Often referred to as the “Homecoming for the Creative Kids”, these long-running exhibitions are a place to celebrate our communities’ young creatives. Being inquisitive, a problem solver, collaborative, and a critical thinker are some of the benefits young people have when engaged in the arts. This exhibition is an opportunity to shine a light on these young artists.
A call to artists is sent to Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties area schools (whether home, private, or public) for exhibitions that take place in March and April each year. Exhibitions are presented at the Box Factory for the Arts.
Artwork: 2022 Emerging Artist Lucia Gianni, Finally Blooming. Lakeshore High School.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | FRIDAY, MARCH 10 – SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023
In-person Reception & Award Ceremony: Thursday, March 16, 6 – 8 pm
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL | FRIDAY, APRIL 7 – SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023
In-person Reception & Award Ceremony: Thursday, April 20, 6 – 8 pm
BOX FACTORY FOR THE ARTS OPEN HOURS | THURSDAYS – SUNDAYS, 12 – 4 pm;
Extended hours until 6 pm on Thursdays.
The Elementary Exhibition features awards in the following categories: 2D, 3D, & Video (1st and 2nd Place), plus a $50 Collaborative Award, and the Jan Stevens Family Memory Award ($50 cash award in 2D, 3D, Video, & Digital).
The Middle & High School Exhibition awards 1st & 2nd place in 2D, 3D, & Video. Sponsor awards include the Stevens Family Award ($200 cash), the Box Factory for the Arts Emerging Artist Award ($500 cash award), and the Berrien RESA Scholarship Awards ($50 art scholarships for 1 student per school).
First place elementary, middle, and high school 2D works and the Emerging Artist award winners receive custom framing courtesy of Waterfront House of Framing & Fashion.
The 2023 Community Art Exhibition is sponsored by Stonegate Plastic Surgery of Corewell Health with contributions additionally provided by Barrett & Driscoll Pediatrics, Vail Rubber Works, and Pepsi Bottling Group. Framing sponsored by Waterfront Framing & House of Fashion.
Program support additionally provided in part by Michigan Arts and Culture Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Frederick S. Upton Foundation.