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Call for Artists: Shelby Township Art Fair

August 9 & 10

Shelby Township, Michigan

Shelby Township Municipal Grounds 

52700 Van Dyke Avenue

Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm

Presented by Shelby Township Parks and Recreation and the Shelby Township Art Fair Committee

Up to 100 in Artists Area and Up to 30 in Michigan Made Products Area

Deadline: April 1

 

The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee invites artists from near and far and Michigan based businesses to exhibit in the fun, festive atmosphere of the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds.  Attendance has grown in the last few years with the addition of our new features. The fair is an area favorite for those looking for a great family outing and a wonderful venue to find that special piece for their home, themselves or for a gift. 

ARTISTS and FINE CRAFTERS that create works in paint, wood, glass, clay, metal, photography, jewelry, fibers, and more are being sought to exhibit. This is a juried fair where resale items are not permitted.

 

MICHIGAN-BASED BUSINESSES 

that make products for visitors to purchase and take with them are invited to apply to exhibit and in an area designated just for them. This was a new feature 2012 and has grown in popularity with the vendors and the fairgoers as well.  

Artist & Michigan Made Products Vendor Features

  • Juried fair limited to 100 artists and 30 Michigan based  business 
  • Spacious grassy 15' x 15' exhibit areas, many with shade  trees - some double booths available 
  • Reasonable jury and booth fees
  • Sponsor provided cash awards for juried art  
  • Friendly, helpful, organized staff including Easy load-in and load-out with assistance from local teen volunteer
  • Advertising in local and regional publications, online, through social media such as Facebook and Pinterest, television and radio , e-mail, flyers, banners and signs throughout the  community

2014 Event Features

  • Free parking and free entry for all visitors
  • Musical entertainment at the bandshell and strolling the  grounds
  • Strolling Circus Acts and Performances by the Detroit Flyhouse Circus
  • Chalk Art and Kid's Workshop with Street Artist  David Zinn
  • Great tasting, reasonably priced food concessions 
  • Participation of local Fire and Police Departments as well  as that of the Historical Committee, Nature Center, and local service organizations

APPLICATIONS 

are available by phoning (586)731-0300, stopping by the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department, or visiting  

www.shelbytwp.org/departments/prm (look for the "Art Fair" section in the menu) 

or by emailing the Art Fair Committee Secretary Pam Reinhardt at preinhardt@shelbytwp.org

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