Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:
Blick Art Materials
Charlevoix State Bank
Our Family Foods
Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant
All exhibits are free and open to the public! Groups Welcome.
Gallery & Gift Shop Hours: M-F 11am-4pm, Sat 11am-3pm.
Charlevoix Photography Club
14th Annual Juried Exhibition
Exhibit runs: June 2 - 17, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION & Awards Presentation:
Friday, June 2 from 5-7pm.
The Charlevoix Photography Club, Inc. (CPC) and Charlevoix Circle of Arts is pleased to accept submissions for its fourteenth Annual Juried Photography Exhibition.
The exhibition is open to any local photographers and all current members of the Charlevoix Photography Club.
Cash prizes will be given for first, second and third place images in each of the six categories. The juror will also select images for Honorable Mention.
4) Architecture (buildings, barns, bridges, other structures)
5) Creative Fine Art (still life, portrait, creative expression)
6) Hometown Icons (something your hometown is known for)
Sponsored By: Charlevoix Auto
Photo by Lisa Lirones
Exhibit runs: June 30 - September 2, 2023
Our 4th annual salon-style exhibit showcasing regionally inspired work by local & area artists. Join us this summer as our exhibit gallery turns sales gallery! We are delighted to offer a collection of our very own local northern Michigan artists.
Support Local Art!
Summer Salon Open House
Friday, July 14, 5-7pm
with Paint Out Event Wet Paint Sale & Reception
Exhibit runs: September 15 - October 28, 2023
Friday, September 15 from 5-7pm.
Open call to all local and Michigan artists!
Artists are encouraged to bring their own interpretation of the prompt BRIDGES to life.
Open to all 2D, 3D and installations in all mediums.
Deadline for entry is August 15.
Contact exhibition coordinator, Laura Kelly at email@example.com
CHARLEVOIX CIRCLE mARkeT
November 17 - December 30, 2023
Our annual Charlevoix Circle mARkeT is a festive, handmade, shopping experience launched by our Community Appreciation Celebration. With over 40 local artists and makers featured, we have curated a magnificent selection of unique gifts and treats!
Sponsored By: Charlevoix State Bank
Completed Exhibits for 2023...
SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION
Exhibit runs: January 27 - February 25, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION with Scholarship & Awards Presentation: Friday, January 27 from 5-7pm.
Our annual regional high school student art exhibit! Come and see unique works from 11th & 12th grade budding artists from Charlevoix County and the surrounding area! With scholarship awards from Kendall College, and CCA prize awards.
Sponsored by: Blick Art Materials & Petoskey Plastics
1st Place: Emily Dong, Charlevoix High School
2nd Place: Kadence Miller, Charlevoix High School
3rd Place: Olivia Payne, Boyne City High School
Honorable Mention: Luis Chevez, East Jordan High School
Todd Warner Student Innovation Award: Blaise Sytsma Reed, Charlevoix High School
KCAD Scholarship Awardees:
Boyne City High School
Boyne Falls High School
Charlevoix High School
Sarah Pletcher (Honorable Mention)
Blaise Sytsma-Reed (Honorable Mention)
Lena Sytsma-Reed (Honorable Mention)
East Jordan High School
Charlevoix Creatives Collective:
TOOLS OF CREATIVITY
Exhibit runs: March 10 - April 8, 2023
Friday, March 10 from 5 - 7pm
The Charlevoix Creatives Collective (C3) is an amalgamation of artists coming together to cultivate creativity, ideas and inspiration. They collaborate to support, design, and promote each other’s artistry.
The artists/creators 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.
The work of each artist will be showcased, along with the tools they use to create, learn individually and collaborate together. They hope to inspire others to create and dream, from small efforts to growing and expanding as artists, creators, writers, beyond.
Showcasing Charlevoix artists include:
Click HERE for artist bios
Take part in the Community Collage Art Project, plus Children's Scavenger Hunt and FREE Take & Make art kits.
Sponsored By: Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering
GARDEN OF GLASS
the art of Craig Mitchell Smith
Exhibit runs: April 21 - May 20, 2023
Friday, April 28 from 5 - 7pm
GLOWING GLASS evening event
Friday, May 12 from 8 - 10pm
Nationally renowned glass artist and sculptor Craig Mitchell Smith presents an exhibition experience combining stunning, larger-than-life floral forms with retrospective works and fresh studio pieces made in Charlevoix.
"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."
Sponsored By: DCL, Inc.