Youth Art Display
Calling all School Art Departments!
One of the main goals established by event founder, Blair M. Bowman, owner and operator of the Suburban Collection Showplace, is to encourage the participation of young students interested in the arts at all grade levels; a project we have labeled Generation Next. The intent is to provide a venue for students to display their work and to teach them an appreciation for the operations of a fine art show by offering the opportunity to interact with members of the art community.
The first Great Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair took place in April 2009, and the Generation Next project was launched with great success! The Generation Next project displayed numerous student art works throughout the show floor for patrons and fellow artists to enjoy for the duration of the show. It was the first step taken by the Great Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair to add a venue for the art community to celebrate young artists.
Previous Participating Schools:
County Oaks Elementary
Immanuel Lutheran Grade School
MacArthur K-8 University Academy
Page Middle School
Three Fires Elementary
Spring Mills Elementary
Southfield Regional Academic
Novi High School
South Lyon High School
Your School and the Great Lakes Art Fair…
The Great Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair will be expanding the Generation Next program for our event, at Suburban Collection Showplace. We are again reaching out to the art departments within local schools to participate in this great project. Participation can occur on numerous levels that require little to no resources from the schools themselves.
Art Display: Each school may supply 10 pieces of student art work to be displayed throughout the show floor for the duration of the Great Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair weekend. All students will receive a certificate of achievement for participating in the event as well as 2 free entry tickets per student. The schools will be asked to deliver and pick-up the art work to and from the Suburban Collection Showplace, but would not be required to set-up the displays or be present during the event. We simply request that all artwork be matted, not framed if possible.
Student Participation: Art Departments may also choose to have a deeper level of participation in the Great Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair by utilizing the event as an educational tool. Schools may allow students to interact with participating artists and other professionals from the art community through possible volunteer work during the event. Those interested in offering students this opportunity should contact the show organizers directly to discuss.
If an art department or district is interested in participating, contact should contact us at (248) 348-5600 ext. 208. or by email info@GreatLakesArtFair.com