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Fall into the Arts: Impact 2020

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

The Fall into the Arts Student Exhibition is an ACWL-Nuveen tradition that dates back to 2005. Ironically, the theme that year was MASKS, which quite frankly, would be very relevant to our current COVID-19 situation! This year we selected - Impact 2020 as the theme which offers a broader topic for more diverse creative interpretation. We are hopeful this theme will inspire students to artistically depict how this unprecedented year has affected them. We are excited to see their personal impressions of life in quarantine, reflections on current social justice movements, thoughts on the 2020 Presidential election, and contemplation of the impact of humanity on our environment. Or, perhaps students will creatively explore the people and things that have helped them survive this challenging time such as their friends, family, pets, and favorite books, movies, or music.


Photos from the 2019 Fall into the Arts Exhibition: The Four Freedoms


Designed as a fundraiser for Muskegon County school art programs, this year's Fall into the Arts exhibition may be the most important one yet! With students learning both in-person and virtually, teachers are finding new and creative ways to teach, but perhaps without the financial backing to really thrive. Donations will be accepted both at the ACWL-Nuveen and through our website, where donors will be able to choose which school they would like to support. Following the close of the exhibition, the ACWL-Nuveen will distribute those funds to the respective schools.


Along with the donations to participating schools, we will also be awarding a $25 People's Choice Award to one student. You will be able to vote at the ACWL-Nuveen gallery during regular hours or on our Facebook page, where a photo album of the artwork will be posted. The exhibit will open on Saturday, November 7, and close on Tuesday, December 1. Along with posting photos of the artwork on social media, we will also create a virtual tour of the show for people to view on our website.


We will also accept artwork from home-school groups or parents who are trying their hand at home-schooling in this unprecedented year! To participate, please email Nuveen@artswhitelake.org for more information and a registration form. If you have questions please stop by or call - 231-893-2524.