Tibbits Art Gallery & Arts Alive

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The Tibbits Art Gallery is located in the lower level of the Tibbits Opera House. Year-round exhibits feature the works of both aspiring and established artists. Art Gallery exhibits are coordinated by Arts Alive, an organization that hosts gallery exhibitions, organizes Art Walks and other art-related community events in Coldwater, MI.

Arts Alive’s goal is to provide an outlet to facilitate education, growth and an appreciation for arts and culture in all forms.


Gallery Exhibitions / CALL FOR WORK

Local and regional artists have the opportunity to submit their artwork for the enjoyment of Tibbits patrons and the wide region from which Tibbits draws. There is a small entry fee for each piece.

Patrons have the opportunity to select their favorite piece during each exhibition. Several artists are awarded a people’s choice awards at the end of each show.  Patrons also have the opportunity to purchase work through the Tibbits box office or Tibbits administration office.

Current & Upcoming Shows:

2019 gallery shows TBA

Gallery RULES:

Artists can interpret each gallery theme in any way they see fit. All ages are welcome to submit artwork.

Enter up to 3 pieces per show at $5 per piece. Pieces must be ready to hang (PLEASE use a hanging wire (due to the nature of our new system with uses large hooks, small nail holes or little tooth hangers on the back of frames DO NOT WORK). Sculptures and all other mediums accepted.

People’s Choice Award given to top 3 artists. You can also sell your work if you want (on commission). Please do not submit artwork that contains nudity. Arts Alive has the right to refuse entries.

Visit the Arts Alive facebook page here for more information and event details.

Community Mural Project:

Designs Wanted for Rotary Splash Pad Mural

EXCITING NEWS! We are teaming up with the Coldwater, Michigan – City Offices with a design contest to create a mural at the Rotary Splash Pad.This is in TWO phases: Phase one is a design contest; phase two the actual painting of the mural itself. Check out the press release for details!

Fiona the Hippo Mural Photo Courtesy of cincinnati.com

SAVE THE DATE!: ARTWALK is Saturday, JULY 20, 2019

Artists, Crafters, and Food Trucks Wanted

Interested in sharing or selling your art or crafts at ArtWalk? JOIN our Facebook group HERE! More info coming soon.

Chalkers JJ & Mackenzie Gauss

Keep in Touch with Arts Alive

Follow us on Facebook for regular posts and meeting reminders.

Interested in joining the group, volunteering, or planning the next community event? E-mail us at ArtsAliveCW@gmail.com