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Holland Area Arts Council Now Accepting Entries for National Homelessness Awareness Month Exhibition

The Holland Area Arts Council is teaming up with The Lakeshore Housing Alliance and The United Way to support National Homelessness Awareness Month with an art exhibition and reception on November 7th.

The Arts Council invites anyone living in Ottawa and surrounding counties to submit a sculpture expressing what home feels like to them. This can be a current, past, or an imagined home and artists are encouraged to be as simple or complex as they desire. The only requirement is that the piece is expressive. There is no size limit to the piece and artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate.  Artwork must be submitted between November 1st and November 5th. More information on submitting pieces can be found at www.hollandarts.org/what-does-a-home-look-like.html.

A reception for the exhibit will be held on November 7th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Holland Arts Council to showcase the art created and to bring awareness to homelessness and what home means.  The exhibit will run from November 7th to November 14th. Both the reception and the exhibit will be free and open to the public.

The Greater Ottawa County United Way and The Lakeshore Housing Alliance seek to find solutions to improve lives and strengthen communities in Holland, MI. They partner with other organizations in West Michigan to provide resources for those in need of education, health, financial stability, and housing. National Homelessness Awareness Month aims to educate the public and draw attention to the problem of poverty in the community.

The Holland Area Arts Council is a nonprofit organization working to educate, engage and challenge the community through the arts.  The Arts Council is located at 150 East 8th Street. Call (616) 396-3278, email helpdesk@hollandarts.org or visit www.hollandarts.org for more information.