Call to Artists: Holland, the Beauty's in the Detail Public Art Project
As with past banner projects, we are asking artists to create artwork for banners that will adorn downtown, Holland. Because we are photographing your art and reproducing it LARGE on vinyl banners, your art can be any two-dimensional medium. The banners will be displayed on light poles in downtown from May –through October for the next several years.
As artists you see the world around you differently and we want you to show us Holland–up close–through your unique perspective. A Holland that is mysterious, enigmatic, undiscovered! We are looking for graphically bold and vibrant images of the details that often go unseen. These details can be in nature, in architecture, in iconic places or little-known corners.
We are setting our parameters wide but have a few guidelines for acceptability. Follow this link for submission details.
Pumpkinfest Avenue Art
The Zeeland Pumpkinfest is a celebration of community, family and fun fall activities! 2016 marks the 32nd year for Pumpkinfest. The two-day event will feature a number of free and low-cost events, including their partnership with the Holland Area Arts Council that brings a community art centered project known as Avenue Art.
You can express your creative talents in Avenue Art -- everyone is welcome! Professional artists, families, church groups, schools and organizations are all welcome.
Design your artwork around a 6-foot aluminum structure (provided by Pumpkinfest, use your $50 stipend and create something original that captures the theme.
Watch for more information on Pumpkinfest 2017!
Public Art Projects
Part of the Holland Area Arts Council’s role in the community is to oversee public art projects. These initiatives give artists an opportunity to display their talents and creativity while drawing the public into a lively and robust conversation about the arts.