Kids’ Art Rocks! is a program of the Tibbits Foundation that mats and frames student artwork for lease by area businesses for a year. Prior to their lease, artwork hangs in the Tibbits gallery.
Prior to 2018, teachers would submit their best work to this program. In 2018, Arts Alive took over the program and opened it up to allow for submission by anyone completing preschool-12 curriculum. This allows for a broader scope of work from homeschool groups or those attending schools outside of Branch County. All pieces are then judged by a panel of judges and the top pieces are then matted and/or framed along with student bios.
*This contest is open to any student currently in pre-12 curriculum (not limited to any specific state or school; homeschool submissions welcome!)
*Subject matter must be appropriate to hang in businesses
*All artwork must be UNFRAMED
*All artwork must be a MINIMUM of 8″ x 10″
* DUE to Tibbits Admin Offices, 93 W. Chicago by May 17 at 4:30pm. Please fill out the artist bio/permission forms, which are located HERE!
All artwork will be exhibited at Tibbits Art Gallery from June through August 2021 with an artist reception on Aug 16, 2021 from 6-7pm.
Cash prizes & art supply giveaways (must be present at reception to win)
If student’s work is NOT chosen for the lease: Your child’s unframed work will be available for pick up immediately following the artist reception on August 16, or at the Tibbits Admin Office in the following weeks.
If your child’s work is chosen for the lease: Your child’s framed artwork will be available for pick up following the year-long lease at the Tibbits Administrative Office, 93 W. Chicago Street in Coldwater. You will be notified by email or phone as to the specific date the following year when it will be available.