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 craftsman regardless of skill level. Whether beginner, amateur, or professional, 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.
Holland Friends of Art also sponsors the following events: Tulip Time Art Show, Zeeland Hospital Exhibit, Annual West Michigan Fine Art Competition and Exhibition, Holland Hospital Exhibit and Art in the Park. We also hold periodic workshops, occasional painting days, pot-luck dinners and get-togethers throughout the year.
Please see the newsletter for upcoming activities as well as other art events in the surrounding area.
HFA offers several scholarships to area high school seniors and provides prize monies for the area high school art competition and exhibit known as Debut. HFA is also a member of the Holland Area Arts Council.