Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858

Artists:  Do you want to participate?   It's EASY to enter Art Walk Central!  Artist registration will be live from April 1 - April 30.  Student artists age 12-18 can enter for only $10 and adult artists can enter for $35.  Registration is quick and easy.  Over $20,000 in prizes will be awarded.  ARTIST RULES can be found here.

Art Walk Central is an art competition and an art infusion during the month of August! The Mt. Pleasant community hosts over 100 artist works that are eligible to win over $20,000 in prizes. Your votes will determine the People's Choice award!

In addition to the art competition, Art Walk Central fills the month of August with art and cultural events for people of all ages.  Whether you choose to learn about chalk art, join us painting the streets downtown, attend any of our artist talks, learn to paint plein air, attend a Max & Emily's Summer Concert, enjoy Movies by Moonlight at City Hall, or participate in any of the other exciting Art Walk Central events, you can be assured that you'll be inspired to do something artistic this summer!


Art Walk Central on WCFX Staff Meeting:


John & Ann Jensen


Art Walk Central 2015 - Dates to Remember

March 6-27:     Venue Registration

April 1-30:        Artist Registration

May 1-15:         Artist/Venue matchup

July 25:             Art Installation deadline

July 30:             Art Battle

July 31:             Glow in the Art 5k Run

July 31:             Painting the intersection of Main & Broadway

August 1:          People's Choice voting begins at 9:00 a.m.

August 1:          Painting the crosswalks of downtown

August 1:          Movies by Moonlight:  Cinderella

August 4:          Chalk Art Workshop

August 6:          Chalk Art Event

August 6:          Poetry Slam

August 7:          Chalk Art Event

August 8:          Chalk Art Event

August 8:          Steamroller Printmaking

August 8:          Movies by Moonlight:  The Lego Movie

August 10:        A Day of Anishinabe Art

August 11:        Art Reach Open House and Tour (for sponsors and venues)

August 12:        Youth and Adult Storytelling Events

August 14:        Plein Air Event

August 15:        Plein Air Event

August 15:        Stained Glass Workshop

August 15:        Judge's Roundtable

August 15:        Movies by Moonlight:  Singin' in the Rain

August 16:        Plein Air Event

August 16:        Stained Glass Workshop

August 16:        Plein Air Event

August 17:        Pastel Workshop

August 18:        Pastel Workshop

August 18:        Voting ends at 5:00 p.m.

August 19:        Winners announced at Art Reach Auction for the Arts

September 5:   Art de-install deadline         

Judges Awards:
Adult 1st Place - $5,000:  Kristi Cranson
Adult 2nd Place - $3,000:  Jason Mathews
Adult 3rd Place - $2,000:  Greg Stahly

Youth 1st Place - $1,000:  Ashley Howell
Youth 2nd Place - $750:  Anthony Vinton & Rebecca Delecki
Youth 3rd Place - $500:  Bailey Chiodo

People's Choice Awards:
Adult 1st Place - $4,000:  Roseann Coty
Adult 2nd Place - $2,000:  Laura Coffee
Adult 3rd Place - $1,000:  Roger Chase

Youth 1st Place - $750:  Stacy Chichester
Youth 2nd Place - $500:  Molly Merillat
Youth 3rd Place - $250:  Bailey Chiodo

Art Walk Central 2014: