“Cherry Angel” by Margaret White. She is one of the artists showing figurative works in ‘It’s Personal,’ a new TFG exhibit opening Friday, Oct. 12.
Looking ahead, we’ve got a lot in store for October! Here’s what to look forward to.
October 6- Art Beat in Elk Rapids. A day-long art walk featuring refreshments, live music, giveaways, and artist demonstrations.
Boasting three distinctly different art galleries, Elk Rapids has become a destination location for art lovers in northern Michigan. “As I’ve run around northern Michigan, I’ve noticed that Elk Rapids has been blessed with some of the best fine-art galleries,” said Bob Streit, owner of Twisted Fish Gallery.
At the Twisted Fish Gallery and Sculpture Garden on US 31, you can tour the outdoor art garden, the gallery, or the cottage, which showcases different artists throughout the year. The Blue Heron Gallery on Ames Street features more than 100 Michigan artists, including many that people may not yet know about. With exhibits by more than 400 artists, Mullaly’s 128 Studio & Gallery on River Street is best known for their collection of outstanding glasswork.
October 12 – “It’s Personal.” A new TFG exhibit will open showing the figurative works of Bob Scudder, Shanny Brooks, Margaret White and Bernadette Marcus, whose evocative work can be seen below in Mandolin Player.
Artist Bob Scudder in action in the TFG gardens. See his work in “It’s Personal” starting Oct. 12.
October 13 – Doodle Art Day. 1 – 3 p.m. in the Cottage Gallery, free for ages 9 – 90.
Ongoing social gathering where doodlers come together to enjoy each other, music, refreshments and doodling! Held the second Saturday of each month, this has become a popular event for artists who enjoy a free-wheeling, no pressure atmosphere where doodling is the focus. Supplies provided by TFG but participants can bring their own and are encouraged to call ahead to reserve a chair. 231-264-0123.