MT. PLEASANT — Art Reach of Mid Michigan will again host the colorful Festival of Banners which will feature brightly painted banners on light poles in downtown Mt. Pleasant, Shepherd, Winn and in Union Township on Pickard Street from June through November 2013.
Student artists participating through local schools will paint approximately half of the 333 banners this year, and the other half of the 333 banners will be painted by community members who submit designs. Entry deadline for banner submissions is February 15, 2013. Banners are available to artists of all ages and skill levels.
The Banner Festival Committee will sponsor public “paint days” for artists to complete their paintings. Paint days will be held at Jameson Park in Mt. Pleasant. Paint will be provided.
People interested in submitting a design may pick up an entry form at Art Reach or online at www.artreachcenter.org on January 3, 2013. All banner designs become property of the Festival of Banners.
The Signature Sponsors for this community public art event is Union Township. Event sponsors are: The City of Mt. Pleasant, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Isabella Bank, Firstbank, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Isabella Community Credit Union.
For more information on banner art and the Festival of Banners visit www.artreachcenter.org. or call Art Reach at (989) 773-3689.