Crooked Tree Arts Center

Petoskey, MI 49770




“Northern Michigan: Living it, Loving it!” – CTAC Kitchen Painters Exhibit


On Friday, May 25, the Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Kitchen Painters exhibit, “Northern Michigan: Living it, Loving it!,” opens in the Atrium Gallery.


Over 20 area artists capture the beauty and spirit of Northern Michigan in their original paintings. Many of these artists have lived in other cities around the world, yet have chosen to settle in Northern Michigan - and they love it! Come see fresh, original art that so creatively relates their love for an area they now call home. The exhibit opening reception takes place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25, coinciding with the opening of CTAC’s two summer exhibitions: “Mind Into Matter – Cynthia Rutherford,” and “Seeing and Being Seen: The Works of Susan Offield.”


The Crooked Tree Kitchen Painters began in 1981 with a small group of artists who met weekly to paint. They valued the rapport and sharing of ideas that occurs when artists gather. Crooked Tree Arts Center welcomed the group and encouraged their work, allowing them to meet in the Crooked Tree kitchen…thus the name “Kitchen Painters.” The group now has over 65 active members.


The Kitchen Painters meet every Monday from 12 – 3 p.m., excluding holidays, and welcome artists of all skill levels.


“Northern Michigan: Living it, Loving it!” will be on display from May 25 through September 8.


For more information, contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey.


Photo: “August,” by Michael Coltman, is one of the pieces that will be on display in “Northern Michigan: Living it, Loving it!” this summer.