Accelerate the Cure / Plein Air Painting Feature

    Event Details

    Accelerate the Cure is hosting their 3rd annual drive, a socially distanced, car enthusiast journey to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and funds to support caregivers in our community who are dedicated to helping those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.

    Event Schedule

    Starting Line - The Back Lawn of the Grand Traverse Pavilions - 8:00 am gates open for a 9:00 am departure.

    Stop #1 - Verterra Winery for mimosa’s, coffee and fun.

    Stop #2 - Old Settlers Park on gorgeous Glen Lake for a brief leg stretch.

    Finish Line- Traverse City Country Club for an auction and celebration.

    Crooked Tree Art Center plein air artists will be at Verterra Winery and Old Settlers Park capturing the gorgeous scenery. The artwork will then be on display an available for purchase at the Traverse City Country Club. Each artist has generously agreed to donate a percentage of art sales to Accelerate the Cure.


    We look forward to seeing you on the road again!

    • Event tickets ($200) support Accelerate the Cure to End Alzheimer's.
    • Artwork sales benefit the artist, CTAC, and Accelerate the Cure!

    Featured Artists:

    Sue Bowerman, Traverse City
    Mark McHaffey, Empire
    Barb Reich, Traverse City
    Colleen Shull, Traverse City
    Justin Shull, Traverse City
    Debra Van Leen, Traverse City
    Adam VanHouten, Traverse City

    See you on the road!

    Plein Air Painting

    Tickets still available at MyNorth to join the cruise through Leelanau County.