Art Walk Central is an event created in 2012. It is an art competition aimed at public engagement and it will take place in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan from August 7-28, 2013. Public spaces in Mt. Pleasant (including parks and town center), downtown Mt. Pleasant merchants and local business owners will serve as venues for this competition. Cash awards will be awarded for both youth and adults in two categories: Best Juried Piece Award and People’s Choice Award. Art Walk Central judges will select the Best Juried Piece Awards and the public will vote for the People’s Choice Awards.
Venue Registration: March 8 - March 28
Artist Registration: April 1 - May 3
Artist/Venue Matching: May 6 - May 31
Art Walk Central is open to artists ages 12 and up. The youth category will include artists aged 12-17. The adult category will include artists aged 18 and over.
Yes! Prize money will be awarded as follows:
|Sponsored by CMU College of Communication and Fine Arts|
|Adult Best Juried Piece Award – 1st Place:||$5,000|
|Adult Best Juried Piece Award – 2nd Place:||$3,000|
|Adult Best Juried Piece Award – 3rd Place:||$2,000|
|Sponsored by Firstbank|
|Adult People’s Choice Award – 1st Place:||$4,000|
|Adult People’s Choice Award – 2nd Place:||$2,000|
|Adult People’s Choice Award – 3rd Place:||$1,000|
|Sponsored by Rotary - Mt. Pleasant|
|Youth Best Juried Piece Award – 1st Place:||$1,000|
|Youth Best Juried Piece Award – 2nd Place:||$750|
|Youth Best Juried Piece Award – 3rd Place:||$250|
|Youth People’s Choice Award – 1st Place:||$750|
|Youth People’s Choice Award – 2nd Place:||$500|
|Youth People’s Choice Award – 3rd Place:||$250|
Throughout the competition, public viewers will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite performances or pieces of art. Voting will take place via computer or text messaging and will be secure so that each person may vote for each artist only one time. The three entries receiving the most public votes will win the People’s Choice Awards.
In addition, an independent art juror (or jurors) will select pieces to be considered for the best “juried” entry. The jurors will select a first, second and third place winner of this award which will be called the Best Juried Piece Award.
The same piece may be awarded both the People’s Choice and the Best Juried Piece Award prizes if it is selected by both the jurors and the public.
All media will be accepted. All types of performance art will also be eligible as entries in this competition.
Venues will be invited to register for Art Walk Central via www.artwalkcentral.com. Venue registration will begin on March 8, 2013 and conclude on March 29, 2013.
Artist Registration takes place from April 1 through May 3, 2013.
Yes. The registration fee for Artists is $35. You may pay this by credit card or PayPal.
Registered artists will be given the names and contact information of participating venues via www.artwalkcentral.com. Venues will list dimensions of available display and/or performance spaces. Artists will be responsible for contacting participating venues to secure display/performance space for their art.
Artists are responsible for installation and striking of their art work. Installation must be complete by Saturday, August 3, 2013. De-installing must be complete by Wednesday, September 11, 2013. All art work must remain at the venue from August 7 through August 28, 2013.
Contact Art Reach of Mid Michigan for more information. 989.773.3689, or via email to email@example.com