Each year, Berrien RESA, The Box Factory for the Arts, and Krasl Art Center work together to present two amazing community art exhibitions, one for elementary students and one for middle school and high school students. These art shows allow local students from Cass, Berrien and Van Buren Counties to exhibit their artwork in a professional venue and have it viewed by hundreds of people in our communities. 

A call to artists is sent to area schools for exhibitions that take place March – April each year.  Exhibitions are presented at the Box Factory for the Arts and online.


The Elementary Art Exhibition and Middle & High School Art Exhibitions are coming soon! These exhibitions provide important opportunities for school children from Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties to exhibit their artwork at The Box Factory for the Arts through Spring of 2021. The community is invited to celebrate the creativity of the region’s young artists by viewing these exhibitions online and in-person, when available. The 2021 Community Art Exhibitions are proudly presented by Krasl Art Center (KAC) in partnership with the Berrien Regional Education Services Agency (RESA) and the Box Factory for the Arts.

Each year, these partners work together to present these two amazing student art shows. These exhibitions allow local students to display their artwork in a professional venue and have it viewed by hundreds of community members and visitors. While social gatherings are paused, enjoy the online gallery of artwork and visit the Best In Show exhibition at the Box Factory for the Arts. For more information on these exhibitions, email

Multiple juried awards are presented during these exhibitions: The Elementary Exhibition features awards in the following categories: 2D & 3D (1st Place and 2nd Place) and the Jan Stevens Family Memory Award ($75 cash award in 2D, 3D, & Video). The Middle and High School Exhibition features awards in 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place in 2D, 3D, and Video. Sponsor awards include the Sarah E. Cayo Memorial Art Award ($500 cash award), the Box Factory for the Arts Emerging Artist Award ($500 cash award to a senior pursuing the arts in college). Both exhibitions award the Berrien RESA Scholarship Awards ($50 art scholarships for 1 student per school). All Award winners will be featured in the Best In Show exhibitions and all 2D artworks are professionally framed courtesy of Papachi International Custom Framing.

Award winners will be posted in the Online Exhibition after the Online Reception.

The 2021 Community Art Exhibition is sponsored by Kruggel Lawton CPA’s & Paul & Dorothy Cayo. Additional support provided by Janet & Thom Gourley in memory of Duane Donohue, and Pepsi Bottling Company. Framing provided by Papachi International Custom Framing.


Full Online 2021 Exhibition: Monday, March 1 –

2021 Best in Show Exhibition at the Box Factory Center for the Arts: Friday, March 19, 2021 – Sunday, April 25, 2021. 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • Virtual Reception:
  • Thursday, March 25, 6 PM 
    Free – Live  on YouTube:
  • 6 PM – Elementary Ceremony
    6:30 PM – Middle and High School Ceremony