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This summer, Crooked Tree Arts Center will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their annual arts fundraiser, D’Art for Art.
Crooked Tree Arts Center’s premier summer fundraising event once again takes place at the warehouses of Irish Boat Shop in Harbor Springs. Preview Event will take place on Wednesday, July 19 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., during which guests will mingle with donating artists and participating chefs, bid on unique auction items, and get a sneak peek of the D’Art artwork. Thursday, July 20 is D’Art for Art. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. guests will enjoy an evening of appetizers, a seated gourmet dinner, and the closing of the auction boards, all culminating with the highly anticipated ‘d’arting’ at the end of the evening.
As always, fabulous chefs, vintners, and performers fill the two-day fundraising event. To date, participating Preview Event restaurants include Burnt Offerings, Crooked Tree Breadworks, Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars, Honey Pot Pastries, Kilwins, Lake Street Market, Mab’s Atomic Mustard, Palette Bistro, Small Batch, The Paper Station Bistro, Toski Sands, and Vintage Chophouse. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Crooked Tree Jazz Ensemble, led by Music Education Director Kevin Richardson. Vintners and breweries participating to date include Angelo Cellars, Atwater Brewery, Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery, Black Star Farms, Bodegas Faustino, Jose Maria de Fonseca, Twin Vines, Periquita, Lancers and Pere Ventura, Fabiano Brothers, KoBrand, L. Mawby, Materra Wines, Mountain Town Brewing Company, Petoskey Brewing, Right Brain Brewery, Roast & Toast, and Short’s Brewing Company.
During D’Art for Art on Thursday, Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club, Carol Costello Catering, Nancy Kelly’s, Palette Bistro, and Petoskey Cheese will provide hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour. Executive Chef John Norman of Wineguys Restaurant Group will prepare the seated gourmet dinner.
The 2017 Featured D’Art Artist is Mary Hramiec Hoffman. A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College and Kendall College of Art and Design, Hramiec Hoffman grew up in the beautiful Petoskey and Harbor Springs resort area. As a child, she constantly drew, and with her artistically inclined parents’ encouragement, Hramiec Hoffman’s drawing ability took on a life of its own. She enrolled in art classes at North Central Michigan College and Crooked Tree Arts Center in her youth, and after college she worked as creative director at an advertising agency. Her inspiration comes from not only the Northern Michigan scenery, but also from traveling across the United States with her family during her childhood. Hramiec Hoffman is known for the delicate sensitivity portrayed in her oil scenes of Northern Michigan. Her oil paintings reflect an appreciation of the fauvist and impressionist movements – she creates a pulsating vibrancy on the surface of her canvases. Today, she resides in the same scenic resort area in which she grew up, with her husband and business partner Mark Hoffman and their four children.
In addition to featuring Hramiec Hoffman’s painting, “Summer Splendor,” CTAC will also celebrate all the past featured artists at our special 20th anniversary event. Work by those artists will be available at silent auction, paired with experiences offered by the artists themselves, including studio tours, demos, hands-on workshops, art lessons, and more!
Tickets for the Preview Event are $75 per person. All levels of reservations are available for D’Art for Art, starting at $650 per couple, and $500 for an individual. All ticket levels include an original piece of artwork selected from more than 250 donated works by local, regional and national artists. After Saturday, July 15, only $1,000 Youth Orchestra Benefactor sponsorships and above will be available.
For more information and to make a reservation, contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey.