Schedule of Events

Planning for our exciting schedule of events is now underway! Check this page for updates, as we'll be adding live demonstrations, classes, featured painting locations, and more! Or, you can join our email list.

If you're certain you'll want to buy a painting, don't miss this opportunity!

June 1 from 9:00am - 11:00pm

PGT artists will take to the streets, parks, and waterfront of downtown TC.

August 15 from 7:00am - 6:00pm

This is an annual favorite! Explore plein air painting in this workshop, all materials included!

August 15 from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Located in the heart of Traverse City on the beautiful grounds of Historic Barns Park, the Botanic Garden is a year-round sanctuary.

August 15 from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Richie will demo capturing the atmosphere of an urban environment, and the character of individual buildings.

August 15 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Watch our artists capture a sunset over West Bay, and enjoy the beautiful patio bar at Delamar!

August 15 from 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Artists will explore the gorgeous Leelanau Peninsula and its vineyards, farms, villages, marinas, and coastline.

August 16 from 7:00am - 5:00pm

Learn how Jennifer Tobias interprets Michigan's landscapes and lakeshores with some abstraction of the scene.

August 16 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

The stylish Vineyard Inn and its adjacent Corky's Wine Bar and Beach Bistro feature a lush rolling lawn leading to a sandy beach on Suttons Bay.

August 16 from 11:00am - 2:00pm

Black Star Farms is a true one-of-a-kind destination with wineries, tasting rooms, luxury Inn, cafe, and stables.

August 16 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Nestled in Leelanau County, Farm Club is a farm, restaurant, brewery, bakery and marketplace.

August 16 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

An exclusive reception for CTAC membership societies!

August 16 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bisecting East and West Grand Traverse Bay, Old Mission Peninsula features sweeping views, wineries, orchards, and more!

August 17 from 7:00am - 10:00pm

The Dougherty Mission House is an historical, cultural, educational and community center as well as a museum for all visitors.

August 17 from 9:00am - 12:00pm

Adam's demo painting will focus on the colors and textures of Grand Traverse Bay and the surrounding trees.

August 17 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spanning 111 acres, Brys Estate is one of the largest contiguous winery estates on Old Mission Peninsula.

August 17 from 11:00am - 2:00pm

From the Chateau's perch, artists will have views of both East and West Grand Traverse Bays.

August 17 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Steve's live demo will include how values, neutrals, and composition come together to make magic!

August 17 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

On Thursday of PGT week, artists will explore the coast of East Bay and the charming harbor village of Elk Rapids.

August 18 from 7:00am - 10:00pm

Artists will find their inspiration among the lush, shady, whimsical gardens and charming gallery cottages!

August 18 from 11:00am - 2:00pm

A free live painting demonstration with PGT 2022 awards juror Ken Cadwallader.

August 18 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Art, wine, jazz, and amazing sunset views? What could be better!

August 18 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm

It's the marquee event of the week! Be among the first to see the juried collection of paintings, and celebrate the 5th PGT!

August 19 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

We're throwing an art-themed block party for the community, to celebrate the 5th annual Paint Grand Traverse event!

August 20 from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Kids get in on the plein air painting fun during our Pint-Sized Paint Out!

August 20 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

It's the public unveiling of the artwork created during PGT week! Free!

August 20 from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Watch talented artists paint for two hours in this exciting, fast-paced competitive event.

August 20 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm

View and shop plein air and studio works by the PGT featured artists.

August 23 from 11:00am - 4:00pm