Dart for Art 2024

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    Price Range
    $100 and up
    July 10 & 11, 2024 BAY HARBOR, MI

    Celebrate the arts with Crooked Tree Arts Center's premier summer fundraiser on Wednesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 11 in downtown Bay Harbor. This year's featured artist, Neil W. Ahrens has created a masterpiece to serve as inspiration for the event. His featured artwork, Striation Horizon, will be auctioned off on stage at Dart for Art. Proceeds benefit CTAC's mission to create ways for people to connect, learn, and grow through the arts... it's a party with a purpose!

    Neil W. Ahrens

    Interested in donating artwork? Learn more here!


    Join us on Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, for Preview Night complete with strolling heavy appetizers, drinks, live music, and silent auction as guests mix and mingle with artists to preview the Dart for Art gallery. Enjoy strolling tastes from your favorite chefs & restaurants and beer, wine, and specialty cocktails as you preview the Dart Gallery & more!

    THE MAIN EVENT | THURSDAY, JULY 11 (SOLD OUT! Click here to join the waitlist)

    The Main Event on Thursday, July 11, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, will wow guests with delectable dining, unique auction items, and astounding artwork in the Dart Gallery. Guests will be invited to select a work of art to take home at no extra cost!

    Enjoy cocktail hour with appetizers by featured chefs, top-shelf bar, gourmet seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and everyone's favorite part of the evening⁠—"darting" for your choice of artwork to take home from the Dart Gallery.

    What is "darting?" | The Dart for Art Gallery features more than 200 pieces of original artwork, including paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, glasswork, and more! Ticket-holders will get to select a work of art when their name is called — the order in which art is selected is the luck of the draw! When your name is called, you will run ("dart") and grab your piece of artwork off the wall!

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    Thank you to our Sponsors

    Gold Table Sponsors

    Chatham House, Kali and Don Weber
    Kathleen and Matt Davis
    Lin and Herbert Henkel
    Lisa and Patrick Leavy
    Sonja and Jonathan Perkins
    Petoskey Plastics and The Keiswetter Family
    Joan and Tom Sabatino
    Susan and William Seklar
    Robin and David Small
    Jane Warner and John Hegener
    Laura and Howard Willard

    Silver Table Sponsor

     Rebecca and Jack McNaughton
    Cathy and David Meyer and Family
    Karen Quenneville and Dave Ligotti 

    Bronze Table

    Sherry and Tom Barrat
    Amy and Rick Cox
    Glennwood Custom Builders
    Linda and Daniel CasaSanta
    Kathi Glass
    Terrence Kavanaugh
    O’Brien Harris Custom Cabinetry
    Portage Point Partners
    Ann and Tom Stallkamp

    Benefactor Sponsor

    Jill and Jack Abelarde
    Aleksandra Adelson
    Lois Aroian
    Jack and Susie Baker
    Patty Beck and Martin Rubenstein
    Megan Brennan
    Carole and Jim Carroll
    Tami and Chris Christensen
    Craig Ryan Fine Clothing
    Teresa and David Crouse
    Susan and Richard Donnelly
    Rachel Goodstein
    Lisa and Rich Hirsh
    Julie and John Holder
    Barbara and John Hoffman
    Jennifer and Rusty Hughes
    Sheryl and Bill Jarvis
    Jana and Hal Jones
    Patricia Kaine
    Joe and Karen Kimmell
    Betsy and Hal Lawrence
    Tim McAndrew
    Ann and Bill McCormick
    Elizabeth and Don Molosky
    Annie and Marty Montagne
    Mara and Henry Saad
    Sunny and John Sapiente
    Kathy and Jim Schroeder
    Kristin and Rick Selvala
    Celia and Jeff Sinclair
    Chrissie Smith and Larry Rellinger
    Leslie and Merv Sternberg
    Mary Whitlock and Bill Schulze
    Phoebe and Kurt Wietzke

    Corporate Sponsors

    Click on the links below to learn more about the businesses that support Dart for Art. 

     village suites bay harborharbor sothebys

    McLaren Northern MichiganSipCatalog Sponsor

    Valet SponsorArtworkWelcome Sponsor


    Thank you to our auction donors

    American Spoon Foods
    Rev Dr. Lois Aroian
    Bennethum's Northern Inn
    Bearcub Outfitters

    Big Bear Adventures
    Birchwood Farms
    Boyne Resorts
    Charlevoix Community Pool
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Clothing Company 
    Cookies by the Bay
    Craig Ryan Fine Clothing
    Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery
    Crow's Nest Restaurant & Catering

    Douglas Lake Bar and Steakhouse 
    Duffy's Garage & Grill
    Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean
    Fox and Hound Boutique
    Grain Train Natural Food Markets
    Grey Gables Inn
    Great Lakes Center for the Arts

    Inn at Bay Harbor
    Interlochen Center for the Arts
    Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen
    Mackinac State Historic Parks
    Marilyn Stockwell

    Murdick's Fudge
    Northern Lights Recreation
    Nub's Nob Ski Area
    Odawa Casino
    Outfitter Harbor Springs

    Rocking Horse Toy Company
    Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
    Short's Brewing Company
    Spring & Porter
    The Clothing Company

    The Earl of Charlevoix
    The New York Restaurant
    The Pier Restaurant & Pointer Boat
    The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor 

    Event Chairs

    Kathleen Davis and Karen Quenneville 


    Image: Neil Ahrens, Striation Horizon, 2023, oil and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 24 in. (detail)