Grand Haven's Signature Summer Art Festival Returns June 29 - 30, 2013

Top Quote Eclectic Mix of Original Art - Affordable Crafts & Gift Items - Green Market Live Music - Family Fun Day - Art Giveaway. End Quote
  • Holland-Grand Haven, MI (1888PressRelease) June 27, 2013 - 52nd Annual Grand Haven Art Festival & Family Fun Day. 100 of the finest artists and crafters in country will converge upon Washington Avenue in downtown Grand Haven for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork, handmade crafts and unique gift items will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. A Green Market will offer exotic quality flowers, plants and gourmet items. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, www.ArtFestival.com - 561-746-6615. Free.

    WHAT: 52nd Annual Grand Haven Art Festival & Family Fun Day
    WHEN: June 29 - 30, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    WHERE: Washington Avenue in Downtown Grand Haven
    Navigational Address: 233 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
    WHY: To Support the Arts, the Local Economy, the Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg & Main Street DDA
    ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
    WEBSITE: www.artfestival.com
    CONTACT INFORMATION: info ( @ ) artfestival dot com or 561-746-6615

    The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg will once again host the city's signature summer Art Festival & Family Fun Day along Washington Avenue in downtown Grand Haven, June 29 - 30, 2013. This two-day festival features an eclectic mix of original art by the finest artists in the country and a separate art & craft market with affordable crafts as well as unique gift items. The artists and crafters are hand selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure an extensive variety of artistic media with broad appeal. A Green Market will feature exotic quality flowers, plants and gourmet items. Admission is free and open to the public.

    "This event is a wonderful celebration of the arts," says festival promoter Howard Alan. "It is very much like an outdoor art gallery, perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors interested in new quality investments as well as the casual shopper looking for unique gift items."

    The Chamber of Commerce of Grand Haven, Spring Lake Ferrysburg is also partnering with local merchants to host Family Fun Day, held on Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event provides free crafts and interactive activities for the younger festival-goers.

    West Michigan Cadillac Dealers is among the festival sponsors this year.

    Information At-A-Glance:
    June 29- 30, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Washington Avenue in Downtown Grand Haven
    Free Admission
    Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
    Original Artwork Handmade in America
    100 artists and crafters from 30 different states
    Prices set to suit all budgets - ranging from as little as $15 to $30,000
    Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
    All artists on site for duration of festival
    Art Giveaway
    Vast array of artistic media: paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
    Wide variety of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft
    Family Fun Day - interactive art activities for children provided by local businesses.
    Green Market - featuring exotic quality flowers, plants and gourmet items

    About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:
    Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation's finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The group's founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique with works of both established and emerging artists.

    For additional information on the 52nd Annual Grand Haven Art Festival and Family Fun Day contact Courtney Geurink at CGeurink ( @ ) grandhavenchamber dot org or 616-842-4910, you may also visit www.artfestival.com. For more information on other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, call 561-746-6615.

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