Art Explosion begins November 30 at IQhub

Calling all artists and art lovers. A very special guest exhibit will be coming to the IQhub in November.

Art Explosion returns after thousands of visitors enjoyed the unique exhibit in 2019. The event will run from November 30, 2021 through February 24, 2022 with special events each month. Admission to the Art Explosion event is free.

Local artists are invited to display their works with a submission deadline of November 9. All mediums are accepted on a first come, first served basis as space allows. Examples of artwork entered in 2019 include paintings, pottery, drawings, wood carvings, metal sculpture, photography and jewelry. Entries may be listed for sale. Pictures must have hanging capability or artist should provide an easel, and sculptures and carvings may be free-standing with tables provided by the IQhub. Locked glass display cases are available for small or valuable pieces.

The guest exhibit will kick-off on Tuesday, November 30 with a Giving Tuesday fundraiser. Throughout the three month long event, members of the public are invited to vote on their favorite piece of art.

There will also be special events hosted at the IQhub, through out the guest exhibit.
– First, a very special Indoor Winter Farmers Market will be held on Tuesday, December 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Vendor space is available now
– Next, there will be a painting night with Whimsical pARTy Gallery of St Johns on Wednesday, January 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
РThe grand finale of Art Explosion will be an artist Meet & Greet with people’s choice awards on Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you are interested in submitting art or if you are interested in being a market vendor, please contact the IQhub at 989-227-3847 or email

The IQhub is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to be a free educational center for agricultural history, innovation and exploration.

Rotary hat, glove and mitten drive ends December 7

The St. Johns Rotary Club is sponsoring a Hat, Glove and Mitten drive on behalf of The Voice for Clinton County’s Children.

Drop off locations include:

– Pauli Ford 2389 S US-27 in St. Johns

– Sparrow Clinton Rehab and Fitness Center between Biggby and Subway in the Southpoint Mall

Postponed SJHS Theatre production rescheduled

The St. Johns Teatre production of Anything Goes at SJHS has been rescheduled for the following dates and times:

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

The annual Santa Parade will be taking place in downtown St. Johns on Friday, December 3rd. Since a large number of students will be performing in the parade as members of the Redwing March Band, there will not be a performance on Friday, December 3.

Tickets may still be available for the rescheduled shows at