Glen Arbor Arts Center Creates Virtual Exhibits and Outdoor Pop-Up Series
With art centers and museums still preparing to officially open back up, that means having to think outside the box when it comes to exhibits. That’s exactly what the Glen Arbor Arts Center in Leelanau County has done. Their staff came together in mid-March when the COVID crisis began to take hold.
They started ongoing virtual exhibits with their current one called, New Views: Birdlandia which started on May 15th and runs through July 16th. The virtual experience depicts how birds offer a symbolic way to describe our own lives, home, relationships, and the state of the ecology. There are also other upcoming virtual exhibits that will start up throughout the summer and go into November. For a list of the virtual exhibits with Glen Arbor Arts center click here.
“We want to be that creative distraction right now you have one. It’s, it’s pretty ramped up anxiety level, and I think for me and my team and all the artists involved it’s such a great positive way to deal with stress,” says executive director for the Glen Arbor Arts Center, Sarah Kime.
Besides the virtual artwork, people can also stay socially distant and check out the center’s ongoing pop-up series in their outdoor gallery. Their first demonstration of 6 Feet Apart Art kicks off July 25th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and if it rains, it will be rescheduled to July 26th.