Holland Friends of Art was founded in 1963 through the efforts of a group of artists, patrons, and the City of Holland. The goal was to initiate an annual art show and to stimulate community awareness of the creative talents in the Holland area. We have grown over the years to be a well-respected supporter of the visual arts within West Michigan.
Membership is open to all persons with an appreciation for art. HFA welcomes the artist and the crafts-person regardless of skill level. Whether beginner, amateur, professional, teacher or student, we embrace those who support the growth of art appreciation and education within our community.
Regular membership meetings foster art appreciation through lectures and demonstrations and come complete with fellowship, lively discussion, and refreshments.
Periodically, mini-shows are held and friendly exchanges of ideas and critiques occur.
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Holland Friends of Art is proud to sponsor the following:
Gallery 602 collaboration with Holland Hospital; An interchangeable gallery space provided by Holland Hospital,for members to exhibit and,possibly,sell their art.
Zeeland Community Hospital Gallery; An interchangeable gallery space provided by Zeeland Community Hospital,for members,to exhibit and,possibly,sell their art.
Ottawa County Fair Art Show: An annual open awards show.
HFA Members Spring Time Show: An annual HFA members award show.
HFA Visiting Artist Series: A montly meeting where we invite the public and HFA members to come to listen to/watch a special guest artist,speak on and/or demonstrate their work.
Art in the Park: An annual arts and craft fair held in downtown Holland on the first Saturday in August
"MI Arts" Visual Art Competition and Exhibition at the Holland Area Arts Council; A state wide open show.
"Debut" High School Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition at the Holland Area Arts Council; An open awards show,to area high school students.
HFA Art Student Scholarship for high school seniors: For students entering college to pursue the visual arts
The Holland Friends of Art supports and collaborates with the Holland Area Arts Council on multiples fronts.
We have recently made our home within the walls of the arts council building at 150 East 8th Street in downtown Holland, Michigan.