You can help choose artwork for display in downtown Howell

The public can decide which artwork will beautify downtown Howell as the popular Main Street Art Project returns. The works of artists across the state are on display at local businesses and attractions in Howell’s historic downtown. You can view all of the art and vote for your favorite piece at each location to determine the People’s Choice Award. Your votes will also help decide which art pieces will adorn downtown buildings through the next year.

Voting runs Sunday, June 18, through Sunday, June 25. The artwork is on display at the following downtown locations: Howell Carnegie District Library: 314 W. Grand River Ave.; Howell Opera House: 123 W. Grand River Ave.; Kokopelli’s Korner: 111 E. Grand River Ave.; and Uptown Coffeehouse: 102 E. Grand River Ave.

Votes are cast by texting the code displayed on each art piece. Votes can also be submitted online. All votes will be compiled at the close of public voting, with the People’s Choice winner announced at the Public Art Unveil and Celebration ceremony at which top artwork will be prominently displayed on the exterior of downtown businesses. The unveil and celebration ceremony is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

“Art creates a sense of place, by bringing the community together,” said Cathleen Edgerly, Howell Main Street COO. “The Howell Art Project makes artwork accessible to anyone living in, or visiting the Howell community. We encourage everyone to visit our participating downtown businesses and vote for their favorites to be displayed later this summer on buildings throughout the downtown district.”

The Howell Art Project is sponsored by the Kellogg Family Foundation, Secunda Art Museum, Patrick Financial Group, Hubbel Roth & Clark Engineering Consultants, Maki J’s Salon, ChemTrend, and the Don Lewis Law Firm. The Howell Art Project is brought to the community by the Howell Main Street Design Committee.

To learn more about the Howell Art Project, click here.

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