Art Reach of Mid Michigan hosts its annual Art Flair exhibition in downtown Mount Pleasant. Art Flair is a public art display of painted furniture pieces, including Adirondack chairs, benches and more. Local businesses sponsor and host individual pieces from late June to mid-July. They are then auctioned off as a fundraiser to benefit Art Reach children’s programs and class scholarships. Each year, we net over $5,000 to put toward these programs.
2019 Art Flair Voting & Bidding
Silent Auction: Place a bid during the event for your favorite piece by visiting Art Reach of Mid Michigan today! Facebook bidding opens on June 24. Bidding ends at noon Saturday, July 13 on Facebook and 3 pm at Art Reach.
Juried Winners: Pieces will be brought back to Art Reach July 11-13. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in adult and youth categories. Winners will be announced 1 pm on Friday, July 12, at Art Reach.
People’s Choice: Place a vote by visiting Art Reach of Mid Michigan’s Facebook page and Like your favorite piece(s). Voting closes noon on Friday, July 12. People’s choice winners will be announced at 1 pm.
2019 Art Flair Guidelines
Art Reach reserves the right to remove an item from the competition that does not follow the guidelines established by the Art Flair Committee. All items are the property of Art Reach and will be returned to Art Reach/their representative on the schedule established by the Art Flair Committee.
All artwork must be the artist’s original artwork. Trademarked content is NOT allowed. Any entry that infringes upon another’s copyright including but not limited to popular movie, game, and TV characters, trademarked logos, actors, or musicians will be disqualified from the cash prizes. The artwork should be family appropriate content with a broader appeal. Keep in mind that this is a community event and fundraiser.
Both professional and non-professional artists may sign up to participate in the Art Flair competition beginning in March by filling out the form online or at Art Reach.
Artists will be selected by the committee based on a first come, first served basis. Each artist will be allocated only one (1) item unless there is a shortage of artists based on the number of pieces available.
By entering the competition, the artist grants permission to Art Reach to reproduce images of the artwork for publicity and marketing purposes. Artists are responsible for the collection and return of the item to the designated locations on the designated schedule established by the Art Flair Committee.
Embellishments are allowed. Keep in mind the embellishments will need to be weather proofed, using Spar Urethane. Decoupage, stickers, glued items, and marker are not appropriate options.
While alterations may be made, the item that you receive must be the item returned to Art Reach/Host for the competition. Dimensions of the finished piece must be no larger than 34” across on one side and must fit through a doorway.
Artists should understand that the items will be displayed outdoors and must be finished with Spar Urethane.
First, second and third place prizes for the youth and adult categories will be awarded by a jury of community members. A single prize will be awarded for People’s Choice-popular vote.
Judges are selected solely by the Art Flair Committee. There will be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5.
Items will be sold by silent auction at the end of the competition. A paid receipt must be presented to a member of the committee or Art Reach staff to claim an item. Items should be paid and removed as quickly as possible at the conclusion of the event.
Art Reach assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage to the items before, during, or after the event.
Questions can be directed to:
Art Reach of Mid Michigan
111 E. Broadway St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Art Flair is supported by
Coyne Oil & Propane
General Financial Services
Isabella Community Credit Union
J. Smith Asset Holdings
Le Fleur Boutique
Kerr Law Firm, PLLC
KMG Prestige, Inc.
MC Kostrzewa & Co CPAs
Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation
Paul Bigard Real Estate, LLC
Partlo Property Management, LLC
Praedium Realty-Robin Stressman
Dan & Sue Rademacher
Greenwald & BC
John Davis Builders