Local and national artists are invited to submit artwork for a popular downtown Howell competition.

The Howell Main Street Design Committee has announced that the Howell Art Project is returning for 2018. All artists 18 and up are invited to submit original artwork created in any media in 2 categories: two-dimensional design, or three-dimensional design. 8 finalists in the 2-D category and 3 in the 3-D category will have their work reproduced and exhibited on the outside several downtown Howell businesses. Three pieces will be chosen as Best of Show, with their artist receiving a prize of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

On August 15th a guided tour will take participants around the downtown area to see and hear about the pieces on display. Following that, the art will be auctioned at an Auction Party at the Howell Opera House. Sponsors for the event are also being accepted at this time. To view rules and eligibility, or learn more about the event, visit the link below. (MK)