Community On Canvas

Community on Canvas
The embodiment of creativity for a cause, Community on Canvas pairs community leaders with local artists to create unique paintings which CAN be auctioned off at a benefit event held at a hosting venue.  This one-of-a-kind event affords unique opportunities for local leaders to nurture their creativity, foster relationships with local artists and community members and support organizations and causes close to their hearts and vital to the community.
This is an EXCELLENT  Team building adventure for your workplace!
Leaders on Canvas

In support of our Chief of Charm, Cynthia Hagedorn, we are working with her to extend our continual dialog regarding the arts within our communities… She was accepted as an ArtPrize Artist.

Venue: Devos Place










Leader’s On Canvas!

Leaders from Grand Rapids were specifically selected for their involvement with the development of events, programming and experiences in making Grand Rapids a great place to live. In the coming months, these leaders will collaborate side-by-side with Cynthia to created an original masterpiece. Each piece will be auctioned with 50% of the proceeds benefiting a non-profit organization of their choice.

Robert Dean, Executive Director, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
George K. Heartwell, Mayor of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
Shelley Irwin, Host/Producer WGVU Radio and TV
Joanne Roehm, Festival Director, LaughFest
Rachael Ruiz, WoodTV, EightWest
Douglas Small, President and CEO, Experience Grand Rapids
Diana Sieger, President, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Audrey Sundstrom, GRandJazzFest, Founder and Chair
Greg Sundstrom, City Manager City of Grand Rapids


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The 2014 Leadership Team is in the process of selecting the next team for ArtPrize 2015.  Keep a look out!  It is going to be another great adventure.