Howell Art Walk Winners To Be Unveiled Friday

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)

Kid Rock's 'Made in Detroit' brand has new authorized dealer in downtown Howell

Kid Rock's 'Made in Detroit' brand has new authorized dealer in downtown Howell

A downtown Howell shop is a newly authorized dealer of Michigan rocker Kid Rock's Made in Detroit brand apparel and other gear. Heart of Michigan has begun selling Made in Detroit shirts, glassware, stickers and other products. The Michigan-made products shop, at 203 W. Grand River Ave., is now the only authorized dealer of the brand in Howell and one of two in Livingston County.

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Howel Art Project - An amazing gift to the community

Howel Art Project - An amazing gift to the community

“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.

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Howell ready to 'Rock The Block' with summer concert, food series

Howell ready to 'Rock The Block' with summer concert, food series

A big change implemented last year went well, Howell Main Street Inc. Chief Operating Officer and Howell Downtown Development Authority Director Cathleen Edgerly said. 

Instead of several bands performing inside or outside downtown businesses, the festival will be held entirely at two larger outdoor stages.

Music performances will be held on the 100 block of S. Center Street and the 100 block of N. Walnut Street

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Muralists to paint downtown Howell buildings during Howell Art Project week

Muralists to paint downtown Howell buildings during Howell Art Project week

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.

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Newly Revamped Howell Art Project To Take Over Downtown

Newly Revamped Howell Art Project To Take Over Downtown

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. 

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