Welcome to the Midwest Sculpture Initiative Web Site. Founded in 2003, MSI was formed to provide innovative exhibitions that feature outdoor sculpture.
MSI's mission is to: Provide outdoor sculpture exhibitions throughout the Midwest, promote cooperation among art and civic organizations, advance the role that the visual arts play in the quality of life and increase economic development.
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Congratulations Mike Sohikian, this year's winner of the "Dammit Just Missed It" Award. He got 22 pieces into the 12 of the 14 exhibits! Mike is featured in this piece by Channel 11.
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Interested in becoming a host community?
Download this pdf MSI brochure
The better question is why not? Public art has been with us for time eternal beginning with the cave man...
MSI holds twelve to fifteen exhibits yearly. All exhibits feature the following benefits to the exhibiting sculptor:
MI Art Tour app
This app will help you discover public outdoor works of art and culture in Michigan and show you the work nearest to you. It will provide information about the artists, as well as photos of the piece. MI Amazing Art Tours will also give you directions on how to travel to see the work, by car, bike, or walking. MI Amazing Art Tours expert curators have put together "tours" to help you discover work from around the entire state. Enjoy!
For more information, contact MSI at (517)486-4591.
This site was updated on May 16th, 2017
Current / Ongoing Exhibits
7th Annual City of Hastings Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (Hastings, MI)
6th Annual Adrian Art Discovery Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
6th Annual City of Kochville Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (Kochville, MI)
5th Annual Fenton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibiton
4th Annual Belleville Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
3rd Annual Port Huron Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
(Port Huron, MI)
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