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Barb Zimmerman former Artfest 55 winner

Drop off your Artfest 55 entries now through June 21.

Creative 360 is now accepting delivery of entries for the 8th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating the creativity of Michigan residents who are 55 and older. Those of you who have indicated your intent to enter can drop off your items at any time, but no later than Wednesday, June 21. You will be notified of acceptance into the show following adjudication June 26.

The Artfest 55 celebration is planned for Friday, June 30 at 6:30 pm and includes the exhibition opening, performances, a written word competition and award announcements. It is always a fun and special event.

“We are excited about the number of entries received for this year’s program, but there is always room for more,” said Colleen Reed, Curator and Program Director. “I encourage anyone who has been thinking about entering to do so.”

If you are a Michigan resident age 55 or better, pick up your paint brushes, tune the strings on your guitar or put pen to paper and share your talent at Artfest 55. If you plan to enter in any category, send an email to Colleen Reed or call 989-837-1885 as soon as possible. More information and applications are available on the home page of Creative 360’s website at and in the office at 1517 Bayliss St. in Midland.

You don’t have to be an entrant to attend Artfest 55. Friends, family and the community are all invited to this fun and special event. There is no charge to attend. Donations are welcome.

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