Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858
989.773.3689* www.artreachcenter.org

The 2015 Festival of Banners

The 2015 theme for the Festival of Banners is "Art is in the Air"


Be sure to check out the new paint days as they have changed from the original posting! See you and your creativity at paint days!

Every year 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 be hung on light posts lining Pickard St, Downtown Mt. Pleasant, Winn, and Shepherd!

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

The Paint Days for 2015 have been moved to these dates:

March 24-27: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

March 28: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

March 30-April 2: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

April 7-9: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.


Banners must be complete by: 

April 24, 2015

All Paint Days take place at Jameson Park Hall just pass the intersection of Pickard and Isabella heading East on the left hand side.

The 2014 Festival of Banners is finished! The banners that were hanging in Shepherd, Winn, and Mt. Pleasant have been taken down and returned to Art Reach of Mid Michigan at 111 E. Broadway Mt. Pleasant, MI.


Don't forget to pick up your 2014 banner and a banner book at Art Reach - available now!


You can also download the 2014 banner book here!

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!