Art In Bloom Festival Artwork Competition

Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2019 Art in Bloom (AIB) Festival Artwork Competition through which a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time poster. Each year, the Holland Area Arts Council invites a juror to select the Top 20 pieces for AIB. Kristin Jass Armstrong, Executive Director of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, will be the 2019 juror. 

Artists residing in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Kalamazoo counties are invited to submit artwork for the official Festival Artwork Competition and the Viewers’ Choice Awards. The artwork theme should represent Tulip Time’s mission to celebrate Holland’s tulips, Dutch heritage and community with special consideration to our 90th festival theme: ‘join the dance as we paint the town orange!’ 

Submissions for the 2019 AIB competition will be accepted September 29 – October 4, 2018. Artists are required to deliver their piece(s) to the Holland Area Arts Council during regular business hours. Online submissions are not accepted. Artwork must be submitted with a $35 entry fee payable to the Holland Area Arts Council and a completed submission form, attached to the back of the original, unframed artwork. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

To view the submission forms and full entry requirements, download the prospectus here. A copy can also be picked up from the Tulip Time Festival Office or the Holland Area Arts Council.

For additional details, artists are encouraged to contact Mary Sundstrom from the Holland Area Arts Council at 616-396-3278 or

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