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CALL FOR ARTISTS!  29th Annual Shelby Township Art Fair

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The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee invites artists from near and far to exhibit at its 29th Annual Art Fair, always held on the second week of August in the park-like setting of the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds.  Artists that create their own works in paint, wood, glass, clay, photography, jewelry, fibers, and more are being sought.  Since its inception the Shelby Township Art Fair has become an event that many look forward to visiting and has grown to be a favorite for those looking for a great way to spend a summer day with the family.

The Shelby Township Municipal Grounds, located at 52700 Van Dyke Avenue, just south of 24 Mile Road, makes for a festive, friendly atmosphere for artists to exhibit and sell their own works.  This is a juried fair where buy/sell products are not permitted.  It features spacious grassy 15’ x 15’ exhibit areas, shade trees, large crowds, family musical entertainment, and a craft and activity area for children, making it a show for all ages to enjoy.  Admission, parking and a shuttle bus service are both free, and plenty of tasty refreshments are available for purchase.


  • Model Sailboat Races throughout the weekend on Heritage Garden Lake
  • DIA Inside Out Exhibit
  • Youth Art Exhibition and Competition*
  • Sand Sculpture Exhibition and Kid’s Sand Play Area* – Sponsorship Available
  • Chalk Art – Sponsorship Available*
  • Free Drawing Lessons for Adults and Children* – Sponsorship Available
  • Cirque Amongus Performances – Sponsorship Available
  • Old-time Craft Demonstrations*
  • Kid’s Mural Painting Area – Sponsorship Available
  • Local and Michigan Made Products Area*
  • Sponsor “Swag” Tote Bag for Artists and First 400 Attendees

*These features are dependent on funding and/or community response

The 2012 Fair dates are Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 with operating hours from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.  The application deadline of April 1st is quickly approaching, so interested artists are encouraged to see the link below to download an applicaiton or contact the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department by phone at 586-731-0300 or via email at for more informaiton.



Below are some photos from the 2012 Shelby Township Art Fair




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