COLDWATER –Kids’ Art Rocks at Tibbits will this year add cash prizes to its list of benefits for local student artists.
Students are encouraged to submit their artwork for the annual show and contest to be displayed at the Tibbits Opera House Art Gallery starting in May. In addition to cash prizes, winners will have their artwork framed and displayed in local businesses.
Kids’ Art Rocks has recognized 192 pieces of student art since the program’s inception. Organizers expanded the program last year by moving to an open submission of artwork. There is no cost to enter and students may submit one piece. Artwork should be flat or on canvas, must be unframed and also be appropriate to hang in businesses.
All artwork will be presented in an exhibit in Tibbits Art Gallery for the community to enjoy. The exhibit will be juried and pieces chosen for the final exhibit will be professionally framed and entered into the art lease program for businesses to sponsor and display for one year.
All student artwork, whether chosen for the final exhibit or not, will be featured at an artist reception on May 10 at 6pm at Tibbits. Students who attend the reception will be entered into a drawing to win art supplies. Additionally, cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show from those chosen for the year-long lease. Business representatives who attend the reception will be given first choice of lease options. To be included in this art show, artwork should be dropped off at Tibbits Administration Office, 93 W. Chicago St. by March 29 at 4:30 pm. There will be a short entry form to fill out for each artist. For questions or more information, call Steph at Tibbits at 517-278-6029, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Arts Alive facebook page at www.facebook.com/Arts-Alive-Coldwater.