Volunteer at Paint Grand Traverse

Paint Grand Traverse is a week-long plein air (outdoor) painting festival and competition. The fifth annual Paint Grand Traverse will be held August 14-20, 2022.

During PGT, artists from across the country will paint at over a dozen beautiful locations throughout the Grand Traverse region. The week also features parties, activities for kids, live painting demonstrations, and more! Paint Grand Traverse is presented by Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City.

We need a great team of volunteers to make Paint Grand Traverse a huge success! Online volunteer shift signup for PGT 2022 is now open! Or, call (231) 941-9488 to register by phone.


Ambassadors are the friendly, smiling faces of our event! Ambassadors volunteer out at the various painting locations (typically wineries, parks, farms, etc), and greet spectators, hand out information about Paint Grand Traverse, and provide directions.

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Artwork Team

The Artwork Team works with our staff to check artists and artwork in, stamp canvases, and help hang and display paintings.

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Food and Beverage

Are you handy in the kitchen? Good with a corkscrew? We're looking for several volunteers to help with food prep both before and during the PGT Collectors Gala.

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Sales Concierge

Our Sales Concierges help make the artwork buying process run smoothly, by writing down buyer's billing information directing them to check-out tables. Sales Concierges also have the incredibly satisfying job of applying big, red, SOLD dots to the walls.

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Special Projects

Includes distributing flyers, assembling swag bags and artist packets, and helping with our Pint-Sized Paint Out for Kids

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Live Demo Setup

We're presenting 6 free, live painting demonstrations throughout the week, and need 2 volunteers for each demo to help set up chairs and tables, make coffee, etc.

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We are looking for volunteer digital photographers to help document PGT 2022. Dates and times will vary and are flexible.

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