COLDWATER – From flapper dresses and prohibition of the 1920s; to poodle skirts, drive-ins and diners of the 1950s; to the psychedelic, grooviness and even wartime routines of the 1960s and 1970s; Arts Alive invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit their interpretations of “Decades” in their upcoming themed gallery show which will be displayed at Tibbits Opera House June through August.
While the gallery theme is “Decades,” it is up to the artist to interpret exactly what the phrase means to them.
Arts Alive member Deb Thenen said, “We are looking forward to seeing how each artist interprets the theme of “Decades.” The possibilities are truly endless and open the door for media of any kind from sculpture, jewelry, clay, painting and beyond. We love to see the variety of styles of our participating artists. If you have never participated before this would be a great way to submerge yourself into another time period and dip your foot into the world of art.”
Artists may submit up to three pieces at $5 per submission. Paintings, photographs or drawings should be ready to hang using hanging wire. Sculpture or other mediums are accepted and encouraged as well. Prizes will be awarded to the top artists based on audience votes. Artists may also sell their work on commission.
To be included in this art show, artists should drop off all pieces at Tibbits’ Administration Office at 93 W. Chicago St before 5pm Monday, June 26. “Decades” will be displayed through Monday, August 14 in the lower level art gallery at the historic Tibbits Opera House, located at 14 S. Hanchett St. in Coldwater MI.
The art gallery currently features the “Kids’ Art Rocks!” student art exhibit which may be viewed during events at Tibbits and by appointment. There is no admission charge for the gallery and visitors are encouraged to vote for Best of Show.
The gallery shows rotate approximately every eight weeks. The final 2023 exhibits include “Cardboard Creations” and “Miniatures”. For additional details of these exhibits, or to become involved in Arts Alive, call Matt Biolchini at Tibbits at 517-278-6029 or visit the Arts Alive Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Arts-Alive-Coldwater.