Community On Canvas

Community Leaders are paired with visual artists to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. A sponsoring location hosts a One Night Exhibition to auction the canvases to the highest bidder.This experience can be facilitated within organizations, communities or as a social gathering party.

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 has been 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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PUBLIC Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 24
6:00 – 8:00pm

All Welcome. Casual Dress.
Pretty Hair Expected