Community Calendar

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Auburn Farmers Market

Tues. & Thurs. 06/15/2021-09/30/2021, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The Auburn Farmers Market is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 15 to Sept. 30, 2021.
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 Join Studio 23 virtually and hear from three experts in their fields. We will be joined by Phil Eich of Storyville, Laura Horwath of Ferne Boutique, and Nancy Thayer of Nancy Thayer Paintings. Each of these experts connect with their community through storytelling, Instagram, and LinkedIn. This event is free thanks to our sponsor, Michigan Sugar Company. Register online at Studio 23.   
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Join Studio 23 and the Writing Center of SVSU for a workshop on grant writing and artist statements. Our presenter will be Helen Racia Klotz, director of the SVSU Writing Center. Register for this in-person event by calling Studio 23 at (989) 894-2323).  
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Farms of the Great Lakes Bay Region Plein-Air Paint-Out is open to Michigan artists and will take place on farms within a 30-mile radius of Bay City. Artists will have the opportunity to create paintings on location at farms who supply Michigan Sugar with sugar beets. Once you are registered online at Studio 23, you will receive a list of farms to rank your preferences to paint.  
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Join us in the galleries and see the artwork created during the paint-out event. Our juror, Rob Clark, representing Michigan Sugar Company, will be announcing the awards and congratulating all of our local artists. The artwork will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.  
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Performance by Soul Xpress, a rambunctious 7-piece funk/soul band that features a line up of respected musicians. The band's mastery of soul music stems from absorbing the real deal of years of experience.
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Poet Moheb Soliman comes to Discovery Preserve in Bay City with his debut book HOMES, which explores themes of nature, modernity, identity, belonging, and sublimity through the Great Lakes region. After sharing work from the book, he will be joined by co-hosts Trevor Edmonds from the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, Sam Fitzpatrick from the Historical Museum of Bay County, and Christine Eckerle from the Saginaw River Marine Historical Society for a discussion.
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Arts & Ales at Drydock

06/29/2021, 4-10 p.m.
Come out to Drydock in beautiful Downtown Bay City for Arts and Ales, presented by Primerica Life Insurance. Enjoy refreshments, view art work, and meet the artists behind the creations. Art will be available for purchase, and all art proceeds from this event will go directly to the artists and programs.  
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The Bay City Fireworks Festival returns in 2021. In addition to our normal fundraising efforts, we are planning a tribute for Terry Watson “Mr.Fireworks” on the big night of July 3rd.
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The 50th annual Auburn Cornfest brings music, carnival rides, food, drag races, corn hole, and a parade to Auburn July 8-11.
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