Ferndale community celebrates student artists: save the date reception

The Artist In You is a community-wide celebration of 2D student art, featuring works by young talents from Ferndale High School, University High, and Center for Advance Studies and the Arts (CASA). Students will compete to have their winning piece converted into public art.

A public reception with live music will take place Tuesday, April 25 from 6-9pm at the Ferndale Area District Library to celebrate the young talent and art in the community. One student artist is eligible to have their artwork enlarged, reproduced, and displayed on one prominent business in the Ferndale Area. The top three artists will have their pieces re-printed and mounted at their respective schools. Also, these top three scoring artists will receive Achievement Awards of $200, $100, and $50. All student winners will be announced at the reception.

The Artist In You is a collaboration of the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce and Ferndale Public Schools, with support from the Ferndale Area District Library.

The Artist In You provides students with a unique opportunity to exhibit, market, and gain exposure for their creative work at a formative age. The FAC event creates a lasting contribution to the vibrant landscape of Ferndale through their artwork reproductions. Works from 2015 and 2016 The Artist in You winners still hang on buildings along Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue. The costs to replicate the winning 2017 artwork will be donated by Ideation Signs & Communication, from Royal Oak, Michigan. Visit: https://www.ideationorange.com

“The Ferndale Area District Library is delighted to welcome back The Artist in You event,” says Interim Director Darlene Hellenberg.”We’re excited to see what this year’s artists create. We love knowing that we’ll be able to share it with our patrons. It means that these talented students will receive the exposure they deserve.”

Emily Pitchford-Boeuf, Director of USArt Boutique, a mobile art gallery featuring local Artist, will share her experience at the Ferndale High School to the Students. As a young curator and business owner, Emily will enlighten the classroom with her expertise. (Exact May date to be announced.)

Jim Shaffer and Associates Realtors (Keller Williams Realty) is the “Presenting Sponsor” for Artist in You. Other sponsors include Gage Products as “Student Masterpiece Sponsor”, Ferndale Public Schools as “Student Masterpiece Supporting Sponsor”, Credit Union ONE as “Community Art Sponsor” and Kabot Orthodontics as “Creative Youth Supporter.”

“Giving our children this artist experience is a pleasure to do,” says Kim Hart, Executive Director (FAC). “It’s a joy to see our City come together to support our budding artists. It’s an event the Chamber is passionate about putting together.”

Interested in sponsoring The Artist In You?

Contact Kim Hart, Executive Director, Ferndale Area Chamber at 248-542-2160 or email: director@ferndalechamber.com. If you are interested in supporting our Student Artists, please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/artistinyou.

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, member-based organization that has been serving as the cornerstone of the Ferndale business community for more than 80 years by promoting commerce and economic development.

For more information contact the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce at 248-542-2160, or email director@ferndalechamber.com.