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 August 2015

Community Wide Event

Art Walk Central 2015

August 1 – 19, 2015

University Art Gallery, Art Reach of Mid Michigan and various other venues in and around downtown Mt. Pleasant, MI

Art Walk Central is an art competition and an art infusion during the month of August! Organized by Art Reach of Mid Michigan and sponsored in part by the City of Mt. Pleasant and CMU, the Mt. Pleasant community hosts over 100 artist works that are eligible to win over $20,000 in prizes. Voting runs August 1-18, 2015.  Your votes will determine the People's Choice award!

In addition to the art competition, Art Walk Central fills the month of August with art and cultural events for people of all ages.  Whether you choose to learn about chalk art, join us painting the streets downtown, attend any of our artist talks, learn to paint plein air, attend a Max & Emily's Summer Concert, enjoy Movies by Moonlight at City Hall, or participate in any of the other exciting Art Walk Central events, you can be assured that you'll be inspired to do something artistic this summer!  For a complete activity schedule and further voting information, please visit the Art Reach of Mid Michigan website at

Movies by Moonlight – Mt. Pleasant City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:30 p.m./Dusk
Sponsored by Mercantile Bank

The Lego Movie
Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:30 p.m./Dusk
Sponsored by Neighborhood Resource Unit

6:00 p.m. enjoy demonstrations, games, car seat safety checks and completion of child identification kits.  Hosted by area law enforcement agencies.

Singin' in the Rain
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:30 p.m./Dusk
Sponsored by Mercantile Bank

All movies are being brought to you by City of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Bank, Max & Emily's and CMU's College of Communication and Fine Arts.  Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and invite family and friends to these free movies.


Art and Design

Mike Volker Display
July 25 – September 5, 2015
Isabella Bank, 139 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI

CMU Art and Design professor Volker's display will also be a part of the Art Walk Central 2015 competition.


Magnum Exhibit
Work by John H. Clarke
July 25 – October 11, 2015
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

Art & Design professor Clark's piece was one of 50 selected to be displayed out of over 1,490 submissions for the 33rd Arizona Biennial.  Irene Hofmann, Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa
Fe, New Mexico chose this year's selections.  For further information contact John Clarke at or visit


Art Walk Central 2015
August 1 – 22, 2015
University Art Gallery

Artist Talk:  Wednesday, August 12, 2015 3:00 p.m., Park Library Auditorium; Reception to follow at University Art Gallery

University Art Gallery is one of twenty-five venues throughout the Mt. Pleasant Community and the largest venue for Art Walk Central featuring the works of 26 artists from across Michigan.

Gallery hours:  Monday – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Chippewa Marching Band
Pre-Season Performance
Sunday, August 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Kelly Shorts Stadium