Creative 360 in Midland is seeking original, imaginative art to be read, performed and displayed as part of the 10th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creativity of Michigan residents who are aged 55 and older. The festival is a juried art exhibit, a talent show and a creative writing competition - all with prizes.
The exhibition opening, performances, written word competition and award announcements will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the Creative 360 gallery, 1517 Bayliss St. There is no charge to attend.
This year, you may enter any work (2D, 3D or photography).
Your 2D art work and photography must be ready to hang and all should be received for adjudication between Monday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 12.
Artists will be notified of acceptance into the show by Tuesday, June 18.
Prizes in this category include: $250 Best in Show; $100 Best 2D; $100 Best 3D; $100 Best Photography. The works will be on exhibit through Aug. 18.
Original poems, short stories and memoir for the Sentimental Journeys writing contest must be received by noon Friday, June 7 via email (strongly preferred) or you may drop off or mail a copy if email is not available. Works must not have been previously published for the public. Luana Russell and Sarah Yoder are jurists.
A $100 prize will be awarded to the first place winner in each of the following categories:
Non-fiction recalling memories and experiences from your past - 1,250 words or less.
Writing that is fictional, created from the imagination of the writer - 1,250 words or less.
Can be rhyming or not. Any length is accepted.
The Senior Moments talent competition will take place at Creative 360 on June 21, and will be judged by a panel of three judges. Winners will be announced after all performances during the opening. Applications must be received by Thursday, June 13. Prizes of gift certificates or packages will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.
More information and application forms for each category is available at www.becreative360.org
The deadline for submissions of
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