The art world will descend upon Downtown Petoskey for its 20th annual Gallery Walk. This evening of art and entertainment has definitely become a community tradition.
Participating art galleries will greet guests on the third Thursday in June from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in an open-house format and offer delights for your eyes, ears, and taste buds. Many of the galleries will have the artists present to introduce their works.
As a wonderful and exciting wrap up to the evening, art lovers will get a chance to win some fabulous art donated by the participating galleries. Each gallery that you visit during the evening earns you an entry into the prize drawing for that gallery. Additional tickets are earned with each purchase that you make. The tickets will then be drawn at the Afterglow Party from 9:15 to 10:00 p.m. on the Rose Garden Veranda at Stafford's Perry Hotel. Thousands of dollars worth of art is given away each year.
Walking maps are free and will be available at the Petoskey Downtown Office, the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the participating galleries. So, get a babysitter, grab your friends, and stroll around Downtown Petoskey and soak up the cultured atmosphere.
2019 Participating Galleries:
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Glass Lakes Photography Studio
Mitchell Street Frameworks
Ward & Eis Gallery
Crooked Tree Arts Center Activities:
Thursday, June 20
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Kids get in on the fun on Thursday afternoon at our Pint-Sized Paint Out! This event will take place at CTAC and neighboring Pennsylvania Park. Artists age 8-15 will compete for awards, and younger artists are welcome to create masterpieces as well! This event is free and open to the public, limited space is available, so advance registration is recommended.
Downtown Petoskey Paint Out
Thursday June 20
Crooked Tree Arts Center will host a Downtown Petoskey Paint Out, culminating with a “wet paint sale” during the Downtown Gallery Walk on June 20. During the day, paint out artists will work en plein air (in the open air) featuring scenes from the downtown area. Art created during the paint out will be on display and for sale at CTAC during the Downtown Gallery Walk on Thursday, June 20, 5-9 pm with complimentary appetizers and cash bar. The reception is free and open to the public.