Public Arts Midland

Why we exist

Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art. We believe that art connects, heals, inspires, teaches, and speaks to us in myriad ways that build stronger and more vibrant communities. Public art gives our community a collective voice and a way to express our values while it brings awareness of and beauty to our city’s physical and cultural landscape.

2023 Theme: Art Connects

Each year the Public Arts Midland committee chooses a theme that acts as a lens for us focus our work through. For 2023 our theme is art connects. We believe art brings people together. It gives us common ground. It gives us a way to express ourselves when we create, and see parts of ourselves reflected in the work of others, letting us know we are not alone. We are all connected and art can help make that more apparent. Our work is done with the goal of sharing all the amazing art opportunities in our town, and making art more accessible to all.

We are looking forward to another year of creating with you, the community to keep working towards our larger goal; the Midland County vision. Together. Forward. Bold. An exceptional place where all people thrive.

What we’re up to

  • The POP heARTS project is back!
  • Public Arts Midland produces a regular television show at Midland Community Television. To see the most up-to-date programming, please visit the Artists of Midland Archive.

 

 

Other Art Opportunities we love to support

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If you’re interested in joining the Public Arts Midland Committee, please email us: publicartsmidland@midlandfoundation.org

Initiatives

2020 Census Hub Established to ensure our region gets an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 census
Access to Recreation Advancing inclusion and accessibility for all Midland County citizens and visitors.
Cultural Awareness Coalition Our Mission: To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Impact Investing Through impact investing, we can deploy capital locally instead of making investments in more typical capital markets, where the dollars flow all over the world. When communities need more resources, many community foundations are seeking ways to have their endowment fund investments put to work to accomplish their mission and financial target goals.
Lloyd Osborn Memorial Award The purpose of this award is to memorialize the qualities of dedication and service to sports and community exemplified by the late Lloyd Osborn, long-time coach and teacher at Northeast Intermediate School (now, Northeast Middle School).
Midland Area Career & College Access Network Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Midland Area Youth Action Council Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
Midland Believes Midland Believes is a different kind of scholarship targeting economically disadvantaged and first-generation college-going students i.e. none of the parents/guardians have earned a college degree
Public Arts Midland Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art.
Ready For School The goal of this initiative is for every child in Midland County to receive at least one year of high-quality preschool prior to kindergarten.
River Days The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House where he brings joy to the community throughout the Christmas season.
Service Club Alliance The Service Club Alliance is a collaborative partnership between Midland area service clubs to simplify the grant application process to effectively serve applicants that provide essential support to Midland County residents.
The Big Give A men's Giving Circle impacting nonprofits in Midland County
Youth Impact Partnership Building empathy and kindness amongst youth.