Holland Area Arts Council Avenue Banner Project

The Holland Arts Council is proud to announce the Avenue Banner Project. The banners exemplify the details of our beautiful downtown 8th street shopping district.  Each of the 60 banners in this series focuses on a detail of Holland – natural, architectural or iconic. As viewers stroll 8th Street they will enjoy the challenge of figuring out what the art represents and where the details are located. The artists used a variety of media; pastel, watercolor, oil, pencil, oil pastel, collage and photography. For artist information and banner details go to and click on the 8th Street Banner Project button right on the front page of the website.

The Beauty is in the Details underwriters are; Haworth Inc, Rich and Marcia Lievense, Jim and Donna Brooks, Cunningham Dalman PC,  GDK Construction, Herman Miller, The Holland Peanut Store, Inontime, Jonker’s Garden Center, New Holland Brewing Co., Padnos, QH Divas, and The Woman’s Literary Club. Project partners include The City of Holland Downtown Development Authority, Agio Imaging, Haveman Electric, Teddy’s Transport, NEXT Marketing & Design, and the Frame and Mat Shop. This project began in 2017 and has been delayed due to various construction projects.  These banners will appear at the beginning of summer for the next 5 years!

The Arts Council is sponsored in part by The Michigan Council for Arts and Culture and The National Endowment for The Arts. Support is largely provided by private donations, local underwriters, art sales, and educational outreach programming.