2019 ART & EARLIER
A history of submissions
The 7th season of Canvas Pontiac 2019 continued the efforts to grow art and culture in the Pontiac community. This year more than 150 artists submitted their artwork into the program! Twenty-five are selected by the jury to be showcased on large 8'x10' canvases on buildings throughout Downtown Pontiac.
Through a partnership program, Main Street Pontiac's "Canvas Pontiac" program has fostered the arts throughout Downtown. With incredible passion, the program has continued to grow, and again this year the DIA has outreached through Canvas Pontiac to demonstrate how tax funding can bring arts to a community like Pontiac.
The past few years' programs have invited over 500 people each season to walk our downtown on tours to explore what we have to offer, and the art we display is seen daily by 18,000 commuters. The canvases are also main exhibit during the annual Arts Crawl. Canvas Pontiac's art awakening is doing its job in helping people "Discover the Spirit of Pontiac".