Calling All Makers, Artists, Creators and Art Appreciators to Arti Gras 2019

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 11/27/2018 - 13:09

Calling All Creators, Makers, Artists and Art Appreciators!

Arti Gras 2019 is under way and here is what's happening.

Arti Gras is Salt Valley Arts’ annual community event with a creative art twist.  Arti Gras 2019 -Inspired Landscapes is a three-part event. It’s two parts art, one-part great party and there are lots of ways to participate and support the local arts community!

 Arti Gras 2019 Art Part One-Inspirational Landscapes Photography Show -This landscape photography show which will be on display at Salt Valley Arts from December 2018 through February 2019. Photographs will be chosen to be used as the inspiration for Art Part Two of the Art of Arti Gras 2019.

Arti Gras 2019 Art Part Two- produce a work of art inspired by one of the photographs from the Photography Show. Use the photo as inspiration to make a quilt, a framed piece, a lampshade or a piece of jewelry. The photo is for inspiration only and everyone is inspired differently.  Maybe it’s the mood of the photograph, maybe it’s a color or all the colors.  Maybe it’s a tree or a land formation.  The inspiration is totally yours. Create in any media. 2-D and 3-D art is welcome. Paint, sculpt, bead, weave, draw, knit or collage your piece.  The sky’s the limit but your piece needs to fit through our door!  The Inspired Landscapes pieces will be auctioned off at Arti Gras 2019 the Party for the Arts so it will be your gift to Salt Valley Arts for the auction to benefit Salt Valley Arts.

Party Part - Arti Gras 2019-Party for the Arts and Silent Auction to benefit Salt Valley Arts- Saturday March 9, 2019 2:00-4:00.  See what inspired art has been created and get on the bidding action at the auction to support Salt Valley Arts.

 How to be a part of Arti Gras 2019 Part Two - Inspired Landscapes and make an Inspired art piece

·       Submit Arti Gras 2019 entry form at   through February 1, 2019.  Look for the tab that says Arti Gras 2019

·       Entry Fee $10 for Part Two - 

Online payments can be made at,  

or mail a check to

Salt Valley Arts, Po Box 588, Saline Mi 48176  

·       Draw Party Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:00-3:30 

A party to blind draw your inspirational photo.  Come see the Inspirational Landscape Photography Show and find out what photo will be inspiring you and others.

·       Can’t attend or missed the Draw Party?  

Inspirational Photos are available and you can enter until February 1, 2019

·       Inspired Landscape  Pieces are Due - Friday, February 22, 2019


Questions?  Email us at [email protected] or call Cindy Baxter at 734-678-5619

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Salt valley arts builds and nurtures the creativity of the individual and the local community; we provide engaging opportunities for learning, teaching, sharing and appreciating the arts. Salt Valley Arts arose in the Fall of 2016 as a result of the closing of the former art center in Saline (Two Twelve Arts Center). With only five months between the announcement and the closing of Two Twelve, a steering committee, working with several community representatives, located a new venue in which to teach our classes in the facility owned by EHM-Senior Solutions in Saline. Our space on 400 W. Russel provides 2,100 sq ft in which to teach and have events. It is leased from EHM-Senior Solutions for a minimal amount and EHM-Senior Solutions supports us by covering our facility expenses as well as providing parking and ADA accessible access to our space. EHM-Senior Solutions also houses a diverse community that has whole-heartedly embraced the arts. In addition to our public classes, we provide classes for EHM residents and their families. You'll find more information about our classes and events on ourwebsite

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