Inaugural MWRts Festival

August 12, 2021 | 9:00am-2:00pm |

MWR would like to invite you to participate in their Inaugural Art Exhibit! We are hoping this will become an annual event that we have to offer. The Art Exhibit is planned for August 12, 2021 at the H-D-I Federal Center.  Exact room location and times to be decided due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

All MWR patrons can participate in this event!  This includes Military members, DoD Employees, Retirees, Contractors, Veterans, and their families! 

For the art competition there will be a category for all patrons who are 18 and older and a category for children ages 5-17.   Veterans who are registered with the VA Medical Center can also be entered into the 2021 VA Creative Arts Festival in which these artworks will be judged against other Veterans with the chance to earn a place in the National competition!  To register for this special competition please email or call 269-961-7032 

There are over 50 categories in which your artwork may be entered:  Everything from Fine Arts to Applied Arts and Kits!  Brochure with category and rules will be shared when they become available. 

Any artwork entered must be created after April 1, 2020.  Artworks must be submitted to MWR staff in room 2-1-66 by July 30, 2021.  All paintings, drawings, watercolors, photographs, and graphics should be framed and ready for hanging. 

For more information on this event, contact Steven Gales at 269-961-7032 or  

To learn about Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Marketing Manager Kate Lambert Lee at 269-961-4124 or

Rules, Categories, and Registration Forms Can Be Found Here