Artist Program


The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Artist program offers selected local and regional artists a unique opportunity to share their work and talent with students and art-lovers in the Forest Hills area.  Each artist will be launched with a public reception to introduce the artist to the community and unveil an exhibition of their work in the Center gallery. Each exhibit year will run from September to June and each artist will occupy the gallery for approximately a month.


Viewing the Exhibits

All exhibits at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center are held in the lobby and are free to the public.

Exhibit Hours
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday (excluding holidays when schools are closed)

Artist Receptions
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the day of the reception, in the FAC Lobby. Unless otherwise noted.

Everyone Welcome! FREE to the public!

Artist Program Events

Retrospective Art Exhibit- Celebrating 15 Years

October 8, 2021 - November 19, 2021

Join us as we celebrate 15 plus years of artists who have exhibited in the FAC gallery. We have over 70 artists who will have 1-2 pieces on display throughout the facility. we'll have paintings, clay, wood, paper, fabric and many other mediums. You won't want to miss this!!

Retrospective Exhibit Reception

October 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FHPS Staff & Community Art Exhibit

December 1, 2021 - December 17, 2021

We invite any FHPS Staff to enter their artistic works into this unique annual exhibit. The exhibit will also include artwork by members of the community who have created pieces in Community classes or Open Painting at the Community Center.

FHPS Staff and Community Art Exhibit

December 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Grand Valley Artists Exhibit

February 3, 2022 - March 19, 2022

This is a juried exhibit from Grand Valley Artists.
GVA was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest art groups in the Midwest and the oldest in Michigan. Not happy with the then-popular modern art focus of the local art community, Bill Kubiak, Armand Merizon, and Carl Forslund decided to start a group to focus instead on Realism and traditional art. GVA has grown to be a place where artists of all levels and media are welcome to meet, discuss, learn, and grow. Over the years, we've come to embrace all styles, from representational to abstract to non-representational art in all its forms.

Visit the artist's website!

FHPS Student Art Exhibit

March 24, 2022 - May 2, 2022

Selected artwork from FH students 7th-12th will be on display throughout the Fine Arts Center. This is a community favorite. You'll be amazed by the talent our students have.

KCAD Master of Art Education Graduate Showcase

May 6, 2022 - May 13, 2022

The Master Thesis Exhibitions feature the fully-developed work of those students who have completed their graduate studies. These students have spent their time at KCAD broadening both their technical abilities and their understanding of their respective disciplines, and this exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the process, methodology, and passion that went into the compilation of their final thesis projects.

Featuring graduate work by: Lynnette Robinson (MA Art Education), Sara Buzzitta Johnson (MA Art Education), Megan Lazare (MA Art Education), Colleen O'Donnell (MA Art Education)