From June through September of 2014, Petoskey’s Crooked Tree Art Center (CTAC) will host ‘Detroit @ CTAC’, a summer-long program of Northern Michigan events featuring artists, musicians and filmmakers whose work focuses on the Motor City.  The music and arts events will take place both within Crooked Tree Art Center’s Petoskey headquarters and at public libraries in Harbor Springs and Charlevoix.

“It’s been an exhilarating process for our staff as doors kept opening in Detroit to bring together this phenomenal group of people to Petoskey,” said Liz Ahrens, Executive Director, CTAC.

20 fine artists will have their work on display at CTAC’s exhibition spaces throughout the summer, while films screenings and concerts featuring Detroit artists and musicians will occur at the CTAC Theater.  Tickets to an August 7th performance by The Motor City Horns—a group of Motown musicians who’ve backed The Temptations and The Four Tops—and special guests The Brothers Groove and Thornetta Davis are available at

Lectures with some of Detroit’s most influential entrepreneurs and tastemakers—including Slow’s Bar B Q owner Phil Cooley and Grammy and Emmy award-winner Allee Willis—will take place at the CTAC and Charlevoix public library.  The season opens with a concert on the Bidwell Plaza outside of the CTAC and a screening of “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” on Thursday, June 5th; both events are free to attend.

For a complete schedule of events for ‘Detroit @ CTAC’, please visit

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