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Art Explosion: $10,000+ In Awards

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2021 will mark the 3rd annual Great Northern Art Explosion. 2019 offered $5,000 in awards, 2020 offered $8,000 in awards, and 2021 will offer $10,500 in awards.

What Makes this event different?

Art Explosion is open to most styles, mediums and artists around the world. We offer personalized artist pages for all participating artists on our website.

Call for entries for artists.

This is the 3rd annual Great Northern Art Explosion which is an international open public art contest & exhibition that is held in downtown Grayling, Michigan, USA . The dates are August 28 - September 11. Artists will exhibit to the public for a chance to win $10,000+ in awards and sell their art. Open to most artists, mediums and themes (please read the rules on for details).


$5,000 Grand Public Vote Prize

$2,000 Second Place Prize

$1,500 Best of Show Juror Award

$1,000 Juror Award

$1,000 Juror Award

2021 Juror: Valerie Allen

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