Monroe Art League
Calendar of Events and Activities
To go direct to Art Opportunities, click here
MONROE ART LEAGUE MEETINGS
The Monroe Art League meets
on the fourth Tuesday of every month
at 6 p.m. at the United Way Building, 216 N. Monroe Street, Monroe MI.
(Exceptions are: June (Summer picnic and December (Christmas Party)
(A Special thanks to United Way of Monroe County for hosting our meetings)
Our next meeting:
and New Members are always welcome!
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017
This will be our Summer Picnic !
It will be at
Veteran’s Park: Veteran’s Park is located west of
Telegraph Road on the north side of the River Raisin.
Veteran’s Park includes paved parking for approximately 75 cars, restrooms, picnic tables, benches, a drinking fountain,
picnic shelters and several cooking grills. Some picnic shelters and tables are handicapped accessible. Shore fishing and
places to view wild life along the river are also available. The site includes flag poles and monuments honoring
World War I/II and Korean War Veterans. Monuments were recently constructed to honor soldiers of the
Gulf War and the current War on Terror. Plein Air painting anyone?
We have reserved the shelter closest to the fire station.
The club will provide
hot dogs, paper plates & utensils and beverages.
Please bring a dish to pass, a comfortable chair and your better half or a guest (if so desired).
If you were unable to attend the May 23rd meeting to sign up for a dish to pass,
Linda Rutledge (734-243-6196) (or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know how many will be
attending and what you will be bringing. PS: Her e-mail is not linked. Just copy and paste into your e-mail system.
Note: If it rains, we will be at our regular meeting place, the United Way Building
May 25 – July 9, at 10:30 to 4:30 Mon. – Fri.
Mary Grove College Fine Arts students art show
IHM Mother House Gallery -- free, open to public
May 26 -- June 3
The Monroe Home School Student Art Exhibition
is showing at Ellis Library and Reference Center
Below are two examples of the excellent work submitted for this show.
Ongoing: River Raisin National Battlefield Park
Art display by local artists, with art depicting early
Frenchtown themes and the 1812 Battle of the River Raisin.
Below is a
list of upcoming juried shows
September 16, 2017
Monroe County Historical Society
"Somewhere in Time" Show
Oct. 7, 2017
Monroe Art League Members Only Show
November 5, 2017
Bedford Arts For Our Future Show
Art Submission Thursday, November 2 from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm.
Artist (and guests) reception: 3 pm Sunday Nov. 5.
Awards Ceremony: 4:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 5
DOWNTOWN PAINTING OPPORTUNITIES
Music In St. Mary's Park:
Join Art League Members on Thursdays until August 4th.
Come and paint while you listen to some great music.
From 7 pm until the music ends, or when you run out of paint.
Art League Members have been invited to Plein Air paint
outside of Cravings Ice Cream during First Fridays.
Usually start around 5 pm.
Come paint and stay as long as you like.
Also Betzi is looking for artists to paint at Amayas and McGeadys
If interested, contact Betzi at: email@example.com (Not a link. Please copy and paste)
12th Annual River Raisin Jazz Series
(These are also Thursdays.)
129 Lounge– 496 West
Amaya’s – Sound Proof
McGeady’s – Jerome Clark
Public House – Alexander Zonjic
129 Lounge – Dave McMurray
Amaya’s – Lawrence Barris & Friends
McGeady’s – Brent Stanley
Public House – Nelson Rangell
129 Lounge – Chris Standring
Amaya’s – Lady Sunshine
McGeady’s – The Pulse
Public House – Larry Lee & Back in the Day
129 Lounge – Tony Guerrero
Amaya’s – Jerome Clark
McGeady’s – J Canady & The SoulNyice Band
Public House – Monroe Big Band
129 Lounge – Patrick Yandall - Grammy Award Nominee
Amaya’s – Brandon Williams
McGeady’s – Sound Proof
Public House – Al McKenzie & Friends
129 Lounge – Jay Rowe
Amaya’s – Organissimo
McGeady’s – David Gerald
Public House – Eliot Lewis
11th Annual Jazz in the Square
July 14 – Planet D Nonet
July 21 – Dave McMurray
July 28 – Monroe Big Band
August 4 – 496 West
And coming up in August: The Monroe Fine Art Fair
August 12 and 13, 2017
(Held in conjunction with the Jazz Festival)
Click here for the application
Click here for the information sheet
September 23, 2017
Art in the Park at the Bedford Branch Library
An outdoor Arts and Crafts event
For more info or to help plan or to volunteer:
Call Jodi Russ at 734-847-6747
September 30, 2017
Art Walk on the bay
Point Place, Toledo, Ohio
Click here for the invitation and application
(Please let Paul know of any art opportunities that our members might like to know about)
And don't forget our recurring opportunities......
Are for three months.
For the Summer, Spot Shows will continue with the same artists
until October with a request you change out your artwork at least
once during the summer.
(Ideally it would be every month or so to keep the displays fresh.)
here for the current list
Oct, Nov, Dec (Sign up at the September meeting)
Jan, Feb, Mar (Sign up at the November or December meeting)
Apr, May, June (Sign up at the March meeting)
July, Aug, Sept (Sign up at the May or June meeting)
To request an item be added to the Calendar or added to Art Opportunities
send an email to Paul at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Not a link. Please copy and paste)
Include full details, your email address and phone number in case we need additional information.