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Call for Artists: 41st Annual Frankfort Art Fair

August 18 & 19    
Frankfort, Michigan
Market Square Park
Coordinated by the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Fri. 4pm-8pm; Sat. 10am-5pm
180+ Artists
Deadline: August 16Original deadline was May 1

Application Fee: $175 TOTAL
$25 Jury Fee + Booth Fee: $125 + $25 Late application fee.

Where is Frankfort?  High on a bluff in the heart of Michigan's summer vacation land, the hidden gem of Northern Michigan on Lake Michigan and Betsie Bay.
From the Chamber of Commerce:
This very popular northern Michigan Art Fair has been voted one of the top 100 Art Fairs in Michigan!  This two-day event provides a variety of artists and food.  
Visitors specifically look for their favorite artists year after year.  We do our best to keep them in their same spot, so they know right where to find them!

The fair is in a beautiful park setting with up to 10,000 people in attendance.  It is one of the most popular art fairs in Northern Michigan.
There is also fun for the whole family with all the downtown businesses only 3 blocks away, including a book sale, pancake breakfast, concert in the park, cruise at A&W, pulled pork picnic, among many other activities that day and great local food.  You might even want to fit in some salmon fishing!
What's not to like?
  • two days
  • beautiful time of year for weather & tourism
  • spacious booth spaces:  12x12

Contact: Joanne Bartley,, Phone: (231)352-7251
More information about this tourism mecca:

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Comment by Joel Lockridge on August 21, 2017 at 7:50pm

If they were to make it a full two days, I may do it. But for just Friday evening and a short day Saturday, it's not worth it for me.

Comment by Connie Mettler on August 21, 2017 at 3:51pm

A very long drive for you, Joel. That is a beautiful town high on the bluffs over the dunes ... do you think you'll go back next year?

Comment by Joel Lockridge on August 20, 2017 at 8:30pm

I attended this show. Weather was nice and cool, and I dipped my toes into Lake Michigan for the first time. I only wish it had been Sunday as well for such a long drive (14).

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