Arts Alive Seeks Artists for ‘Holiday Leftovers’ Gallery Show

COLDWATER – From empty cranberry cans to scraps of Christmas wrapping paper, the next exhibit by Arts Alive in the Tibbits Art Gallery invites artists of all ages to submit artwork inspired by the theme “Holiday Leftovers”.

The exhibit runs November 15 through the end of 2021 at Tibbits Opera House. 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. “Holiday Leftovers” is totally up to the artist to interpret the theme as he/she sees fit.

Tibbits Operations Director Stephanie Burdick said, “I think this show really lends itself to different medium and creative uses of materials. I would love to see more sculptures and 3-D works.” After the response to the Kids’ Art Rocks! contest, she also added, “I hope more students enter their work in our themed gallery shows like ‘Holiday Leftovers.’ These art shows aren’t just for the adults.”

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top artists based on audience votes.  Artists can 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 November 15 at 4:30 pm.

The art gallery currently features the Arts Alive exhibit “All that Glitters is Gold,” which will hang through October. It is open one hour before and during all performances as well as by appointment in advance weekdays from 9-5. There is no admission charge for the gallery and visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite artwork.

The gallery shows rotate approximately every six weeks. Plans are being made for the 2022 gallery shows.

For dates and details of these exhibits, or to become involved in Arts Alive, call Steph at Tibbits at 517-278-6029, email or visit the Arts Alive Facebook page at