Be Involved In The Arts

For the Artists

The CALL FOR ARTISTS program happens each year starting in early February. Artists submit their art digitally to the website.

In years past, we’ve accepted flat art that photographs well for enlargements on large scale canvases. This year look for additional mediums to be accepted.

Imagine your piece enlarged to an 8 foot x 10-foot canvas in landscape or portrait on the side of a building in Downtown Pontiac to be seen by cars driving by and people passing by. Be it a brick or concrete or painted facade, there are blank canvases waiting for your art.

For the Community

Walk the Tour

Get the Map. Enjoy the art currently on public display and available free to the public to enjoy. Take a walking (or driving) tour of Downtown Pontiac

Celebrate with the Artists

Community Awards Event. This year once again we will be awarding and be honoring Canvas Pontiac artists for submitting their work. Art is judged by a panel of judges as well as by the community once submitted. SAVE THE DATE: for the week of June 13, 2016

Support the Arts

Support the program and become a sponsor or purchase Canvas Pontiac merchandise.

For the Partners


2017 has several opportunities to build your brand or corporate image in connection with the community of Downtown Pontiac.

Three programs each with multiple levels of sponsorship will help connect your program with the arts and community.

They include:

  • Canvas Pontiac

  • Call for Artists campaign

  • Community Celebration

  • Canvas Pontiac 3D

  • Call for Artists campaign

  • Community Installation

  • West Alley Murals

  • Call for Artists campaign

  • Community Installation


Leverage and connect your network of followers with the activities going on throughout our art and cultural programs. Driven by creative spirits and volunteers there are plenty of opportunities for your network to connect and support.

SOME of This Year's Submissions

Artists are submitting art through Wednesday, May 18th.

Submissions entered for this year's art contest can be seen at under the "2016 Art" tab.

Stay tuned for this year's award ceremony in which First, Second, Third and Community Choice winners will be selected.

Main Street Pontiac

Canvas Pontiac is a community cultural development program run under the Main Street Pontiac group. All logos and graphics are copyright of the Main Street Pontiac, formerly known as the Pontiac Downtown Business Association, PDBA.


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