Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858

The 2016 Festival of Banners

The Festival of Banners brings public art to the community and invites people of all ages to submit banner designs and paint a banner that will hang on light posts lining Pickard St, Downtown Mt. Pleasant, and Shepherd!  333 banners will be hung by June 1 and will stay up until early November. Banner Books with photos of all 2016 banners are available (free of charge) at Art Reach on Broadway Gift Shop.  THANK YOU to OUR BANNER PAINTERS and to our LOCAL BUSINESS BANNER SPONSORS whose support is the backbone of this public art project! 

2015 Banners can be picked up at  Art Reach of Mid Michigan at 111 E. Broadway Mt. Pleasant, MI.

You can also download the 2015 banner book here!

2016 Festival Regulations

Submissions were accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Submission deadline was February 12, 2016. The banners were hung in mid May 2016, and fly on downtown street poles in Mt. Pleasant, Shepherd, and on Pickard Street in Union Township until November 2016, creating a colorful and incredibly unique public art exhibit!

Adult artists fee is $25 to paint their banner and will receive their banner after the banner festival. 

Children 18 and under participated free of charge! Children must be at least 8 years of age to participate. Parents can choose to purchase their child(ren)’s banner for $25 when they come down in November 2016. Banners will be available for pick up in November at Art Reach.


You may include your organization or business logo and be a “Banner Sponsor” for $125. This fee also entitles you  to choose a location for your banner to hang.  Not artistic? Art Reach will design and paint a banner for you!

John & Sue Bradac 
Linda Morey
John & Ann Jensen
George & Fran Rouman
Bob & Betty Rulong

THANK YOU to our Event Sponsors!

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 

Migizi Economic Development Co

Isabella Bank 

Isabella Community Credit Union

Northwestern Mutual 

Union Charter Township, Michigan

2016 Business Banner Sponsors


Central Michigan University

Century 21 - Central Realty & Associates

Child and Family Enrichment

CMU Alumni Relations

CMU McNair Scholars Program


CMU's Leadership Institute

Creative Beginnings

Crestwood Village Assisted Living

Dance Again

Downtown Drugs

Experimental Aircraft Association

Friends of the Broadway

Friends of the Library

GFWC - Mt. Pleasant


Green Acres

Green's Towing & Recovery

Heartland Basket Weavers Guild

Hopewell Ranch

Isabella Community Credit Union

Isabella County Parks

Isabella County Restoration House

Italian Oven

Kids Hope USA

League of Women Voters

MAC TV Network

Main Frame Gallery

Marty's Bar

Max & Emily's

Medilodge of Mt. Pleasant

Motorless Motion

Mt. Pleasant Area Diversity Group

Mt. Pleasant Arera Community Foundation

Mt. Pleasant Convention and Visitors Bureau

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission

Norm's Flower Petal



Salon Blu


Special Olympics of Michigan

St. Germain Antiques

The Coffee Room/Narrativality Coffee

Total Investment Planners, Inc.


Valet Auto Care, Inc.