Current Events

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Past Events

Nest Fest 2021 a Commongrounds Cooperative event at Iron Fish Distillery 3:00pm-7:00pm October 10, 2021

the Introvert in the Window
an interactive & socially distant performance art exhibition
Saturday, October 24-Saturday, October 31, 2020

The year-long independent study “The Introvert in the Window” consists of works alternating between essays and paintings. Each piece explores human perception by correlating topics from the sciences, humanities, visual arts, and global culture–all drawn from Nadia Daniels-Moehle’s autodidactic education. The title “The Introvert in the Window” explores how we can be alone and part of everything, how we can create connections, even separated by glass.

All of The Introvert in the Window’s 26 paintings combine into a 55” x 91” installation formed and interwoven by the Golden Spiral. The installation will be exhibited virtually, online and at Higher Art Gallery from October 24-31, 2020.

On display in the gallery’s window, during this interactive and socially distant performance art event, Nadia will complete the installation by painting the Golden Spiral over the course of one week. The exhibition invites viewers to interact with the project: watch the spiral unwind, while listening to selected essays from the project, and participate in interactive events throughout the week. And most of all, share your perceptions through the window –whether that glass be technology’s screen or the window of the gallery.

Learn more and
on the Facebook event page and

A Once in a Blue Moon Northern Michigan Scavenger Hunt:
a socially-distant interactive hunt for fun in NoMi.
Saturday, October 24-Saturday, October 31, 2020

Begin the hunt and find clues at 14 locations, including Oryana Community Co-op, Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate, Dennos Museum, Horizon Bookstore, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Oliver Art Center and Higher Art Gallery. The map will go live on Saturday, October 24, 2020, so follow along on social media @lookwonderdiscover to get the latest!

Participate in the hunt by getting your costumes, grabbing your mask, then signing into the online entry form, although costumes are optional. Participants will solve puzzles and find art, and can take a pictures at locations and post on socials to share the fun with friends.

Prizes will be awarded for a number of categories, including best costume, most locations visited, first one to solve math puzzles, and a random drawing. Tune in to Introvert in the Window on Blue Moon Halloween to find our if you’ve won!

Maps and entry forms will go live on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Check out the event page on Facebook for all the latest! Join the hunt, click here!

Two Part Virtual Forum on Supporting Young Minds
in Local and Global Communities
Part One: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 1-2pm EST
Part Two: Thursday, October 29, 2020 12-1pm EST

Join LWD for a Two Part virtual forum on Supporting Young Minds in Local and Global Communities.

During Part One on Tuesday, October 27th from 1-2pm EST, a group of bright young minds aged 16-28 will explore how communities (locally and globally) can support young people in building inclusive, innovative creative communities.

In Part Two on Thursday, October 29th from 12-1pm EST, members of the arts, educational, and business professional communities will respond to the young people’s concepts and concerns highlighted in Part One.

Part Two Panelists:

Kristi Wodek, Education and Outreach Director Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City
Amy Shamroe, Traverse City Commissioner and Book Awards Coordinator/Festival Director at Jenkins Group
Craig Hadley, Director/Curator at Dennos Museum Center
Stephanie Prall, Program development and coordinating that promotes education, wellness, international engagement and service
Rufus Snoddy, Artist and Educator
Joe Reilly, Singer, songwriter, social worker
Nick Viox, Downtown Experience Coordinator, Traverse City Downtown Development Authority
Rachel Chadderdon Bair, Director for Sustainable and Innovative Food Systems, Food Innovation Center, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Get more information about panelists and reserve tickets on our Facebook Event page. No Facebook, no problem? Reserve your free tickets via Eventbright. The forum is virtual, but our license is limited to 100 participants, so grab your spot today!

WORKSHOP: Friday, February 21, 2020   6:00- 8:30pm

Drawing from/with your Imagination at Crooked Tree Arts Center with Nadia Daniels-Moehle

With paper, pencil, and your own mind learn to capture the world around you. Through practice and observation you’ll learn essential drawing skills like shading, drawing 3D shapes, exploring values, and some helpful tips and tricks. This beginners workshop will give you tools and confidence to begin, or refresh, your artistic journey. (No prior drawing experience necessary.)

Registration is required, visit or call Crooked Tree Arts Center to register.

WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 15, 2020  1:00-3:30pm

Exploring and Rejuvenating Your Creative Practice at Crooked Tree Arts Center with Nadia Daniels-Moehle

Want to be more dedicated to your creative self? Want to find the time and discipline to be creative? In this workshop you’ll tackle these questions by exploring the relationships between planning and doing, process and product, productivity and inspiration in your own creative experience.

Using creative prompts, interactive resources, and exploring other artist’s experiences, you’ll gain techniques and inspiration to help guide your experimentation with maintaining your own creative practice. (All creative disciplines are welcome).

Perfect way to reinvigorate your creative energy in the new year!

Registration is required, visit or call Crooked Tree Arts Center to register.

EXHIBIT: January 10 to February 7, 2020:

“A Taxonomy of Perception” will be on exhibit at Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, Michigan. Join us for an Opening Night Reception on Friday, January 10, 2020 5-7pm —for details check out the Facebook Event.

Friday, October 18th, 2019: “Drawing Workshop” at Crooked Tree Arts Center—Traverse City.

2019 Three Part Community Art Project:

Look Wonder Discover has dreamed up an interactive ongoing Community Art Project and will present this magical project alongside community space for cultural exploration and conversation. (Check out 2018’s Community Art Project at Friday Night Live in Traverse City.)

Part One:

Friday, August 16, 2019: Friday Night Live in Downtown Traverse City, Michigan.

Friday, August 23, 2019: Friday Night Live in Downtown Traverse City, Michigan.

Part Two

September 20-22, 2019: Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Lake City, Michigan.

Part Three:

October 19-26, 2019: Crooked Tree Arts Center –Traverse City.
Join us for a reception for CognEYEzant:365 and the reveal of our 2019 Community Art Project October 25 5-7pm.

Thursday, July 25, 2019: Benzonia Public Library, Benzonia, Michigan. Look Wonder Discover is offering the final event of BPL’s Summer Reading Program with our interactive storytelling workshop.  Click here to read all about it.

Thursday, July 18, 2019: Summer Camp “The Art of Chiaroscuro” Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, Michigan.