6.23.15

54th Annual Grand Haven Art Festival

The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg presents the 54th Annual Grand Haven Art Festival, taking place on June 27th & 28th from 10am-5pm. This festival transforms downtown Grand Haven into a chic, outdoor art gallery.

Grand Haven welcomes one hundred artists from across the United States to display and sell their masterpieces. There are a total of fourteen categories in which the artists can display. These mediums include clay, photography, paintings, and wood. The Art Festival offers a chance for artists to reveal their artistic creations to the public. You can find many experienced artists throughout the festival, while newer artists can be located at the Emerging Artist tent.

Grand Haven Art Festival

While the artists come to show and sell their work, the artists also participate in an on sight jury process. There are a total of five judges, awarding cash prizes for the winners of Best in Show, an Excellence Award, Jury’s Choice, and an Honorable Mention in all fourteen categories.

As an artist, reserving a spot for the festival is highly competitive, applying months in advance. The art work is then judged by a qualified jury, requiring that the artwork is hand crafted and original, before the artist is able to receive a spot at the festival. The competitive selection process allows for artists of different specialties to be able to attend the festival.

Grand Haven Art Festival

The festival is also family friendly and has something for everyone. The festival offers Family Fun Day, where FREE crafts and activities are available to children attending the event. These activities include paint sessions, kite making, bean bag toss and more. Another event happening simultaneously is the Community Stage, where different musicians will play every hour from 12-5pm. Some of the genres include acoustic guitar, pop, and jazz. Food vendors will also be available providing kettle corn, lemonade, and Mexican food.

Grand Haven Art Festival

The festival offers the chance for the community to come together and support the one hundred artists and their artwork. Don’t miss out on the chance to buy some one-of-a-kind art work from many talented artists!

Grand Haven Art Festival

More information can be found at grandhavenartfestival.org or like the festival on Facebook!

Have you been to the Grand Haven Art Festival before? Let us know in the comments below! 

Kathleen Deardorff Grand Haven Chamber{Guest Blogger Bio}
Kathleen Deardorff
Kathleen is the Event Intern for The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg. I am visiting Grand Haven for the summer from California and I am excited to be here! I am currently attend school at CSU Chico and aspire to earn my degree in Event Planning.

 

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