Elk Rapids, Michigan
Veteran's Memorial Park
Deadline: April 1
Elk Rapids is at the center of some of the most affluent real estate in northern Michigan, on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, near Charlevoix and Harbor Springs. This area has really blossomed with new homes, golf courses and galleries in the last ten years, making it a desired vacation second home location, for people from Chicago and Detroit.
The art fair is held in Veteran's Memorial Park, by Grand Traverse Bay in the heart of this charming harbor town. Patrons can walk two short blocks where they will find restaurants, antique shops and art galleries. Elk Rapids already attracts an art-loving clientele the year around.
The organizers have planned every detail including a reception (appetizers and wine) the night before for the artists and volunteers. The next morning volunteers are on hand with golf carts at 5am to unload artists vans and help with setup. Then the sun comes out and the people show up. As they know this is a one-day show so it is "now or never."
$1000 Best of show; 2 - $400 Honorable Mention; $125 People's Choice
1 space, 1 artist - $125; 1 space, 2 artists - $175; 2 spaces, 1 artist - $250
--This was a terrific show, well organized, advertised, and well attended. Glad to be in the show.
--My compliments to all involved. The art presented was upscale. Very well done.
--Thanks for selecting fine art (as opposed to crafts). It's very difficult to find art shows, and if you continue to keep a high standard and accept only fine art, you will get that reputation and buyers coming with the knowledge that it is an art show and they are prepared to spend accordingly.
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