The 2020 Sault Summer Arts Festival Has Been Canceled

48th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival Planned for Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Get the application

We’re being optimistic and scheduling the 48th Sault Summer Arts Festival for the first Tuesday in August — August 3 — again on West Portage between Osborn and Ashmun, just south of the Soo Locks in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, MI. We are assuming it will be safe to have it by then with masks and social distancing but, if not, all application money will be refunded.

The festival application is downloadable on the Arts Council Website: If you would like a printed copy, email the arts council at: and we’ll mail one to you.

The festival space fee is $100 for a 10 x 10' space, with double spaces also available for $200. Arts Council members of a year or more pay half that. Two exhibitors may share a space if both have been juried in. Jury is by digital image (best) or photograph, three for each category entered, with the exception of jewelry, which requires five. Multimedia artists will need a set of photographs for every category they expect to exhibit. The jury deadline is June 1.

The Sault Summer Arts Festival gives multiple awards donated by area businesses and professionals. The top four are the $300 Best of Show Award, the $150 Painting Award, the $150 Best of Crafts Award, and the $75 Judge’s Choice Award. $50 awards are given in Design, Fiber, Photography, Graphics, Wood, Jewelry, Glass, Metal, Pottery and Display.

Questions? E-mail:

Sault Area Arts Council
217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
e-mail: Phone: (906) 635-1312