Calls for Artists


Huron Valley Art Festival


July 29th & 30th , 2017

10am – 5pm (rain or shine)


Huron Valley Arts Festival is back and celebrating its 6th year AND HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO TWO DAYS! The festival centers on all things art and includes the artist market, artist demonstrations, a locally sourced specialty food tent, interactive art theme activities for everyone,  live music and children’s activities. The festival has wonderful food trucks and tents on hand for all to enjoy as well.

The show will have no more than 100 artist’s booths for 2017 and the Director reserves the right to invite some of the artists for this special event.


Commerce Marquee Contest

Artists of all ages!!!!
 Enter to win the Marquee Art Contest! 

Efforts are underway to rehabilitate the old Commerce drive-in marquee at the corner of Union Lake and Richardson Roads. This landmark sign has been part of the Commerce area since 1956 and was operational until around 1990 when the Drive-In closed. As part of the efforts to see this sign light up again, Val McFarland, a local Commerce real estate agent has asked HVCA to host an art contest to find the official image for the rehabilitation efforts. Photography, painting, mixed media and ANY OTHER 2d art will be considered. All ages are encouraged to apply (artists under the age of 18 will need parental consent). Please read the official rules and regulations below. Artists will also be encouraged to create prints of their work that they can sell at the official kick-off party in August (details to follow). 
DEADLINE: JUNE 30 at midnight

Email entries to


It's All About the Horse

  2017 all about the horse call
Highland Trail Riders is holding its 9th Annual Art Competition and Exhibit “It’s All About the Horse”. Art will be displayed at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts in Highland, MI during the month of September. For details, see poster above. For additional information, visit .

Highland Fall Festival

To become a maker/artist at the Highland Fall Festival please click here. If you are interested in being a food vendor, sponsor or a community group at the event please contact Erin at

Show Me the Money


Call Description:
The Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA), with support from the Huron Valley Numismatic Society, will be showcasing art that explores the political and cultural messages money conveys, coin and bank note design, and the practice of collecting numismatic items during November 2017 in the beautiful historic Highland Station House Gallery. 
All forms of visual art are acceptable, and monetary prizes will be awarded: 

First Place: $300 
Second Place: $200 
Third Place: $100 
People's Choice: $100 

Jurying by 'Show Me the Money' committee. 
Prize winners will be chosen by Ken Graning. 

HVCA will provide advertising and a 'Meet the Artists' reception on 
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 from 7-9 PM. 

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and reside within the continental United States. 

Categories: Two-dimensional, Three-dimensional, Other

Entry Instructions:
Complete all required fields and submit image/s. 

DEADLINE for entries: September 1, 2017 
FEE/S: $10 each for up to three entries.

Participation is open to all artists 18 years or older who reside in the continental United States. 

A 30% commission will be taken on each sale; artists will be paid for work sold following the end of the quarter. 

All work exhibited must be original and handcrafted by the artist. The HVCA reserves the right to decline any applicant. 

Art to be dropped off on Sunday, Oct. 29 between 12-5 

Art to be picked up on Sunday, Nov. 26 between 1-5 

All communications and questions should be addressed to the Show Me the Money team at

To apply, click here.


Attention - artists in all mediums

Apply for a Solo or Group show in the beautiful HVCA Gallery

The Huron Valley Council for the Arts is now accepting proposals for exhibitions during our 2018 gallery year, open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content. All artists are eligible to submit individually or as a cohesive group. Those selected will exhibit for one month in the beautiful historic Highland Station House Gallery. In addition, HVCA will provide advertising and a 'Meet the Artist' wine and appetizer reception on the first Friday of the exhibition month. While our final deadline is in July, all entrants are encouraged to apply earlier as we reserve the option of assigning months in advance of the deadline.


Arts & Greens Holiday Art Market - 2017

Arts & Greens Holiday Market Application is now LIVE!

Show Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouses, 1625 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake, MI 48383

Call Description:

Arts & Greens Holiday Market is set amidst the beautiful greenery of the Bogie Lake Greenhouses (BLG). 50 artists will be selected to display and sell their work. Music and other special events add to the festive experience.  

Categories: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Multi-media, Calligraphy, Digital, Wood, Experimental, Author, Other


Friday, Nov. 17, Artist check-in and set-up: noon-4:30pm 
Friday Night Grand Opening: 5pm-8pm 
Saturday, Nov. 18 - 9am-5pm 
Sunday, Nov. 19 - 10am-3pm 


DEADLINE: Sept. 5, 2017: Entry Fee: $21 
Booth Fee, billed and due upon acceptance:  $116 for typical booth; $96 for A-Frame. 

Late applications (received after Sept. 5 2017) $31. Booth $126. Late applications will be considered if space is available or wait-listed in case of cancellation. 

Additional Information 
Participation is open to all Michigan artists 18 years or older. Works in all media will be considered. All artwork must be original, created solely by the artist. 

HVCA's Arts & Greens Holiday Art Market is a juried event. PAST PARTICIPATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF ACCEPTANCE. Only fine arts and quality crafts of original design and execution will be accepted.


For complete details, go to: Call for Artists EntryThingy.

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Is this your first time? Our future calls and applications will all be posted to EntryThingy. Please follow the link below to Sign up and access our applications for our 2017 artist calls. 

To sign up, go to Call for Artists EntryThingy.
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Gallery & Art Shop Hours
Monday and Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Huron Valley Council for the Arts
205 West Livingston Road
Highland, MI 48357


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