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 Located at 52700 Van Dyke Avenue, just south of 24 Mile Road

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Shelby Township Art Fair Committee Seeking Exhibitors and Sponsors

January 8, 2014 –The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee invites artists from near and far and Michigan based businesses to exhibit at its 31st Annual Art Fair, to be held on August 9 & 10, 2014 in the fun, festive atmosphere of the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds.  This fair has grown to be a 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.

 

The Municipal Grounds are located at 52700 Van Dyke Avenue, just south of 24 Mile Road. It’s easy to find, about 4 miles north of M-59 and less than 1 mile from M-53 in Shelby Township.

  

Artist & Michigan Made Products Vendor Features

  • Juried fair limited to 100 artists and 30 Michigan based businesses
  • 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
  • Easy load-in and load-out with assistance from local teen volunteers
  • Free daytime and overnight parking available close to exhibit areas
  • Overnight security on grounds
  • Complimentary coffee and donuts each morning
  • No commission taken on sales – artists and vendors are responsible for their own 6% sales tax
  • Advertising in local and regional publications, online, through social media such as Facebook and Pinterest, television and radio announcements, e-mail and Nixle blasts, flyers, banners and signs throughout the community, and through other promotional venues
  • Sponsor “Swag” Tote Bag for Artists & Vendors

 

2014 Event Features

  • Free parking and free entry for all visitors
  • Free shuttle bus from and to the Shelby Community Center for additional free visitor parking
  • Musical entertainment at the bandshell and strolling the grounds
  • Kid’s Corner Craft and Activity Area
  • Strolling Circus Acts and Performances by the Detroit Flyhouse Circus
  • Chalk Art and Kid’s Workshop with Street Artist David Zinn
  • Chainsaw Artist Mike Weiss - Demo and Silent Auction
  • Additional Entertainment to be determined
  • Participation of local Fire and Police Departments as well as that of the Historical Committee, Nature Center, and local service organizations
  • Great tasting, reasonably priced food concessions
  • Sponsor “Swag” Tote Bag for first 400 families each day

Get an APPLICATION here or phone 586-731-0300, stop by the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department, or email the Art Fair Committee Secretary Pam Reinhardt at preinhardt@shelbytwp.org.

 

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES are also available for this event.  Businesses and organizations can contribute to the success of the Art Fair as a supporter, with the purchase of a display ad, or as a Swag Bag or Entertainment Sponsor.  Please call 586-731-0300 or download the sponsor info here.