The Crooked Tree Arts Center celebrates the fortieth year of their founding with Ruby Red Week, October 10-15, 2011. [private]
“Ruby Red Week is filled with arts activities and we invite everyone to stop in and join the fun” noted Kurt Wietzke, Crooked Tree Arts Center’s board president. “Ruby is the gemstone for fortieth anniversaries, so we decided to play off that theme” continued Wietzke. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Monday, October 10 Tea and a Tour 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
A traditional tea with sweets and savories. Take in a “behind the scenes” tour of the arts center and the Carnegie Building.
Tuesday, October 11 Coffee At Ten 10:00 am
CTAC’s popular Coffee At Ten series will feature many of the artists in the “Let Them Eat Cake” exhibit. Stop by to meet Indy Bacon, Sue and Russ Bolt, Margie Guyot, Elizabeth Pollie, and Margaret and Bill White. Coffee provided by Roast and Toast.
Wednesday, October 12 Docent Tour 9:30 am
Step into the shoes of a student! You will be guided through our current exhibits by a volunteer and then make a piece of art with your inspiration the artwork in the galleries. Children are welcome, accompanied by adult or guardians–great opportunity for home school students
Thursday, October 13 Private evening event
Friday, October 14 “Ten Times Two” 8:00 pm
CTAC members can purchase tickets for a reduced rate of $10 to the Little Traverse Civic Theatre’s fall production of “Ten Times Two”.
Saturday, October 15 Family Fun Drop In! 10 am to noon
Spend the morning in the arts and crafts world with art instructors Maggie Van Wagoner and Lori Bolt. Fun for all ages from 3 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Fun grandparent activity!
The Crooked Tree Arts Center was founded in 1971 by Sally Clark, Edith Gilbert, Grace Jessop, Judy Koza, eddi Offield, Jack Perry, and Carolyn Rader. The arts center moved into the downtown Petoskey former United Methodist Church in 1980. In 2002 a full renovation of the facility was completed and annually over 30,000 people enjoy their programs and events.