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Call for Artists: 32nd Annual Shelby Township Art Fair

August 8 & 9

Shelby Township, Michigan

Shelby Township Municipal Grounds
52700 Van Dyke Avenue
Presented by Shelby Township Parks and Recreation
and the Shelby Township Art Fair Committee
Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm
Up to 100 in Artists Area and 
Up to 30 in Michigan Made Products Area
Application deadline: April 1

The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee is seeking artists, fine crafters, and Michigan Made Products vendors for its 32nd Annual Shelby Township Art Fair, held on the township's municipal grounds on Van Dyke Avenue, just south of 24 Mile Road.

This juried fair is limited to 100 artists and 30 Michigan based product selling businesses. With quality and variety in mind, art and fine crafts in clay, wood, painting, printing, drawing, fibers, metal, glass and other 2D and 3D mediums are being sought. A limited number of jewelers will be accepted.

All booths are outdoors on grass, measure approximately 15'x15', and many have shade trees.  Some double booths are available.

  • The jury fee is $10
  • booth fees are $140 for artists and $60 for the MI Made area.  
  • Cash prizes are awarded to artists and fine crafters.
  • friendly, helpful, organized staff
  • easy load-in & load-out, Friday night set-up, 
  • plenty of free daytime & overnight parking close to exhibit areas
  • overnight grounds security, and complimentary coffee and donuts each morning help to create a fun, friendly atmosphere.
Advertising in local and regional publications, internet social media, television and radio announcements, e-mail blasts, flyers, banners and signs throughout the community, and more bring over 10,000 visitors to the event.

Features for visitors include free parking and shuttle bus, family friendly musical and other entertainment, kid's craft and activity area, great tasting food, and a sponsor tote bag giveaway.

Confirmed sponsors include Christian Financial Credit Union, Genisys Credit Union, Shelby Community Foundation, Plante Moran, PLLC, and Nickel & Saph, Inc.  Additional sponsor opportunities are available.

For more information or to obtain an application please call Pam Marshall at (586)731-0300, or e-mail

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Comment by Christina L. Towell on March 24, 2015 at 10:15am

I wasn't aware that Shelby Twp. had a Summer Art Fair but now that I do, I may have to go as my husband's sister and brother-in-law live there and we could visit them and check it win, right?

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