At Life Stream, we believe art in its various forms is a universal language spoken by all. It goes deeper than words and has an amazing ability to bring a community together. You were created to be creative and…You have a place here!

important dates

Meet the Artist // October 25, 7pm

Life Stream will be open to receive visitors to the gallery October 25 to November 12.
Monday - Thursday // 10am - 4pm
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday // 6pm - 8pm

Awards Ceremony // November 12, 7pm

Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…the creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.
— Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Who Can Enter

Artists of all ages, skill levels and genres! The entry fees are as follows:

  • $5 per entry – 20 years old and under

  • $15 for one entry – 21 years and up

  • $30 for two entries – 21 years and up

  • $40 for three entries – 21 years and up

  • Maximum three total art pieces per entrant

How to Enter

Enter up to three pieces of artwork in any genre. The deadline for entering has passed. Thank you to all who have entered are this year.

Art Drop-Off

Please drop off art at Entrance B by the Cafe on October 18 from 4-8pm and on October 19 from 11am-2pm. If you do not have access to a computer, registration will be available upon drop off. Reminder: Registration deadline is October 20 at 4pm.

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Special Categories

We will have special categories for the 2018 event which include:

3-Dimensional Pieces



Art Pick-Up

Artwork may be removed following the Awards Ceremony on November 12, November 26 from 4-8pm, or we welcome you to leave it on display at Life Stream. If you choose to leave it on display, please contact the Life Stream office at 616.777.0365 and advise when you will be picking up your artwork.

please note: Artists may have the option to list their pieces for sale. However, they may not release the art until the end of the Awards Ceremony. Artists may also provide personal bios including websites upon registration. Life Stream does not participate in the exchange of money between artist and buyer. Any sale will be at the discretion of the artist.


Judge's Choice

(Can be from any category)
Most Reflective – $250
Most Joyful – $250
Most Creative – $250
Most Inspirational – $250
Best Overall – $250

People's Choice

Awards will be given in every age category and
may consist of cash or ribbons
based on placement.

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Colors of Community has been sponsored by:

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