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 02/13/2019 - 10:56
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Call for Artists - next round of selections for "Art Around Saline" is now open.

The Call for Artists for the next round of selections for "Art Around Saline" is now open. The deadline for submissions is March 15. 

Inspired by the Detroit Institute of Art’s “Inside Out” program, the goals of Art Around Saline are to highlight the work of local artists, increase and enhance pride in our city, and promote its growing art culture. Selected works are reprinted, framed, and exhibited in public spaces in downtown Saline. First started in Spring of 2017, Art Around Saline features reproductions of original artworks by area artists, installed on building exteriors throughout downtown. In the last two years, works have been viewable on Brecon Grille, Mac’s Acadian, Pineapple House, Benny’s Bakery, Hensel Kenpo Karate, McPherson’s Local, The News Art & Antiques, and the Grossman Building, and sites around Murphy’s Crossing. 

This April 2019, the Saline Arts and Culture Committee present works for selection to local jurors to be produced over the summer and installed by early autumn. There are currently more than 10 pieces displayed near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Ann Arbor-Saline Roads in historic downtown Saline.

Collections in the "Art Around Saline " project include reproductions of original art by Washtenaw area artists framed and installed for exterior, public display in historic downtown Saline, Michigan. Juried, selected works will be on display downtown for at least one year, after which they may be removed or displayed elsewhere within the City of Saline, MI, at the discretion of the Art Around Saline project partners.  Artists' works selected during the 2019 juried review for Art Around Saline 2019 will be awarded a honoraria of $300.

This is the 3rd round of selection for "Art Around Saline " pieces. Submission for consideration in Art Around Saline is open artists must 16 years of age or older, who reside or work in Washtenaw County or are currently studying at a college or university located within Washtenaw County. Each artist may submit up to three (3) original artworks of their creation in any medium that will translate well into 2D reproduction. If selected, hi-res digital files of selected works must be provided to the jury committee. Selected works must also lend themselves well to being resized up to 4’ x 8’. Submitted works that do not meet these guidelines or are not suitable for exhibition in public spaces will not be considered. City of Saline employees, City of Saline Arts and Culture Committee, and volunteers of Saline Main Street are ineligible to apply.

All applications must be submitted through the web form by March 15, 2019.

Project Partners for this initiative are The City of Saline Arts and Culture Committee, The City of Saline and Saline Main Street.

To submit a piece for consideration, use the link:
For more information about Art Around Saline, visit

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Aramide Pinheiro-Boatswain
City of Saline Resident. Saline Schools Parent. Avid supporter of the City of Saline's Growth, Arts and Culture.