Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858

The 2017 Festival of Banners


Banners Available to Artists:

March 11 at Jameson Hall

Community Paint Days (2017) 

March 11, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

March 14-16, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

March 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

March 20-23, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

March 25, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Finished Banners due to Art Reach:

April 21, 2017

Hang banners May 2017

Take down banners November 2017

Pick up banners Last Week of November 2017

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!  The banners will be hung in May, 2017 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! 

2016 Banners can be picked up at  Art Reach of Mid Michigan at 111 E. Broadway Mt. Pleasant, MI.

You can also download the 2016 banner book here!

2017 Festival Regulations

Submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Submission deadline is February 13, 2017. The banners will be hung in mid May 2017, and fly on downtown street poles in Mt. Pleasant, Shepherd, and on Pickard Street in Union Township until November 2017, 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 201. 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. 

Linda Morey
John & Ann Jensen
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 

 Charter Township of Union, Michigan

2017 Business Banner Sponsors

American Mitsuba
Buckley's Canoes
Central Michigan University Alumni
Century 21 Central Reality 
Chippewa Valley Audubon Club
Creative Beginnings
Downtown Drugs
 Experiment Aircraft Assoc.
GFWC Mount Pleasant, Inc.
Green's Towing and Recovery
Hope Network
Hopewell Ranch
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Isabella Community Credit Union
Isabella County Parks and Rec.
Isabella County Restoration House
Kids Hope
League of Women Voters
Mac TV Network 
Marty's Bar
Max and Emily's
McNair Scholars Program
Mid Michigan Art and Design
Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation
Mt. Pleasant Lions Club
Narrativality Coffee Roaster
Redbloom Yoga
Special Olympics Michigan
Total Investment Planners, Inc. 
Valet Auto Care, Inc.