Accelerate the Cure / Plein Air Painting Feature

    Event Details

    Accelerate the Cure is hosting its 4th annual driving tour: 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. Crooked Tree Arts Center will have plein air artists at each stop, capturing the beautiful scenery and vehicles! The day wraps up with a special reception at PepeNero restaurant, where you can purchase the paintings. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit Accelerate the Cure and Crooked Tree Arts Center.

    Event Schedule

    Starting Line - The Back Lawn of the Grand Traverse Pavilions - 7:30 am gates open for an 8:30 am departure.

    Stop #1 - The Ultimate Garage

    Stop #2 - The Red Bridge, Cedar

    Finish Line- PepeNero at the Grand Traverse Commons.  Raffle of the 1974 Karmann Ghia, auction and celebrations.

    Learn More & Buy Tickets

    We look forward to seeing you on the road again!

    Featured Artists:

    Lori Feldpausch, Traverse City
    Debra Howard, Omena
    Ruth Kitchen, Traverse City
    Paul LaPorte, Traverse City
    Mark Mehaffey, Empire
    Colleen Shull, Traverse City
    Justin Shull, Traverse City
    Adam VanHouten, Traverse City
    David Westerfield, Allendale


    See you on the road!

    Plein Air Painting

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