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2024 Student Art Exhibition

Group Exhibition
On View

January 5-26, 2024

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Exhibition Details

Cultivate is delighted to showcase our Inaugural Student Exhibition, bringing together a myriad of art pieces from our vibrant 2023 students, which ranges from eager 3-year-olds to seasoned adult learners, all based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Embodied in this collection is the very spirit of our mission: nurturing creativity, promoting inclusivity, and advocating for the arts. Each piece, whether it’s from the playful imagination of a child or the refined perspective of an adult, is a testament to the inclusivity we champion and the creativity we cultivate. As we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of these artists, we're reminded of the vital role that Cultivate plays in the Grand Rapids art scene. By fostering a space where artists of all ages can thrive, we stay true to our commitment of ensuring that art remains a celebrated, inclusive, and integral part of our community.


Press Release

Exhibition Statement Coming Soon

Information about the Student Exhibition 

Cultivate is excited to announce our annual Student Exhibition, a celebration of the remarkable talents within our artistic community. This showcase is a testament to the dedication and creativity of our students, who have been an integral part of our artistic journey.

Event Details:

Duration: The exhibition will run throughout the entire month of January, providing ample time for visitors to immerse themselves in the diverse range of artworks on display. 

Work will likely be curated by levels - elementary, teen, and adult, sharing the breadth and progression of skill, and so students can see the work of their peers and how they can advance, but also how they can grow in their art learning.  

Student Support: 

We will be hosting speaking sessions for interested K-12 students in December/January to guide/teach them how to speak about their work so they can proudly represent and share their work with the public at the reception.  

Public Opening:

Join us for the grand opening on January 13, a night filled with art, conversation, and community. This event is open to all members of the Cultivate family, including students, artists, and art enthusiasts from Grand Rapids and beyond.


We extend an open invitation to all students of Cultivate to showcase their work. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just beginning your artistic journey, this exhibition is an opportunity to share your creativity with a wider audience.


Submission Deadline: To participate, please submit your artwork no later than December 20. This will allow us to curate the exhibition effectively and ensure that all artwork receives the attention it deserves.

Installation: Our team will meticulously curate and prepare the exhibition space from December 27 to January 10.

Public Opening: Join us on January 13 for the grand opening, where you can meet fellow artists, engage in discussions about your work, and immerse yourself in the vibrant art community that is Cultivate.

Exhibition Duration: The exhibition will be open to the public from January 13 to January 31, giving visitors a full three weeks to explore and appreciate the talents of Cultivate's students.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Can I apply now, or before December 20?

Yes, the submission form is due December 20, but we encourage earlier submissions so we can share our students work/names sooner. 


Do you share an artwork made in class?

Students may exhibit an artwork they have made in class with us, or at home


How many pieces should I share?

Students may share 1-2 pieces depending on size.


Do you have size requirements for art?

At this point, we do not have size requirements, but may adjust depending on need.  


What mediums are you sharing in the exhibition?

We are inviting all mediums - photo, painting, drawing, sculpture, video, sound art, etc.  

I'm not sure on how to take photos of the work, or do the form.  Can you help? 

Yes!  Please email and we will assist you.  

How to Participate:

Submit Your Art: Please submit your artwork by December 20 through our online portal. Ensure that your work meets our guidelines for inclusion in the exhibition.

Prepare for the Opening: Get ready to attend the grand opening on January 13, where you can showcase your work and connect with fellow artists.

Engage with the Community: Throughout the exhibition, take advantage of the opportunity to engage with visitors, share your artistic process, and gain valuable feedback.

Opening Reception Photos Coming After the Opening

About the Cultivate Education Program 


Students at a life drawing evening at Cultivate 

Education is the center of everything we do at Cultivate.  We focus on the whole person - teaching art, but also social-emotional learning, and supporting a student of every age and skill to go to the next level. 
An educational team consisting of trained teachers and professional teaching artists, we share art courses from preschool-aged children to continuing education for adults.  

We are grateful to offer studio-based, fine art courses that actively teach elements of art and design, art history, and critique.  Our students of all ages share that they feel more confident in their art practice, connect with an art-loving community, and find new inspiration. 

No matter your skill level, you are welcome here.  

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