Paint Grand Traverse Purchase Awards: Sponsorship Opportunity

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$500, $1000, $1500, or $2000
Purchase Award Sponsorship

New for PGT 2021! Sponsoring a purchase award is your opportunity to be among the first to shop the Paint Grand Traverse juried collection of paintings! Show your support for the arts, and add original, high quality artwork to your home or business.

This is an exclusive opportunity, and a limited number of purchase awards are available!

Presented by Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City, Paint Grand Traverse is a week-long plein air (outdoor) painting festival and competition. The PGT juried collection features over 200 paintings by our 44 selected artists, including scenes from Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula, Leelanau, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and more, painted on-site during the week of August 9-14.

What is a purchase award?

A "purchase award" is a pledge to purchase a piece of art, and can be reserved by individuals or organizations. Purchase award sponsors have the first right to view and select artwork during the Purchase Awards Reception from 5:00-6:00pm on Saturday, August 14.

How it Works:

1) Sponsor a purchase award for $500, $1000, $1500, $2000, or more (increments of $500)

2) Attend the Purchase Awards Reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 14 and choose ("award") your favorite (1) painting. Purchase Award Sponsors get in one hour before the Collectors Gala opens at 6:00pm.

  • If the painting you select is priced lower than your purchase award amount, the difference* becomes a tax-deductible donation to Crooked Tree Arts Center.
  • If the painting you select is priced higher than your purchase award amount, simply pay the difference.

3) Take your new piece home that evening, or collect it at the end of the exhibition on September 11 (your choice).

Sponsorship Perks

  • Reservations for you and your guest at the Purchase Awards Reception on Saturday, August 14 from 5:00-6:00pm.
  • After the Purchase Awards Reception, be our guest for the Collectors Gala from 6:00-8:00pm, and enjoy refreshments, live music, and the awards ceremony. You do not need to purchase Collectors Gala tickets - your admittance is included with your purchase award sponsorship.
  • Your name/logo on gallery wall signage, in the Paint Grand Traverse digital catalog, email newsletter (10,000+), website, and Crooked Tree Arts Center newsletter (10,000+).

To reserve your purchase award or get more information, please call Megan Kelto at 231-937-2377 or email, or reserve online:

Sponsor a Purchase Award

*Prices for paintings start at $400, and sales benefit the artist and CTAC. If your purchase award sponsorship exceeds the price of the painting, the balance will support CTAC's year-round arts programming as a tax-deductible donation.

Thanks to our presenting sponsors:

Comfort Keepers


Christie's International Real Estate - Autograph


WCMU Public Media