$5,000 Grand Prize

2nd Annual Art Explosion

Hundreds of artists will compete for $8,000 in cash prizes in a two-week, public and juried art contest in Grayling, MI, hosted by AuSable Artisan Village in partnership with Kirtland Community College.

Artworks will be installed and displayed in venues in the downtown Grayling area for public view and voting. Four artists will take home $8,000 in awards.

Kirtland Community College Grand Prize

The public will vote to determine one artist to take home $5,000. The artist whose work receives the most votes will win the Kirtland Community College Grand Prize.

Juried Award
Juried Award
Juried Award

The juror will award three artists $1,000 each for outstanding artworks.

Outstanding Venue Award

The public will also vote to determine one venue to win $500 for an outstanding exhibit experience.

Meet The Juror: Jef Bourgeau

L: Jef Bourgeau, R: Art Crush no.1b by Jef Bourgeau

Detroit native Jef Bourgeau is an artist and curator who pioneered digital paintings on canvas using scanners and digital inkjet technology. He has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums across Europe, Asia and the United States.

In The Works?

Is your Art Explosion project in the works? Are you planning a project to enter? Let us know! Stay updated on registration reminders.

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