After more than ten years of managing a big art fair in Novi, MI, twice a year, Deann and George Verdier, owners of the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals announced that they have cancelled their contract with the Rock Financial Showplace for their April and November events to concentrate on their East Coast events. The well-managed and promoted event will be missed by the metro Detroiters who loved shopping indoors at these shows.
But, not to worry, folks. Scuttlebutt has it that local event producers are planning to step in. The owners of the Rock Financial Showplace have found dates to use, PLUS another big artist organization in the area (who will remain nameless) is also very interested in putting their spin on an event in this popular meeting place. Are we going to end up with four shows here? Heaven knows Michiganders don't need that many places to shop, that is, if there is anyone left in Michigan if the auto companies woes continue.
Stay tuned, and let me know if you can fill in the blanks here.