Arts Alive presents Kids Art Rocks! Contest

Kids’ Art Rocks! is a program of the Tibbits Foundation that mats and frames student artwork for lease by area businesses for a year. Prior to their lease, artwork hangs in the Tibbits gallery.

Prior to 2018, teachers would submit their best work to this program. In 2018, Arts Alive took over the program and opened it up to allow for submission by anyone completing K-12 curriculum. This allows for a broader scope of work from homeschool groups or those attending schools outside of Branch County. All pieces are then judged by a panel of judges and the top pieces are then matted and/or framed along with student bios.

Contest Rules:

This contest is open to any student currently in pre/K-12 curriculum (not limited to any specific state or school; homeschool submissions welcome!)
Subject matter must be appropriate to hang in businesses
All artwork must be UNFRAMED
All artwork must be a MINIMUM of 8″ x 10″

DUE to Tibbits Admin Offices, 93 W. Chicago by April 17, 2020 at 4:30pm. Please fill out the artist bio/permission forms, which are located HERE!

All artwork will be exhibited at Tibbits Art Gallery with a dessert reception on Tuesday May 12, 2020 from 6-7pm for all artists and their families as well as the general public.

Cash prizes & art supply giveaways (must be present at reception in May to win)

If your child’s work is NOT chosen for the lease: Your child’s unframed work will be available for pick up at the Tibbits Admin Office after July 14. Artwork left after Sept 1, 2020 will be considered abandoned and will be destroyed.

If your child’s work is chosen for the lease: Your child’s framed artwork will be available for pick up following the year-long lease at the Tibbits Administrative Office, 93 W. Chicago Street in Coldwater. You will be notified by email or phone as to the specific date in July when it will be available.