This Friday will mark the unveiling of the community final installment of the 2019 Howell Art Project.
For the past five years, Howell Main Street has brought public art to downtown Howell through the Howell Art Project, which this year incorporated the creation of three large-scale murals on buildings, along with work from more than 30 artists, of all ages and skill sets, displayed in downtown Howell and subject to a public voting process. The next chapter will kick off Friday night with an Art Walk & Unveiling Party. Guests will gather at the Howell Opera House for refreshments and a chance to mingle with the artists before attendees walk through downtown Howell to witness the unveiling of the top seven winners, including the People’s Choice Award winner. Tickets to the Art Walk & Unveiling Party are on sale now for $25/person through the link below. Proceeds from ticket sales support Howell Main Street and the Art Project in the years to come.
Meanwhile, the public is invited to participate in a free grand finale on Friday night at 9pm. Called LuminoCity, it’s an all-new illuminated and photographic experience that will take guests on an animated photographic journey of Howell through the years, projected onto the east façade of the historic Livingston County Courthouse. (JK)
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Following the installation of multiple murals created throughout downtown this past May, the public is now being invited to vote for their favorite pieces of art – which will be reproduced, and adorn downtown walls throughout the year.Read More
“Top Floor Apartment,” by Chicago artist Sick Fisher was part of the the 2019 Howell Art Project. The week-long event brought artists, food and fun to Howell’s downtown, while giving birth to four new murals, and crowning Howell’s historic downtown the hippest in Livingston County.
Cathleen Edgerly, Howell Main Street COO and DDA director, couldn’t be happier with the event.
“It was amazing to see how art could further strengthen Howell’s strong sense of community, foster excitement and energy in all ages, while also addressing diversity and acceptance of different styles of art,” Edgerly said.Read More
Howell artist Sara Hemmeke has been busy preparing plywood sheets for an upcoming community mural project.
Hemmeke is one of four artists who will work on murals that will be attached to the sides of buildings across Howell.
"Next week is going to be a big week for art with art happenings all week long downtown," Howell Main Street Inc. Chief Operating Officer and Howell Downtown Development Authority Director Cathleen Edgerly said.
The Howell Art Project will be a series of art events Monday through Saturday.Read More
An annual event that brings art to buildings and public spaces throughout downtown Howell is being revamped and expanded this year.
The Howell Art Project will take place May 13th through the 18th. In years past, Howell Main Street Inc. would put out a call to artists to submit pieces of two-dimensional artwork that could be reproduced and hung on the sides of buildings. It would later culminate with an evening celebration and art walk around town. Chief Operating Officer Cathleen Edgerly tells WHMI with the new weeklong celebration of the arts in May, visitors will see different types of art happening throughout the downtown every single day.