Registration and Fees for Artworks Events

Most Artworks events (e.g., Exhibits, Foreign Film Series, Novel Tea Series) are free and open to the public. Classes and workshops, however, generally require advance registration and payment of fees. You can register at the Painted Turtle, 106 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Mi 49307 during normal business hours; or by phone (231 796-2420) ; or online at Eventbrite.


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May 2017

Gala 2017 – Art Takes You Places

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roben-Hood Airport, 21325 18 Mile Road
Big Rapids, MI 49307 United States
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Food by Pere Marquette Catering Live and Silent Auctions Live Entertainment Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Painted Turtle Gift Shop, by phone (231.796.2420) or online at Eventbrite.

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November 2017

Hillbilly Elegy

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artworks, 106 N Michigan
Big Rapids, 49307 United States
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By J.D. Vance, 2016 Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal.analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. But has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you were born with…

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December 2017

Rams

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307 United States
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In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep. R | 1h 33min | Drama | 2015 (Iceland)

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artworks, 106 N Michigan
Big Rapids, 49307 United States
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By Jonas Jonasson, 2012 To lighten things up a bit, we turn now to another well-written silly and wonderful novel by a Swedish author, Johan Jonasson. About to turn 100, Allan Karlsson decides to terminate his time in a nursing home not by dying but by escaping. This is not your usual Nordic Noir. Events include a suitcase full of money, unpleasant criminals and an elephant. “Fast moving and relentlessly funny.” A good way to end a tough year here…

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