Celebrating Artists Since 2006.
On June 7 we celebrated 19 young artists and their artwork that was selected to represent Art Around Town 2022, the annual program that showcases young talent throughout the Lakeshore Public Schools system. The reception took place at The Curious Kids Museum and we were thrilled to have a large group of students, families, teachers and LEF board members attend. The artwork was hung throughout the museum for guests to view throughout the summer, when it would be moved to various businesses throughout the area who “lease” the pieces to showcase for a year. Unfortunately, there was a fire in the museum that caused the artwork to go into “remediation hibernation” for the summer. It has recently been released to be “leased” for 2022!
Celebrated Artists 2022
Lakeshore High School: Michaela Norbey, Josh Tomlinson,
Zetah Smigielski, Baylee Price
Lakeshore Middle School: Josephine Simpson, Sophie Waller,
Logan Hendrix, Ami Bhatti, Regan Schmidt
Roosevelt Elementary: Tiegan Dolezan, Adelle Prosser, Lucia Aranda
Stewart Elementary: Hadley McLeod, Cooper Roberto, Sophia Ryan,
Hollywood Elementary: Taylor Marquardt, Piper Kuhl, Wyatt Florian, Kennedy Arney
Thank you to Nancy Anderson, Hilary Burchett, Holly Davis and Liz Andrews, the art teachers who help foster and expand the talents of our students and pull pieces of artwork throughout the year that are submitted to be juried for Art Around Town. Thank you to professional artist and Manager of Education and Interpretation at Krasl Art Center, Nathan Margoni, for being our juror this year.
Since 2006, the Lakeshore Excellence Foundation has sponsored Art Around Town, featuring student artwork placed in the St. Joseph and Stevensville area. LEF supports professional framing and seeks local businesses that will “lease” the artwork for the season. Each piece can be sponsored and displayed in your business for $200. All donations for the lease help cover the cost of framing and assist with future LEF programs.
Thank you to the businesses that have leased and proudly shown student artwork in 2019 (the last year artwork was juried and placed due to Covid) and to those who will lease the newly available pieces in 2022!
If you are interested in sponsoring budding young artists, contributing to LEF, or learning more about Art Around Town, please contact, Chair of Art Around Town and LEF Board Member, Heather Valenziano, at: email@example.com