Editor’s note: This article was published in Grand Traverse Scene magazine’s June 2021 issue. Pick up a free copy at area hotels, visitor’s centers, chambers of commerce or at the Record-Eagle building on Front Street. Click here to read GT Scene in its entirety online.

Rolling sand dunes meet turquoise waters. Vineyards form pleasing pastoral patterns. Farmhouses and fish shanties. Stunning sunsets. Leelanau Peninsula is a feast for the eyes. Not surprisingly, it also inspires and nourishes its art communities. A number of outdoor events are on the summer calendar geared for both artists and art appreciators. Watch a professional paint in real time, peruse a summer morning art fair or try your creative hand at capturing Leelanau’s many moods. Let Leelanau be your muse.


The Northport Arts Association (NAA) will host a variety of art exhibits throughout 2021.

From May 28 through June 12, Arts of Our Members

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) will award its annual Leadership Award to the nonprofit trade association Professional Photographers of America. The 2021 Hall of Fame Induction and Award Ceremony will be held as a hybrid live/virtual event on October 29 in the Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri.

“IPHF honors those who have made an impact on photography, and PPA continuously does just that,” IPHF President and CEO Patty Wente said. “Throughout the pandemic, PPA has stood strong and encouraged photographers to forge ahead. As a result, they’ve proven to be a rock for photographers and small business owners, which in turn sustains the future of photography.”

“All of us here at PPA are honored and elated for our organization to receive the IPHF Leadership Award,” says PPA President Mary Fisk-Taylor. “After all, when

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VALDOSTA – Shut-in during quarantine last year, Dr. Stephen Lahr chose to utilize his time creatively.

The abstract mixed-media artist put color on a canvas and went to work, making a number of art pieces that will be seen in an upcoming show at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts.

He calls the collection his “COVID series,” though not all of the artwork was completed during quarantine.

“The work in this show spans my working period from the late 1960s to this past year. It is a retrospective to some degree – about half the works were done over a long span of time and the other pieces have been done in the last two years,” Lahr said.

“Actually, the new pieces were done during the COVID (pandemic), but that didn’t influence any of the pieces; it just gave me time to produce these pieces.”

To be featured

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Kane’s 15th annual Art in the Wilds art show is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27.

Because last year’s show had to be held virtually, all the artists who were juried into the 2020 show have been accepted into this year’s show, according to Director Merry Ryding, and all but four of the 2020 artists will be participating this year. Artists were chosen for the quality of their work, and with consideration to balancing the variety of media.

The artists are thrilled to be back doing a live show and they especially missed the interaction with the browsers and buyers in their booths. Artwork is more easily appreciated in person as opposed to viewing virtually online.

Our committee has been planning throughout the year, mindful of the ever-changing CDC guidelines, for the 2021 show. As anyone can imagine, things

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