Upon submission into Canvas Pontiac, the Artist grants Main Street Pontiac (a 501c3) the rights to reproduce, make, use, promote and publicly display the art as they see fit for a period of one year, including but not limited to: printing and displaying on canvases, printing on promotional materials for Main Street Pontiac, sharing on social media, and the like.  Upon submission into Canvas Pontiac, the Artist grants Main Street Pontiac the rights to incorporate the art submission in promotional materials for the program and Main Street Pontiac for a period of ten years (e.g., brochures about downtown Pontiac, Canvas Pontiac website, Canvas Pontiac pamphlets, fundraising campaigns, etc.).  It is understood and agreed that Main Street Pontiac will have the rights to print a limited quantity of 3 reproductions (to be signed by the artist) for fundraising capabilities. Any reprints sold, 50% of the proceeds will be given to the artist. Artist is encouraged to publicly display accepted works (galleries, social media) or even sell while promoting their selection or win in the Canvas Pontiac program! 



Enter by 11:59 pm on August 31, 2021 for $35 entry fee​

Enter by 11:59 pm on September 15, 2021 for $40 entry fee

Enter by 11:59 pm on OCTOBER 15, 2021 for $50 entry fee

** We recommend entering sooner rather than later to save on entry fees **


Authorship and Plagiarism:

All submitted art must be original artwork by the submitting artist. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Photographing/Videotaping of the Artists:

Winning artists will be required to submit a photo of themselves, and be available to be photographed

or videotaped for an interview.


Prize Awards:

Artists will be awarded prizes at the Canvas Pontiac Awards, event date/location TBD. In the event you cannot attended the awards event you will be issued award payment through check via mail.

First Prize of $2000 in each category

Second Prize of $1000.

Third Prize of $500

People's Choice of $500.


Art Enlargement for Building Locations:

Canvas Pontiac will digitize your original art enlarge it to the required size (8’ x 10’). Artists should remember that a small original work (8 ½ x 11 or so) will not translate well to a large canvas. Attention to detail and line quality is very important.


Assistance Digitizing Art:

Need assistance digitizing your art for submission?  Email info@mainstreetpontiac.com for assistance.


You as an Artist:

Your name is on this work of art. We will need: Name, city you live in, art title, website (if you have one) and a SHORT biography for the artist plaque that will accompany the work of art on the building side. At this time, NO art depicting: nudity, race, religion or politics can be submitted.


Main Street Pontiac is a nonprofit, volunteer organization. Canvas Pontiac is made possible through community

support and sponsorships (like this one). Please help Canvas Pontiac keep the ARTS in Pontiac.

Fill out the sponsorship form with your contribution TODAY



Entrance Fee:

Escalating fee from $35 to $50 



email: info@mainstreetpontiac.org 


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