- in a GALLERY@VT Exhibition
- with a Concert Band
- in a Theatrical Production
- by Renting the Village Theater
- by joining our Usher Team
Call for Artists to be featured in the 28th Annual FIne arts exhibition at the Gallery at Cherry Hill
The Gallery at Cherry Hill is now accepting entries for the 28th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition, which will be on display October 4 through October 30, 2022. Entries for this distinguished exhibition are currently being accepted through August 31, 2022. All media is accepted for this outstanding exhibition. Only digital image files will be accepted for review online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org. Paintings and hangings should not exceed five feet wide or six feet high, 40 pounds in weight and must be properly and appropriately framed and prepared for hanging. Sculpture dimensions musts not exceed 5' x 5' x 6' and 200 pounds in weight. Original works of art must have been completed in the last three years. A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for each submitted piece is required.
The competition will award $1,950 in cash prizes: Best of Show $750; Second Place $500; Third Place $300; two Honorable Mentions of $100 each; and four Merit Awards of $50 each. Juried results will be emailed by September 12, 2022.
Submissions are due by August 31, 2022.
Your submission must include:
- Artist's full name, address, phone number, email, etc...
- Artist's Statement: Artists must provide a statement describing his or her art, influences, background, and information regarding technique to be used in conjunction with the exhibition. The Village Theater reserves the right to edit the statement. Any part of this statement may be reprinted or used in news releases and publications.
- Current resume or biography
- List of representative images submitted: Document artwork including the artist's name, title, medium, dimensions and date of the work.
- Representative images (maximum of 9). All images must be in jpg format and no larger than 5 MB. Please include all required information with images.
Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
Questions may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734/394-5300.
We are seeking artists for inclusion in a resource directory for consideration of possible future collaborations. All artistic media will be considered, including visual art, performing arts, and multimedia, such as painting and sculpture. All local artists within 30 miles of Canton are eligible for inclusion and will be considered for future projects.
To be considered for inclusion in this artist directory, please email the following information:
- Contact Name
- Email Address
- Type of Media
- Brief Description of Work
Artists are encouraged to submit their information as soon as possible.
Please mail or email your press pack and/or artist info and pricing to:
Attention: Elli Fassois
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Road
Canton, MI 48187
We will review all publicity materials received and contact you with questions or interest in booking. Canton Township receives a great deal of interest from entertainers, with only a limited amount of opportunities. Please allow a reasonable amount of time to review submitted materials. All information will be kept in our resource files for future consideration.
Canton Concert Band
The Canton Concert Band began in
Rehearsing every Thursday night at 7 pm in the Biltmore Studio at the Village Theater, the Canton Concert Band performs two concerts a year at the theater, and at numerous other functions throughout the community.
Participating in the band has been a great way to meet new friends, as well as pursue their mutual love of music.
Interested in playing?
Visit their website, Facebook page, or email their director, Jim Blough.
The Michigan Philharmonic, under the direction of Nan Washburn, offers exciting new opportunities to provide culturally enriching and educational programming in Plymouth, Canton, and surrounding communities. The orchestra plays a full season of concerts from September to May, with several special concerts and events throughout the year.
For more information on how to audition contact:
Email Faith Demorest, Personnel/Production Manager
Spotlight On Youth
Spotlight on Youth (SOY) exists to create an extraordinary youth centered theater experience and to advance theater as a means of educating, challenging and inspiring young people.
SOY seeks to become a model for excellence in theater, striving to lead in quality productions for young people, in theater training, and in generating opportunities for using theater in education and community development. We seek to create a cultural center for youth and families, where programs and activities will celebrate diverse art forms, ideas and cultures.
SOY is open to ALL youth age 5 and above - no experience required.
Join the fun of SOY by auditioning for a show or enrolling in a summer theater camp - SOY "casts" all youth that audition and finds a meaningful role for each youth in the show. Camp - limited enrollment - all are welcome!
Spotlight Players are partnered with The Village Theater at Cherry Hill and Ridge Roads in Canton. Our partnership with the theater provides us with the privilege of rehearsing and performing inside the beautiful state-of-the-art facilities that are as unique as they are luxurious.
Audition and information about how to participate backstage is made available via Spotlight's Website (HTML).
Formed in 2007, TLC Productions was founded by Tim "T" Chanko, Linda "L" Pohl, and Christopher "C" Tremblay. TLC Productions is a resident theater group of The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. The first original work by TLC Productions was Behind the Curtain, which was completed in 2007 and staged in 2008 at The Village Theater. The mission of TLC Productions is to bring original works to the stage. As a Canton-based arts organization, TLC Productions seeks to provide opportunities for aspiring and emerging playwrights. In addition to authoring new works, TLC Productions established the Canton One Acts Festival and StageLab24 at The Village Theater.
TLC is by invitation only adults 18 and over, unless their are open roles for younger ages. Those interested in participating as an actor, musician, playwright, director, backstage crew or other gifts/talents should email Tim, Linda, or Christopher, visit TLC Productions (HTML) or call 734-926-8527.
By Renting the Village Theater
The Village Theater is a performing arts and education center that expands visitors' creativity and artistic horizons.
In addition to the entertaining Village Theater line-up, both the 400 seat Main Auditorium and the 80 seat flexible Biltmore Studio are available to rent. Included in the rental rate all producers receive:
Lighting and Sound Equipment
Front of House Staff
View more rental information (HTML).
Become an Usher!
The Village Theater is committed to providing quality customer service to the organizations who rent the facility and to the patrons who attend the performances.
Our ushers play a key role in providing top customer service. It is essential for all of our ushers to treat every interaction as an opportunity to leave a positive impression of our theater. Ushers are often the only staff interaction for many of our patrons!
As a volunteer usher you will also have the opportunity to meet new people, see shows free of charge during your shift and receive 50% off tickets to most shows the day of a performance. We also engage our ushers in social events such as our annual holiday party.
Please considering joining our team!
We are excited to be launching our youth usher program this summer. This is a great opportunity for anyone ages 14-17 to join our team of ushers and learn more about the theater, make new friends, and build customer service skills.
2021 training dates TBA
Only one training session per year needs to be attended, but if you would like to brush up on training at any time, you are welcome to attended more! All training sessions will be held at The Village Theater.
For more information or to sign up for a training date, please contact our Usher Coordinator by calling the theater at 734/394-5300 and leaving her a message that you are interested in joining. Please indicate whether you are a youth or adult usher. Our coordinator will send you a training manual for a better overview and to help you decide if you would like to join us!