September 2021- June 2022
The book’s themes, particularly “neighbors and “neighborhoods” will also be the basis for three community artmaking projects throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Working with our arts partners, each of the three counties will select and hire a local artist to facilitate residents in the making of their own community artwork.
Everyone, regardless of the age or artistic ability, will be able to come together to create a shared community artwork they can take pride in. It is special experiences like these that provide high quality of life in the region.
Funding for the “NEA Big Read: Great Lakes Bay Region” comes from, the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program in partnership with Arts Midwest, the Hemlock Semiconductor Community and Regional Empowerment Fund, the Bay Area Community Foundation, the Saginaw Community Foundation, and the Midland Area Community Foundation; who provides philanthropic leadership to strengthen our community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future.