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Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, MI, had the most amazing weather this weekend and it sounds like sales responded. This is a huge event that hosts an art fair (130 artists) and also has 8 stages and food from top restaurants throughout the region. As many as 250,000 people attend. 

The prizewinners:

Best of Show: Fong Choo, ceramics
1st. Place: JD Dennison, photography
2nd Place: Nancy Strailey, Drawing
3rd Place John and Mary Lee, Jewelry

Award of Excellence:
1. Terence Butler, MM 2-3D
2. Judy Sledge, Fabric-Fiber
3. Jeffrey St. Romain, MM 2-D 
4. Andy Carter, Wood 
5. Vince Pernicano, Glass 
6. Corey Bechler, Ceramics 
7. Alec LaCasse, Sculpture 

Spirit of the City Award: Judy Bowman Booth# 6

Golden Dolly Award: Scott Martin - this award goes to the best artist's helper and is always a favorite award, including a small check to the helper. Learn more here.

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Comment by Christina L. Towell on September 7, 2016 at 8:39am

Perfect weather, indeed!  We didn't make it over there this year but so glad they had a good week-end for it and great crowds, too, by all reports.  I see Judy Sledge won an Award of Excellence, so great, I met her last year at the Palmer Park Art Fair...congratulations to you, Judy, and all the award winners!

Comment by Craig Roderick and Sara Beck on September 7, 2016 at 8:58am

We were in booth 132 on Lincoln Street.  It was our first time at this show and we did OK sales wise.  Because of a snafu involving a TV interview the previous morning we were too tired to make it to the awards breakfast.  Connie, if you were there sorry we missed meeting you in person.  If I can work it in I will write a review this evening.  

Comment by Connie Mettler on September 7, 2016 at 11:15am

Hope you can, Craig. This show is such an amazing event. I'm sure you saw lots of people. We did it for many years. I don't think there is another show in the country that has such diversity in the crowd. If you've got something they like it is sold!

I was not there, Craig. We'll meet up somewhere down the road.

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