Wayland Main Street to Unveil Art Challenge for Next Year’s Main Street Celebration

Contact: Julia Bouwkamp                                                 For Release on July 13, 2017
Tel.: (888) 417-6653
Email: Julia.bouwkamp@downtownwayland.com
Website: https://downtownwayland.com/

WAYLAND, MI, July 13, 2017

Two talented art students from Wayland Union High School, Shannon Elliot and Metzli Cruz, are busy putting the finishing touches on life size wire and paper mache statues of the Roman and Greek Goddesses Minerva and Athena for exhibition at this year’s Wayland Main Street Celebration. This exhibit will serve as the inaugural presentation and kick-off for next year’s Minerva and  Athena Goddesses of the Arts Art Challenge.

This unique art event will be open to community groups, organizations and individuals who would like to enter the competition and compete for prizes. All ages and all levels of talent will be welcome to enter next year’s 2018 Art Challenge. Main Street hopes to recruit a minimum of ten teams for the Art Challenge which will award cash prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries. More information and a short survey will be available at the exhibit.  Wayland Main Street hopes to make the Art Challenge an annual event and welcomes comments and input from the community.

The Art Challenge exhibit will be housed in the Jayda Gale Distillery, 152 S. Main Street  in downtown Wayland during the Main Street Celebration on Saturday July 15, 2017 from 12 until 6 pm. Shannon and Metzli, will be there to answer questions and help recruit teams for the 2018  Art Challenge. They have put together a short slide show which chronicles their process and progress they each recorded during the construction of the models. The young artists are also students of the antiquities and have been encouraged to share information about the goddesses with the community during the exhibit. It was their interest in ancient history that drew them to the challenge of creating the models for the exhibition.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact the Wayland Main Street Office at (888) 417-6653, or email julia.bouwkamp@downtownwayland.com