August 1, 2023—

The Hartland Living partners invite you to a brand new event for 2023, the hARTland Art Walk! It’s an Art Festival and Competition September 23 through October 7, 2023 in and around the Hartland community, including Settlers Park and local organizations and businesses. 

The art selected will be displayed for the two week period of September 23 through October 7 at Settlers Park and at various businesses in the Hartland community, with a kick-off event at Settlers Park on Saturday, September 23 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm that includes local art and craft vendors, food trucks, free crafts and activities for kids, and two live music (and painting!) performances from the band Empty Canvas at Noon and 2:00 pm. 

The event culminates with an awards ceremony at Settlers Park on October 7 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. The winners in each category will be announced, along with a musical performance from the Hartland High School Band. 

The hARTland Art Walk is a Partners in Progress event, so Cromaine Library, the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartland Consolidated Schools, and Hartland Township are all working on the event together. Emmalyn Wheaton, Chamber Director, said, “We are excited to bring this amazing new event to Hartland this fall. The opportunity to showcase local artists, our parks, community and businesses is a large part of what our community partnerships are all about. We hope everyone can join us and enjoy incredible artwork throughout the Hartland Community!”

The contest was open to amateur and professional artists from Michigan and K-12 Hartland Consolidated Schools students. There are two categories for artists to enter, amateur and professional artists from Michigan—no age limits, and Hartland Consolidated Schools students that completed Grades K-12 in May.

There are prizes for both categories, a $1,500 prize as selected by a panel of judges, and two People’s Choice prizes of $500, as well. Vote for your favorite in the open category HERE. The HCS K-12 category has eight $250 scholarships, two scholarships for each grade level: K-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12, and will be determined by a panel of judges.