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Annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit Returns after One-Year Hiatus

Registration is open, and local high school art teachers are encouraged to register now to get their students started on their entries.

After 13 years, the annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit took a year off to evaluate the event in the ongoing pandemic. Now that the world is at its new state of normal, we’re proud to announce the return of the exhibit.

The MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit will kick off in January and run through February. with an awards event in early March.

Registration is open, and local high school art teachers are encouraged to register now to get their students started on their entries.

“We’d like to invite all local teachers to register and encourage their students to participate in the exhibit,” said Susi Elkins, MSUFCU chief community impact officer. “It’s a great way to celebrate creative growth and expression, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition in-person this year.”

After a television production for a pandemic version of the event in 2020, the event will return to its original format in 2023 with art displayed at MSUFCU Headquarters Building 1. The community will also be able to vote online at msufcuart.com and through social media. The awards are also juried by esteemed local artists. Students can win up to $300 and other recognition for their entries.

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing returns with support for the event. As in previous years, a billboard donated by the Arts Council will run after the event featuring the juried first-place winner’s exhibit entry.

“For most artists, a passion for the arts begins in their youth,” said Meghan Martin, Arts Council executive director. “With advocates like MSUFCU in our community, we are building a base for future artists and creative entrepreneurs. It is a pleasure to continue our partnership honoring the talent in our region and supporting the winning artist.”

In the past, participating high schools have included Bath, DeWitt, East Lansing, Eaton Rapids, Everett, Fowlerville, Grand Ledge, Haslett, Holt, Laingsburg, Lansing Catholic, Lansing Christian, Mason, Okemos, St. Johns, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston.

The winners of the Student Art Exhibit will be announced at a special awards ceremony at MSUFCU Headquarters Building 1 at 1 p.m. March 5.

The MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit is sponsored by 517 Magazine.

For more information, visit the website at msufcuart.com.

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