Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858

The 2015 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, Winn, and Shepherd!  333 banners will be hung by June 1 and will stay up until early November. Banner Books with photos of all 2015 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! 

2014 Banners can be picked up at  Art Reach of Mid Michigan at 111 E. Broadway Mt. Pleasant, MI.

You can also download the 2014 banner book here!

The 2015 Banners are being hung! If you haven't already, stop in and get your free 2015 Banner Book at Art Reach on Broadway!

2015 Festival Regulations

Submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The banners will go up in mid May 2015, and fly on downtown street poles in Mt. Pleasant, Shepherd, Winn and on Pickard Street in Union Township until November 2015, creating a colorful and incredibly unique public art exhibit!

Adult artists paid $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 2015. 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

2015 Business Sponsors

Big Apple Bagles

Keith Bever, DDS

The Bird

Buckley's Canoes

CMU Alumni Relations

CMU McNair Scholars Program


CMU University Communications

Century 21 Bowerman/Peake

Christian Counseling of Mid Michigan

Commercial Bank

Creative Beginnings East

Creative Beginnings West

Crestwood Village

GFWC Mt. Pleasant Inc.

Ginkgo Tree Inn

Green Acres

Green's Towing and Recovery

Heartland Basket Weavers Guild

Hopewell Ranch

Isabella Child Development Center

Isabella Community Credit Union

Isabella County Parks

Italian Oven

Kids Hope USA

Kula Yoga Outreach

MAC TV Network

Main Frame Gallery

Maplewood of Mt. Pleasant Assisted Living

Marty's Bar

Max & Emily's

McLaren Central Michigan

Mt. Pleasant Area Diversity Group

Mt. Pleasant Are Community Foundation

Mt. Pleasant Lions

Pisanello's Pizza

Pixie Restaurant

Rotary-Mt. Pleasant

Salon Blu

Special Olympics of Michigan

Students for Autism Volunteering and Education

Total Investment Planners Inc.


Upper Cut Salon

Women's Initiative

Judy Wybenga, DDA