Art Reach of Mid Michigan

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

Register to vote now! Voting ends 5 pm August 28, 2018!

2018 Art Walk Central

July 30, 2018
Artists must have their pieces installed at their venue by 5 pm July 30, 2018. Artists should contact their venue to schedule an installation date and time.

August 6, 2018
Art Walk Central 2018 (and voting!) officially begins!

August 9, 2018
This year’s Artists Battle and Meet and Greet will be held from 5-7 pm Thursday, August 9 at Town Center in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Registration final deadline is 5 pm Tuesday, Aug. 7.

August 28, 2018
Voting for Art Walk Central's People's Choice will close at 5 pm. 

August 29, 2018
Winners of the People's Choice and the Judges Awards will be announced at the Art Reach Auction for the Arts at 7 pm at the Soaring Eagle Casino. Art Walk Central artists may purchase one ticket at a reduced price of $30 for the event.

AWC Artist Critiques

15 minute time slots are available to AWC artists to meet with one of our two judges on August 14th between 1p and 4p.  Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please contact Kim at 989-773-3689 or [email protected] to check for availability.

Tell Your Story

What happens when you know your art is good but you can’t seem to get more people to notice or buy? Trying harder leads to burnout and spending more on advertising. After all, doesn’t the work speak for itself?

Often the answer is no. The answer lies elsewhere. It’s your story and the story of your artwork. Most of us tell the “outside” story, such as details of our work. The real story lies within and expresses your deepest values and hopes.

This story touches on the lasting, visionary quality of greatness we all carry. It is this story that will motivate, inspire and attract the right customers to you.

Join story coach, Sheila Carroll, as she walks you through the many ways you can use your personal story to build trust and authenticity. She will show you how to:

 

  • Use storytelling marketing basics
  • Share your creative routine 
  • Invite people into your process
  • Tell your story in different ways on multiple mediums

 

Art Reach’s “Tell Your Story” workshop will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Lunch served at 11:45 am. Program runs from noon to 1 pm in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

 

Cost is $5 or free for Art Walk Central artists. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required no later than 5 pm Tuesday, August 21.

Sheila Carroll runs a speaking and coaching business, Story Rising, conducts presentations and facilitates business retreats on how story can create a competitive advantage in business development.

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Cost is $5 (non-AWC artists)

Art Walk Central 2018 Events

Judges Roundtable

7-9 pm Tuesday, August 14

Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach


This year’s AWC judges are Rebekah Modrak from Stamps School of Art and Design at University of Michigan and Henry Matthews, Director of Galleries and Collections at Grand Valley State University. The judges will discuss their top 10 Adult and top 5 Youth selections, in no particular order, as well as answer questions from attendees. Attendance is open to the public and encouraged for Art Walk Central artists.

Chalk Art

Workshop 

6-7:30 pm Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach


Installation

Thursday-Saturday August 16-18

Downtown Mt. Pleasant


Pieces must be complete by 3 pm Saturday for judging to begin.

First, second and third places will be awarded. Cost is $25 and includes workshop, chalk pastels and sidewalk square.

Thrilling Thursday
Supersoaker Festivus

Max & Emily’s
Summer Concert Series

6-8 pm Thursday, August 16


In conjunction with the City of Mt. Pleasant’s Supersoaker Festivus – a large community water fight – Art Reach will provide water-related arts and crafts, and CMU Play on the Way will have a truck of water games and activities Thursday, August 16 at Island Park, 331 N. Main St. in Mt Pleasant.

Thursday, August 16

Local Opener at 6 pm

Ragbirds take the stage at 7 pm

Downtown Mt. Pleasant

Bring lawn chairs seating is in the street on the corner of Broadway and University.

The free event is sponsored Max and Emily’s, Isabella Bank, Downtown Mt. Pleasant, and Central Michigan University.

Free Gaming Workshops

1-4 pm August 15-17

Noon-3 pm August 18

Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111. Broadway in Mt. Pleasant


Central Michigan University’s Rollie Denison Visiting Scholar Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée will lead free gaming workshops for 12-18 year olds on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday August 15-17 and an Intergenerational Workshop on Saturday, August 18. Get hands on experience with sovereign game design as an approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math informal learning by paper prototyping games themed around water. Participants will play with typical game prototyping materials such as paper, pens, cardstock, sticky notes, and wooden tokens, as well as uniquely Indigenous inspired materials including leather, beads and copper, in honor of water teachings.


Games can be playable card games, board games, or story games, or mockups for digital games such as mobile games or video games. By actively engaging in the process of game design, you will both generate ideas for water games which you are welcome to develop further as well as gain insights about how to run your own informal game design learning to engage community members—particularly youth—in STEAM, with an emphasis on Indigenous ways of knowing regarding science.

Kids and Culture

10 am to noon Saturday, August 18

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum, 5093 E. Remus Road, Mt Pleasant

The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum will be exploring Sweden! There will be a scavenger hunt and a Swedish-themed craft!

Free & Open to the public.

"Coco"

City of Mt. Pleasant’s Movies by Moonlight – Made possible by Isabella Bank – presents “Coco”

8:30 p.m./Dusk Saturday, August 18

Mt. Pleasant City Hall, 320 W. Broadway

Free & Open to the public


Art Reach will provide children with an opportunity to create a make-n-take craft from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Paris Paint Night

5:30-7:30 pm Tuesday, August 21

Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway in Mt. Pleasant.

Bring a friend and a little creativity- we will provide supplies, and step-by-step instruction for you to create your own masterpiece. Instructor Barbara Plezia will guide you through this Paris-themed painting to get you in the spirit of our “A Night in Paris” 2018 Auction for the Arts on August 29!

Open to ages 12 to adult.

Cost is $35 ($30 for members) or reserve two spaces for $55! 

International Art &
Culture Expo

5 to 7 pm on Thursday, August 23

Mt. Pleasant Town Center

International Art & Culture Expo will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Town Center from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, August 23. Highlights will include examples and demonstrations of different art throughout the world.

Max & Emily’s
Summer Concert Series

Saturday, August 25

Local Opener at 6 pm

Jeff Daniels and The Ben Daniels Band take the stage at 7 pm

Downtown Mt. Pleasant

Bring lawn chairs seating is in the street on the corner of Broadway and University.

The free event is sponsored Max and Emily’s, Isabella Bank, Downtown Mt. Pleasant, and Central Michigan University.

“Jumanji:
Welcome to the Jungle”

City of Mt. Pleasant’s Movies by Moonlight – Made possible by Isabella Bank - presents “Jumanji- Welcome to the Jungle”

8:30 p.m./Dusk Saturday, August 25

Mt. Pleasant City Hall, 320 W. Broadway

Free & Open to the public


Art Reach will provide children with an opportunity to create a make-n-take craft from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Auction for the Arts Auction

5:30 pm Wednesday, August 29

Soaring Casino & Resort


Our largest fundraiser of the year brings community and artists together in support of the arts! This event serves as the Grand Finale for Art Walk Central, as all the winning artists are announced here.

Tickets available at Art Reach of Mid Michigan or online

Tickets are $70 or $60 (members). Reserve a table of 8 for $600.

AWC Artists Tickets are $30


Supporters

Audrey Featheringham

John & Ann Jensen

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