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Art Explosion Returns to the IQhub

Submitted by Susan Kadlek

Calling all artists and market vendors! A very special guest exhibit will be coming to the IQhub in November. Art Explosion returns after thousands of visitors enjoyed the unique exhibit in 2019. The event will run from November 30, 2021 through February 24, 2022 with special events each month. Admission to the Art Explosion
event is free.

Local artists are invited to display their works with a submission deadline of
November 9, 2021. All mediums are accepted on a first come, first served basis as space allows. Examples of artwork entered in 2019 include paintings, pottery, drawings, wood carvings, metal sculpture, photography and jewelry. Entries may be listed for sale. Pictures must have hanging capability or artist should provide an easel, and sculptures and carvings may be free-standing with tables provided by the IQhub. Locked glass display cases are available for small or valuable pieces.

The guest exhibit will kick-off on Tuesday, November 30th with a Giving Tuesday fundraiser. Throughout the three month long event, members of the public are invited to vote on their favorite piece of art. A very special Indoor Winter Farmers Market will be held on Tuesday, December 7th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Vendor space is available now. In January, there will be a painting night with Whimsical Party Gallery of St Johns. Art Explosion will conclude on February 24, 2022 with an artist “Meet & Greet” and people’s choice awards.

For more information on art entries or being a market vendor, please contact the IQhub at 989-227-3847 or email All entry and vendor form can be downloaded from the IQhub’s website at The IQhub is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to be a free educational center for agricultural history, innovation and exploration.