday, January 28.

CHRISTKINDL MARKET PLANNED FOR DECEMBER 3RD

November 17, 2022

Charlevoix Circle of Arts will transform into a German-style holiday festival and artisan market from  12:00 pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, December 3rd. The Christkindl Market event will include indoor and outdoor activities, food, drinks, and a festive shopping experience with handmade gifts for everyone on your list.

“We planned this event in conjunction with the Holiday Merchant Open House and Hot Cocoa Contest to add to the festivities and holiday atmosphere in downtown Charlevoix that day,” says Sarah Matye, Executive Director. “We encourage people to shop locally and enjoy this season in our community by visiting the Circle of Arts, as well as other downtown establishments.”

 

Outdoor food and drink vendors on site that day include Kiwanis Club of Charlevoix selling bratwurst and sauerkraut, and Stiggs Brewery serving beer. CCA will also have Gluhwein, a traditional German mulled wine found at many Christkindl markets, along with other snacks and beverages. Visitors can warm up around several firepits and enjoy live music by the Foghorn Jazz Band (1-2pm), Charlevoix Middle and High School Performing Arts Students (2-3pm), and The Significant Others (3-5pm). Inside, shoppers can peruse handmade items for sale from over 40 local crafters, makers, artists, jewelers, and more. Children’s activities will take place from 1pm to 3pm and include holiday cookie decorating, face painting, and visits with Santa.

 

The Christkindl Market is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship support of DCL, Inc., and the help of many community volunteers.  

 

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CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS RECEIVES STATE GRANT FUNDING

September 19, 2022

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been awarded a grant of $19,500 from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) and the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant was awarded through the MACC peer review process and was one of 639 applications to compete for MACC fiscal year 2023 funding.

 “This grant is so important because it provides essential funding to help maintain operations of Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ building, staffing, and programs that benefit over 6,000 people each year,” explains Sarah Matye, Executive Director.

 

Organizations receiving a MACC grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local contributions to the Charlevoix Circle of Arts received from individuals, members, businesses and foundations will help to meet the matching grant requirements.

“This past year we’ve been able to grow and continue our exhibits, art classes, children’s education, community collaborations, dance instruction, lectures, special events and more. This progress wouldn’t be possible without grants such as this, and we are so grateful for the State’s support of arts and culture opportunities that help to enhance the quality of life for those in our community,” says Matye.

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts RECEIVES GRANT for new door

June 15, 2022
 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts (CCA) was awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation to help with the cost of installing a new emergency fire exit door in the gallery.

“This project was needed because the previous emergency exit door was warped and did not close easily after it was opened. While it would function as an exit in an emergency, it was not usable on a regular basis for receiving deliveries or artwork for exhibits,” says Sarah Matye, CCA Executive Director.

 

The new door was recently installed by Pearsall Construction. “Not only does the new door function properly, it also includes a window that provides natural light into what was previously a dark corner of the gallery. We are so thankful for the Charlevoix County Community Foundation’s support of this project and are thrilled with the improvement to our building,” says Matye.  

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Charlevoix Montessori Field Trip To "Interlacements"
May 11, 2022

Preschool and kindergarten students from Charlevoix Children's House Montessori school toured the Circle of Arts "Interlacements" exhibition showcasing weaving art of local and Michigan Artists.  Students, teachers and parents had an opportunity to take in the exhibit, which included original woven art pieces.  The children completed a scavenger hunt in the gallery to spot items in the various images on display, and teacher Molly Crain led a story time.  Each student was able to take part in CCA's Community Weaving Project and experience weaving fabrics and ribbon on a loom. Children also took home one of Charlevoix Circle of Arts "Take & Make" weaving art kits. 

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St. Mary's Pre-K Field Trip To "Interlacements"
April 27, 2022

Preschool students from Charlevoix's St. Mary's School toured the Circle of Arts "Interlacements" exhibition showcasing weaving art of local and Michigan Artists.  Students, teachers and parents had an opportunity to take in the exhibit, which included original woven art pieces.  The children completed a scavenger hunt in the gallery to spot items in the various images on display, and teacher Amy Baldwin led a story time.  Each student was able to take part in CCA's Community Weaving Project and experience weaving fabrics and ribbon on a loom. Children also took home one of Charlevoix Circle of Arts "Take & Make" weaving art kits. 

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Wood + Metal Exhibition Drawing Contest Winner
March 4, 2022

We have a winner of our prize drawing! Each exhibit includes a free TAKE&MAKE art/craft project for kids. When you send us a photo of the completed TAKE&MAKE you are entered into our prize drawing! Congrats to Aurora!  

Also pictured are the exhibit's showcasing artists: Dawson Moore, Paul Rytlewski, Laura Earl and Richard Small.

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts RECEIVES MATCHING GRANT

November 23, 2021
 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been awarded a grant of $16,250 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of nearly 600 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2021 funding.

 “This grant is so important because it provides essential funding to help maintain operations of Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ building, staffing, and programs that benefit over 5,000 people each year,” explains Sarah Matye, Executive Director.

 

“This past year, even in the face of a national pandemic,  we’ve been able to grow and continue our exhibits, art classes, children’s education, community collaborations, dance instruction, lectures, special events and more. This progress wouldn’t be possible without grants such as this, and we are so grateful for the State’s support of arts and culture opportunities that help to enhance the quality of life for those in our community,” says Matye.

 

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local contributions to the Charlevoix Circle of Arts received from individuals, members, businesses and foundations will help to meet the matching grant requirements.

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces Coloring Contest Winner

November 15, 2021

Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces Coloring Contest Winner!

In conjunction with Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ (CCA) recent exhibit “Presence,” which showcased the work of two local artists: Paul Varga and Steve Toornman, CCA also provided children an opportunity to participate through the “Presence” coloring contest.

During the month of October, children ages 18 and younger were encouraged to complete the free coloring page and turn it in for a chance to win a gift bag of art supplies and more. These submissions also became part of the exhibition itself, with the foyer walls soon covered in children’s coloring masterpieces and welcoming all who came to see the show.

CCA received nearly 200 entries from area children, and on November 1st a winner was randomly drawn. Kira Lounsbury, age 5 of Boyne City Elementary School was selected as the winner.

Thank you to all who participated. CCA plans to continue to provide free and low-cost creative opportunities for area youth as part of our mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts.

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ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT & WET PAINT SALE

July 15 & 16, 2021

Charlevoix Circle of Arts held its annual Plein Air Paint Out with over 30 local Michigan artists participating.  For two days, artists painted the local beaches, parks, trails, and vistas Charlevoix offers, with an emphasis on highlighting the City of Charlevoix’s public parks and recreation areas.  Following the paint out artists participated in a Wet Paint Sale and reception open to the public.  The event was sponsored by Pat O'Brien Real Estate and Stafford's Weathervane.

Liz Erlewine from Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI juried with event with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners as well as Honorable Mentions.

 

1st place - Louise Pond, "City Beach"

2nd place - Trish Morgan, "Depot Beach Park"
3rd place - TJ Lick, "Charlevoix Points North"

Honorable Mentions: 

Robert Perrish, "Morning at the Depot"

Brian Goff, "Sailing School"

Nancy Nordlloh Neville, "Back Entrance"

Margie Guyot, "Storm Clouds"

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts RECEIVES PEOPLE FUND GRANT

May 24, 2021

Charlevoix Circle of Arts received a grant of $1,820 from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund.
The grant will be used to purchase and install a new Marley vinyl dance floor in our dance studio classroom space.

Members of Great Lakes Energy support the People Fund by voluntarily rounding up their bills to the next highest dollar.  The rounded up amount is distributed to non-profit organizations and charitable activities that benefit people in communities served by the cooperative.  Please contact Great Lakes Energy, 888-485-2537 or visit gtlakes.com for details.

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St. Mary's Pre-K Class Field Trip to "DREAM TO REALITY"

May 10, 2021

Preschool students from St. Mary's School in Charlevoix toured the Circle of Arts "Dream to Reality" exhibition showcasing local artist Kim Richelle.  Students, teachers and parents had an opportunity to take in the exhibit, which included original art pieces depicting fairies, folklore, mermaids, and Tarot.  The children completed a scavenger hunt in the gallery to spot items in the various images on display, and teacher Amy Baldwin led a story time.  Each student was able to get their photo taken in front of Richelle's hand painted mural of monarch butterfly wings as well as take home one of Charlevoix Circle of Arts' "Take & Make" fairy themed art kits.  It was a magical time!

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts RECEIVES MCACA MATCHING GRANT

November 18, 2020

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been awarded a grant of $15,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of nearly 600 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2021 funding.

 “This grant is so important because it provides support for operational costs that are essential to maintaining the programs and services of Charlevoix Circle of Arts,” explained Sarah Matye, Executive Director. “We are so grateful for the state’s support of arts and culture opportunities that help to enhance the quality of life for those in our community,” said Matye.  

 

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local contributions to the Charlevoix Circle of Arts received from individuals, members, businesses and foundations will help to meet the matching grant requirements.

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces Coloring Contest Winner

November 10, 2020

Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces Coloring Contest Winner

 

Charlevoix, MI, November 10, 2020— In conjunction with Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ (CCA) recent exhibit “Time with Eagles,” which showcased dozens of stunning wildlife images by Charlevoix photographer Bill Dietrich, CCA also provided children an opportunity to participate through the “Time with Eagles” coloring contest.

 

During the month of October, children ages 18 and younger were encouraged to complete the free eagle coloring page and turn it in for a chance to win “Star of the Show,” a Bill Dietrich original eagle photograph. These submissions also became part of the exhibition itself, with the foyer walls soon covered in children’s coloring masterpieces and welcoming all who came to see the show.

 

CCA received nearly 100 entries from area children, and on November 1st a winner was randomly drawn. Chloe Habel, age 7 of Charlevoix Elementary School was selected as the winner.

 

Thank you to all who participated. CCA plans to continue to provide free and low-cost creative opportunities for area youth as part of our mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts.

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PETOSKEY ROTARY CLUB CHARITIES PROVIDES HANDRAIL AT CCA

August 15, 2020

Charlevoix Circle of Arts (CCA) was awarded a grant of $1,700 from Petoskey Rotary Club Charities to help with the cost of installing a new exterior handrail along the stepped walkway of the front entry, improving accessibility to the building.

The handrail was built and installed by BD Welding and Fabrication and will help visitors make their way more safely to the CCA’s front door, especially during slippery winter months. We are so thankful for the Petoskey Rotary Club’s support of this project and are thrilled with the improvement to our building!

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CCA RECEIVES GRANT FROM CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

July 15, 2020

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (C3F). The grant was awarded through C3F’s recent Organizational Support Cycle.  This grant provides crucial funding for operating costs that are essential to maintaining the Circle’s programs and services, , especially during the challenging times of this pandemic.

 

We are so grateful for C3F’s support of our organization and our mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts! 

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CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS RECEIVES MATCHING GRANT 

July 13, 2020

 

Thanks to our community's generous support through our Patronicity campaign, the Charlevoix Circle of Arts reached its fundraising goal-- allowing us to receive the full matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation! Together, we raised a total of $10,820 to support our mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts! Thank you again for helping local arts thrive in our community.

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CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE OF ARTS FEATURED IN TRAVEL AWAITS 

July 9, 2020

 

Charlevoix Circle of Arts has been featured in the Travel Awaits article 'How To Spend The Perfect Weekend In Charming Charlevoix, Michigan':  https://www.travelawaits.com/2496068/weekend-in-charlevoix-michigan

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ST. MARY'S SCHOOL VISITS THE CCA

February 20, 2020

 

Charlevoix's St. Mary's School pre-k class came to visit our "Best of the Charlevoix Photography Club" exhibit.  Students, teachers and parents had an opportunity to take in the exhibit of over 80 unique photographs by the local photography club.  We also created a photo-related activity for the students with the use Polaroid cameras for taking each other's Polaroids photos and creating a memorable cards to take home.

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