2020 Klompen Garden

CALL FOR ART: Tulip Time is pleased to announce the return of Klompen Garden, a public art project celebrating community artists and Dutch heritage. Klompen Garden will showcase 20 pairs of artfully designed large ‘wooden’ shoes installed in city parks and tulip beds throughout the downtown Holland area during the Tulip Time Festival.

Artists living in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Kalamazoo counties are invited to submit a design concept and sketch for this one-of-a-kind art project. Submissions will be accepted through the online submission form until October 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. Of the submitted concepts, 20 will be selected to create the Klompen Garden. Tulip Time will furnish the 20 finalists with a large pair (34”L x 12”W x 12”H) of ‘wooden’ shoes, through which each will bring their concept to life. 


Download the 2020 Klompen Garden Prospectus

Download Klompen Garden design templates (PDF)

Click here for online submission form

Upon completion of the 20 projects, a juror vote and public vote will determine the favorite klompen. Our Klompen Garden juror, John Berry, will select the juror’s pick. The juror’s pick will be awarded a grand prize of $1,000 and will be announced at the First Bloem Artist Reception to be held in February. The public will also have a chance to vote for their favorites of the remaining 19 klompen during the festival. The top three public picks will be announced on May 10. Of the public votes, first place will be awarded $500, second place will be awarded $300 and third place will be awarded $200.