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.
*ATTENTION BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS:
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!
THANK YOU to our Event Sponsors!
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Migizi Economic Development Co
Isabella Community Credit Union
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
Crestwood Village Assisted Living
Experimental Aircraft Association
Friends of the Broadway
Friends of the Library
GFWC - Mt. Pleasant
Green's Towing & Recovery
Heartland Basket Weavers Guild
Isabella Community Credit Union
Isabella County Parks
Isabella County Restoration House
Kids Hope USA
League of Women Voters
MAC TV Network
Main Frame Gallery
Max & Emily's
Medilodge of Mt. Pleasant
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
Special Olympics of Michigan
St. Germain Antiques
The Coffee Room/Narrativality Coffee
Total Investment Planners, Inc.
Valet Auto Care, Inc.
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