June 2014: My Turf, watercolor by Helga Flower
My Turf, watercolor by Helga Flower

Artistic Opportunities

Last updated: June 9, 2014

Waterfront Art Festival

The Waterfront Art Festival, presented by the Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba, is Saturday, August 2, in Escanaba’s Ludington Park.  The festival is open to original work of artists 18 and older.  Jury is in hand or by digital image.  Spaces are 15 x 15’.  Hours are from 10 to 4.  Space fees are $75.  Entry deadline is June 14, 2014 (postmark deadline).  For more information, contact cindy@bonifasarts.org.  The application is available on the Bonifas Art Center website at:  http://www.bonifasarts.org/bonifasinfo.cfm?pageid=8.

EUPFAC's 9th Annual DeTour Arts Festival

The DeTour Arts Festival will be held Saturday, July 26th, in the DeTour Harbor Marina.  Fees are $40 for a 10 x 10 space in the tent; $20 for an outside space.  The EUPFAC is dedicated to artists and artisans whose products are created or crafted by hand, reflecting skills of the individual.  Imported or commercially produced products are not appropriate.  Call Paula Harshman at 906-297-2049    for application.  The entry deadline is July 15.

Authors Invited to Participate in September Book Fair

Creative Endeavors, a support group for writers and authors, is launching the first in a series of annual EUP Book Fairs.  The Fair will be held in the Faith Lutheran Church, 1600 Park Street in the Sault on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The registration fee for participating authors is ten dollars.  Creative Endeavors will provide a table;  two chairs; signage; an information table; and eleven slots, assigned on a first come, first serve basis, for fifteen minute readings.  Creative Endeavors will also provide flyers, maps and publicity for the fair.  For an additional eight dollars, participants may have a catered lunch delivered to their table, but lunches must be ordered in advance.  Participants are expected to remain for the complete six-hour fair during which they may show and sell their books.

For more information or a registration form contact:  Beverly McBride (bmcbride11@gmail.com) or Judy Merrill Smith (judymerrillsmith@gmail.com)

42nd Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival (Application)

2014 Sault Summer Arts Festival. Applications now available!

Applications are already coming in for the 2014 Sault Summer Arts Festival which will be held Tuesday, August 5, on the spacious grounds of the Sault City Hall. The juried festival is open to all original art and fine crafts that are exhibited by the creating artist. Applications are available for download on our website (www.saultarts.org), by e-mailing: saac@saultarts.org or by calling Jean Jones at 906-437-5463. The fee is $100 for a 10 x 10 foot space.

Cash awards include the $300 Olive Craig Best of Show Award, the $150 Best of Crafts Award, the $150 Painting Award, the $75 Judge’s Choice Award and $50 Awards in nine other categories.

Jury is by digital or print photo or by bringing work into Alberta House for in-hand jurying.  Three photos are required, except for jewelers who should submit five.  Jury deadline is June 1, 2014.

2014 Juried Art Exhibition, Crooked Tree Art Gallery

Open to all Michigan artists, 18 and older.  Online entry, June 1 to July 31, 2014.  Exhibition dates September 20 to November 8, 2014.  On or after June 1, go to the Call for Entry website (www.callforentry.org) and follow prompts to submit application to “Crooked Tree Arts Center 2014 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition”.  Please note that all applicants must create a user name and password with Call for Entry to apply.  (Ed. note:  This is a general call-for-entry site, not the Crooked Tree site.)

Actors Needed For Rendezvous Historical Play July 26 & 27

The second annual Rendezvous in the Sault will take place July 26 and 27 on the City Hall grounds and at the Historic Water Street Homes.  This colorful event is a living history encampment complete with costumed re-enactors, demonstrators, food, musical entertainment, educational displays and activities for the whole family.  This year’s Rendezvous includes a themed dinner cruise on the Soo Locks Boat Tours with a short play about the events that played out in 1814.  The Rendezvous Committee is calling for both male and female actors interested in portraying various local figures in the play, at the dinner cruise and throughout the weekend.  Those interested should get in touch with Angie Patterson at apatterson@sault.com.  For more information, visit the Rendezvous website at www.historicwaterstreet.org/rendezvous.

Sault Area Arts Council Home Page
217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
e-mail: saac@saultarts.org Phone: (906) 635-1312