MWRts Fest Exhibit 2022

MWR would like to invite you to participate in their 2nd Annual MWRts Exhibit.  The Art Exhibit is planned for August 8-12, 2022 in the H-D-I Federal Center Ballroom.  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.  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 on or after April 1, 2021.  Artworks must be submitted to MWR staff in room 2-1-66 by July 30, 2022.  All paintings, drawings, watercolors, photographs, and graphics should be framed (if possible) and ready for hanging. 

Veterans who are registered with the Battle Creek VA Medical Center can also be entered into the 2022 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 269-961-4544.

 For more information on this event, contact Amanda Gentis at 269-961-4544 or OR Steven Gales at 269-961-7032 or  

Watch MWRts 2021 Exhibit Video
Creative Sessions

Are you wanting to participate in the 2022 MWRts Exhibit, but aren’t sure if you have time to create a piece of artwork? MWR would like to provide a time for you to create your art and enjoy the process without the stress!  MWRts Creative Session will be from 1100-1300 in room 2-1-64.  Please bring your art supplies, your creativity and enjoy the process of creating your artwork!

MWR will offer limited supplies and some kits for those who want to be creative and create pieces of artwork that can be submitted for the competition!

 Upcoming Sessions: 

  • May 19th- Photography
  • June 2nd- Colored Drawing 
  • June 16th- Collage 
  • June 30th-Black and white Photography 
  • July 14th- complete your work session 

 For more information on these sessions, contact Amanda Gentis at 269-961-4544 or OR Steven Gales at 269-961-7032 or  

 Watch a quick video of the 2021 MWRts Fest Exhibit:

Learn more about MWRts Exhibit retuning to the H-D-I Federal Center August 8-12, 2022 at:


Creative Session 05/05/2022: Assemblage
Creative Session 04/21/2022: Premade Kits
Creative Session 04/14/2022: Acrylic Painting