Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology and Earthwork Music Partner on 2nd Annual Skill Swap and Concert at Earthwork Farm

Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology and Earthwork Music Partner on 2nd Annual Skill Swap and Concert at Earthwork Farm


LAKE CITY, MI—Crosshatch and Earthwork Music offer full day of hands-on mini-classes followed by live music and camping at Earthwork Farm.

For the second year in a row, a collaboration between Crosshatch and Earthwork Music is bringing the good people of Michigan an opportunity to come together and learn new skills, such as bike repair, bread baking, songwriting, simple tailoring and—somehow, amazingly—much, much more, with 16 workshops to choose from in all. The fun won’t stop there. After a day of swapping skills, attendees will enjoy an on-farm dinner and waltz hour followed by live music in the barn featuring Seth Bernard (founding director of Earthwork Music, unveiling new material), Gifts of Creatures (husband and wife duo, antique indie folk rock from Lansing), and Heavy Color (richly textured celestial dance music, Toledo based).

"This is proactive problem solving on a local level. Community enrichment in action. We're celebrating our heritage and fostering inclusive hands-on community resilience,” says Seth Bernard. “Any one of these workshops is worth the price of admission. I'm absolutely thrilled to be working with the Crosshatch team to bring this Skill Swap to Earthwork Farm, my birthplace. Please join us, you won't regret it or forget it.”

There are three ticket options for skill-swappers. The whole shebang is $60, which includes the all day Skill Swap beginning at noon, entry to the concert, and overnight camping. For $35, participants can attend just for the Skill Swap from noon-6:00, or just the concert and camping beginning at 7pm.

The Skill Swap and concert is June 3rd from 12pm until late. Tickets run from $35-$60. More information and tickets can be found online at The Skill Swap is made possible with support from: The Workshop Brewing Company, Oryana Community Co-op, The Redheads, New Holland Brewing, and Walk the Beat. If you are interested in supporting the Skill Swap with a sponsorship, email Crosshatch at


About Crosshatch: Crosshatch envisions communities that are grounded in place: where people connect through stories, music, art, shared work, and food, and where the economy and culture are rooted in restoration of the earth and its people. Brad and Amanda Kik started the organization in 2005 as a way to keep Northwest Michigan as beautiful, inspiring, and magical as ever, while helping to make its people even stronger, more self-reliant, and better connected to one another.

About Earthwork Music Collective: Named after Earthwork Farm, the collective's place of origin in Missaukee County, Earthwork has become a Michigan treasure, having developed a collaborative musical platform, a legion of alliances and an epic soundtrack for community resilience. The collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.