Arti Gras is a Party for the arts and a fundraiser for Salt Valley Arts.

Each year the party, held in March, has a different theme or twist.

Arti Gras 2020 - Make Your Fortune

Arti Gras 2020 will be a silent auction of art inspired by the artist’s “fortune”.


The Artist's Challenge 

Each artist will receive a “fortune (like the ones you get in a cookie at a Chinese restaurant) to use as inspiration for their artwork for the silent auction.

An artist fortune may be "Blue skies are coming your way soon." or  "A feather in the hand is better than a bird in the air."

Art can be in any medium as long as it will fit through the door. Last year we had scarves, watercolor paintings done in oil, watercolor, encaustic and acrylic, photographs, felted bags, quilts, fine jewelry necklaces and earrings.



Artists- Become an Arti Gras "Fortunate" Artist by submitting a Fortunate Artist form

Entry Fee $15 or $20 for 2 Fortunes

  • Submit Fortunate Artist form by mail to Salt Valley Arts, PO Box 588, Saline MI 48176

  • Online 2020 entry form at 

  •  In the Arti Gras 2020 box at Salt Valley Arts

  • Or sign up at the Draw Party On December 8, 2:00 – 3:30

Then find out your “fortune” at the Draw Party on December 8, 2:00-3:30 at Salt Valley Arts

Fortunes may be traded among artists. 


Fortunes will be available until January 17, 2020   

Art work turned in by February 1, 2020

Arti Gras 2020 Make Your Fortune - Sunday March 1, 2020

1:30 auction item preview

2:00 bidding starts with staggered closing bid times.


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