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!
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.
*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!
2015 Business Sponsors
Big Apple Bagles
Keith Bever, DDS
CMU Alumni Relations
CMU McNair Scholars Program
CMU University Communications
Century 21 Bowerman/Peake
Christian Counseling of Mid Michigan
Creative Beginnings East
Creative Beginnings West
GFWC Mt. Pleasant Inc.
Ginkgo Tree Inn
Green's Towing and Recovery
Heartland Basket Weavers Guild
Isabella Child Development Center
Isabella Community Credit Union
Isabella County Parks
Kids Hope USA
Kula Yoga Outreach
MAC TV Network
Main Frame Gallery
Maplewood of Mt. Pleasant Assisted Living
Max & Emily's
McLaren Central Michigan
Mt. Pleasant Area Diversity Group
Mt. Pleasant Are Community Foundation
Mt. Pleasant Lions
Special Olympics of Michigan
Students for Autism Volunteering and Education
Total Investment Planners Inc.
Upper Cut Salon
Judy Wybenga, DDA
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