Celebrating our Region’s Rich Heritage through Meaningful Learning Experiences

Great Lakes Traditional Arts Gathering

July 29 - August 2, 2015

Great Lakes Traditional Arts Gathering

   Celebrating our Region’s Rich Heritage through Meaningful Learning Experiences


Spend four days working directly with the regionʼs most noted traditional artists, craftspeople, historians and naturalists in small group settings - with dozens of workshops for both adults and children.  Forge your own fire steel, help build a moose skin canoe, weave a rabbit skin blanket, learn to process wild rice, work with a master falconer, explore the waters around Drummond island in a replica 1870s wooden ship, and much more. Take home an assortment of beautiful and functional traditional crafts and new skills. Evenings feature acoustic music, star gazing and traditional storytelling by campfire.

Immerse yourself in the rich diversity of traditional arts, crafts, and natural wonders of the Great Lakes region...

Discover the magic of the Great Lakes Traditional Arts Gathering, where the embers of age old traditions are rekindled and the stories of the land and lakes come to life.

Musical Guests:

The Crane Wives

More details on the GLTAG NightTime Page!

Harbor Island, Image courtesy of Jim Kelley

Ferry Schedule - HERE

GLTAG is a non profit service of the Great lakes Lifeways Institute. Our mission statement is:

"To preserve and share the heritage of the land, traditions, arts, and culture of the Great Lakes Region as an enrichment of our communities and an investment in future generations."

Map to GLTAG Site - HERE

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GLTAG is more than great learning opportunities - it is also a relaxing island vacation with a sandy beach, shallow cove, and stunning scenery! PhotoTour the Event Here

Visit the GLTAG Registration page for details and pricing....

GLTAG Quick-Guide

Register now for 10% discounted early-bird rates! Any applicable discount codes can still be applied for added savings!

Early-bird rates end March 1.

Full event:

    $270 Per Adult age 13 and up

    $135 Per youth age 5 thru 12

    Youth 4 and under free


    Returning Participants - 20% off

          enter discount code “RETURNING”

    Families of 3 or more - 15% off

          enter discount code “FAMILY”

    GLLI Members - 10% off

          enter discount code “MEMBER”

Day Passes: Register online or pay cash or check at the gate. No discounts for day passes.

      $90 Per adult age 13 and up

      $45 Per youth age 5 thru 12

      Age 4 and under free

Catering: Available for purchase separately, see registration page for details.

Sorry, no pets allowed onsite.

First Voyage of the Moose Skin Canoe, Built onsite at GLTAG, July 2014

Registration now open for GLTAG 2015! Special early-bird discount rates are in effect until March 1, 2015. Please note that current website content is from this past event, and we will be updating to the 2015 line-up as we confirm instructors and activities.

The past event (2014) Daily Class Schedule is available HERE