The Middle School Art Challenge, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by the Clinton County Arts Council and is open to all of the county’s middle schools on an annual basis. Participating in 2016 are schools from Bath, DeWitt, Fowler, and Pewamo/Westphalia. The challenge this year was for a team of middle school art students at each participating school to create four posters symbolizing America.
The posters from each school were judged as a group, with first- through fourth- place awards being determined, based on their artistic content, creativity, design and clarity of message.
Throughout the summer, prints of the posters will be displayed at Bath Days, the DeWitt Ox Roast, the Most Holy Trinity Parish Festival in Fowler, the Pewamo Block Party and the St. Johns Mint Festival. The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite set of posters at the festivals as well as online. At the end of September the results of the on-site and on-line voting will be combined to determine the People’s Choice Award. The awards consist of monetary gifts to support the art programs at the winning middle schools. Funding for the Art Challenge is made possible by from support from local businesses, organizations and Arts Council members.
Sunday, July 31, Noon – 3:00 PM, Fowler
Most Holy Trinity Parish Festival, in the parking lot: 545 N Maple St, Fowler, MI 48835
Saturday, August 6, Noon – 3 PM, Bath
James Couzens Park, Main St. Bath, MI
Saturday, August 13, noon - 3 PM, St. Johns
Mint Festival in the St. Johns City Park; the table will also include info on the mural project.
Saturday, August 20, 11 am– 2 PM, DeWitt
DeWitt Ox Roast, setting up in Riverside Park, near the car show
Saturday, September 10, 5:30 – 8:00 PM, Pewamo
The Pewamo Block Party, in its 6th year, is held on Main Street and Sesquicentennial Park