Monroe Art League
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The Monroe Art League was founded in September of 1959 by a group of local artists interested in encouraging artistic talent and appreciation of fine art in the community.
As membership grew, the organization hosted exhibitions in various venues, both indoors and out.
Some art related activities open to the public were adult classes, children's classes, and children's exhibitions, with scholarships awarded to high school students.
Many member exhibitions are currently presented in conjunction with various community events.
Currently, members exhibit their art work
in local businesses and public buildings, rotating both artwork and
venues. Many such exhibits are ongoing. Dorsch Library and the
United Way office host
exhibits, while the newly constructed Monroe Bank and Trust office
building hosts another in their lobby showcase.
The City of Monroe also provides a window showcase at 14 E. First Street adjacent to Dorsch Library (the first United Furniture building) for the members to display their work.
Our goals are to communicate with and inform our members and the public, publicize the presence of art and the Monroe Art League in the community, and to be a showcase for our members and their work.
The Monroe Art League meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., September through June at the United Way building, 216 N. Monroe St, Monroe, MI.
The Monroe area is fortunate to have many talented artists in the community and we invite all artists in Monroe and surrounding area to join us.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.
This contest is sponsored by the Monroe County War of 1812 Bicentennial Steering Committee and the Monroe Art League.
The goal of this contest is to develop new artwork related to the 1812 River Raisin Battlefield and Bicentennial.
There are two divisions: Adult and Student
There is no entry fee.
Outdoor art shows began in the late 1950's in Loranger Square in downtown Monroe during Michigan Week.