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Fall into the Arts: Exploring Patterns

Sponsored by Ferguson Family Dentistry

Thank you for your interest and participation in the 2023 Fall into the Arts art education fundraising exhibit at the Arts Council White Lake -Nuveen Center! This year the exhibit will feature artwork inspired by the theme – Exploring Patterns.


Many of you have participated in this annual exhibit before with the format allowing for direct fundraising for your schools’ art programs. Each school will have a box situated by their display allowing for donations from the public with all funds raised made available to teachers at the close of the exhibit. We will once again allow for online donations this year – the links will be made available prior to the exhibit opening. 


Submission Details:


  • Each school may submit enough student artwork to fill a space approximately 5’ by 7’, with appropriate space between pieces. The art teacher will choose the artwork for display. Artwork can be 2-D or 3-D and created in any medium. We also welcome short videos, which can be submitted via email or a flash drive.

  • It is MANDATORY that you have proper hanging devices installed on 2D artwork!!!   Secure wire works best – saw tooth hangers are ok but they do not hang level on our hanging system. We will have pedestals and tables for sculptural work. If you would like advice on how to prepare student artwork for display please contact us, we are happy to help trouble-shoot.

  • Drop off dates for artwork: Oct. 24 – Oct. 27 between 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • Registration: Please fill out the attached registration form and return with artwork. The registration form will allow us to create accurate tags. Feel free to submit this form via email – this reduces spelling errors!

  • Exhibit Hours: The artwork will be displayed November 3 – December 16, 2022

     ACWL-Nuveen is open Tuesday-Friday 11:00 - 5:30 p.m. & Saturday 11:00 – 3:00pm

  • Reception: will take place Saturday, November 4 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

  • Pick-up Artwork: The artwork will be available for pick-up Dec. 19 – 22 between 2

11:00am and 5:00pm



The ability to recognize pattern is one of the fundamental functions of both the human and animal brain - it enables us to take in our environment not just visually but also through smells and sound. Pattern in the visual arts is an essential principle that artists use in their 2D & 3D designs to create rhythm, repetition, and variety. Patterns are all around us! We use them to interpret nature, represent a culture, tell a story, and understand math. Where will your pattern exploration take you and your students?


At the ACWL-Nuveen we are excited to provide an exhibition space and platform for community youth to showcase their creative voices and artistic talent to the broader public.


Please contact me if you have any questions at (231) 893-2524 or

As always, we thank you for your time and dedication to arts education in our area!       



Erin Peyer, ACWL-Nuveen Director

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