A history of submissions

2019 saw more than 150 submissions of both photography and handcrafted artwork into the program!  Twenty-five were selected by the jury to be showcased on large 8'x10' canvases on buildings throughout Downtown Pontiac.


Through a partnership program, with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Main Street Pontiac's "Canvas Pontiac" program has fostered the arts throughout Downtown.  With incredible passion, the program has continued to grow, and again this year the DIA has generously committed to Canvas Pontiac, demonstrating the importance of public art in a community like Pontiac. 


The past few years' programs have invited over 500 people each season to walk our downtown on tours to explore what we have to offer, and the art we display is seen daily by 18,000 commuters. The canvases are also main exhibit during the annual Arts Crawl. Canvas Pontiac's art awakening is doing its job in helping people "Discover the Spirit of Pontiac".