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GREAT NORTHERN ART EXPLOSION 2020 – The second Great Northern Art Explosion will open for artist entries on April 1 and close on June 30. The art show will open to the public on Saturday, August 8, and conclude with an awards ceremony on Sunday, August 23, at 2 p.m. People’s choice voting will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 22.
In 2019, 120 works of art created by 75 artists were submitted to the Great Northern Art Explosion. Artwork was hung in several venues in downtown Grayling, and Artisan Village received over 1,400 ballots for the $1,500 “people’s choice” award that went to Jason Glicker. Bruce Winslow, retired director of the Midland Center for the Arts, also presented four $500 awards in different categories of art.
The 2020 committee, composed of representatives from The AuSable Artisan Village, Main Branch Gallery and The Old Lumberyard Shoppes, has explored ideas that they hope will double the impact of last year’s event.
“The committee is exploring a significant increase in both the people’s choice award and the juried awards to attract more artists and raise the stakes for public voting,” said Dickinson.