The public is welcome to attend the cake and punch reception as Kids’ Art Rocks recognizes young artists Friday, May 10 at 6pm.
All artwork submitted for the contest will be presented in an exhibit in Tibbits Art Gallery for the community to enjoy from now until July. The exhibit was then juried and 17 pieces were chosen to be professionally framed and entered into the art lease program for businesses to sponsor and display for one year.
Those who attend the reception at 6pm will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pieces chosen for the lease program. Artists chosen for the lease program whose pieces have the most votes will be awarded with cash prizes for Best of Show. Students who attend the reception whose work was not chosen for the lease program will be entered into a drawing to win art supplies.
A key part of the Kids’ Art Rocks program is the continual recognition the artists receive by having their art displayed in the community. Businesses and professionals can participate in the lease program with a donation of $80 per piece. This fee offsets the costs of the framing. Business representatives who attend the reception will be given first choice of lease options. At 7pm, winners of the Best of Show prizes and art supplies will be drawn.
The reception will take place in the lower level of the Tibbits Opera House, located at 14 S. Hanchett in Coldwater. For more information, call 517-278-6029.