Traverse City Events: Live music, art, craft food and beverages and a special event for families are all on tap this weekend at The Good Work Collective, a new gallery space in Old Town in downtown Traverse City.

Founded by Northern Michigan’s Porterhouse Productions in the space formerly occupied by Pregger’s on Union Street in Traverse City, The Good Work Collective is an "all-inclusive community gathering space and art gallery" devoted to hosting a variety of local arts and music events in Traverse City. Opened earlier this month, the venue kicks off its full slate of programming this weekend with partnership events with the Downtown Development Authority and Traverse City Wine & Art Festival, as well as a Saturday evening concert starring a variety of renowned musicians from the Midwest and beyond.

For complete details on this weekend’s events, please see below: 
April 29 – Art Walk at The Good Work Collective in Traverse City- 5 p.m-midnight
The Good Work Collective will partner with the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival to present an evening of community art, live music and craft food and beverages this Friday, April 29. The event is part of the annual Downtown Traverse City Art Walk, a self-guided tour of Traverse City’s downtown galleries.
The Traverse City Wine & Art Festival will be pouring wines from Leelanau & Old Mission wineries to celebrate the event. Appetizers from The Cooks’ House and craft-brewed IPAs from North Peak and regional breweries will be served. Attendees will enjoy live classical Indian raga music featuring sitar and tabla, as well as a 12-string jazz and world guitarist from Detroit. Art will be displayed and for sale from a number of regional artists (see list below). Donations will be accepted at the door, with proceeds benefiting The Good Work Collective. Art Walk hours are from 5-9 p.m., with The Good Work Collective hosting a downtown Traverse City afterglow from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Glenn WolffEric Daigh
Kaye Krapohl
Heather Hazard
Bill Allen
Royce Deans
Rick Daigh
Jason Lome
Tim Neilson
Nancy Nash
…plus art from local youth in honor of Celebration for Young Children on Saturday, April 30.
April 30 – Celebration for Young Children at The Good Work Collective in Traverse City – 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
 Downtown Traverse City will once again host the Annual Celebration for Young Children this Saturday, April 30. Enjoy laughter and the pitter-patter of little feet as hundreds of children and families gather to celebrate with a variety of fun activities across downtown and Old Town Traverse City.

The Good Work Collective will be offering ice cream cones from Moomer’s in Traverse City, plus edible glitter for children to decorate their treats with. Families will enjoy music and a hands-on opportunity for kids to play drumming and percussion instruments. Donations will be accepted at the door, with proceeds benefiting The Good Work Collective. The celebration is hosted in partnership with the DTCA and in cooperation with the Grand Traverse Association for the Education of Young Children. 
April 30 – Chris Bathgate, Samantha Crain, Graham Parsons & Hezekiah Jones in Concert at The Good Work Collective in Traverse City- 7:30-10:30 p.m.
 This star-studded evening of live music features some of the Midwest and beyond’s most renowned singer-songwriters and musicians. Attendees will enjoy special performances by artists including Chris Bathgate (whose "Serpentine" was chosen by NPR as Song of the Day and who was a featured performer at the SXSW Music Festival), Samantha Crain (opener for such acclaimed acts as The Avett Brothers, Ben Kweller and Josh Ritter), Graham Parsons (of Michigan festival favorites Graham Parsons & the Go-Rounds) and Hezekiah Jones (Philadelphia-based crooner Raphael Cutrufell, whose work has been compared by critics to "Sufjan Stevens meets The Beatles"). A $20 sliding scale donation is recommended at the door, which includes all musical performances as well as craft brew ales from around the region. Proceeds will benefit The Good Work Collective in Traverse City. Doors are at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by email at

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