Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Novi - Farmer/Artisan Market

Brand new concept brewing in NOVI, not yet finalized, so post your interest here as I work on this new opportunity for area artists!

We are still looking to get a feel for interest in this. Check it out and let me know. This would be an opportunity to show locally made artwork. We haven't confirmed times but we were thinking 3 - 7pm and it is a commitment of 5 Saturdays. Maybe a group could do It?

Call out to Farmers and Artists
Novi Farmer/Artisan Market

12 Mile Crossing at Fountainwalk and ArtsNovi are working on a new project for a weekly Farmer/Artisan Market in the center of the shoping complex. The event would be Saturdays in August and would include live music (sponsorships available). If you have some home-grown or hand-made wonderful flowers, great vegetables, jams, honey, herbs, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, etc. I will report feedback in a planning meeting scheduled for July 6.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Grosse Pointe - Portfolio Reviews

Maniscalco Gallery
Grosse Pointe, MI

The Maniscalco Gallery is seeking submissions for upcoming exhibits and possible exclusive representation in the Detroit area. Emphasis is on compelling bodies of work, ready for display. Submit three or more images (slide, print or .jpegs), labeled, including artist name, title, size, retail price & medium. Please include an SASE if you want your submission to be returned). Images may be submitted as slides, prints or .jpg via email. Also include artist statement and resume. No "NFS." For further information about submitting work, contact the gallery:

Maniscalco Gallery - 17728 Mack Ave. - Grosse Pointe, MI 48230 - (313) 886-2993

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bingham Farms - ArtServe Fundraising Event

ArtServe Michigan Jewelry Trunk Show

ArtServe Michigan and The Perfect Accessory are hosting a private jewelry trunk show featuring jewelry and scarves by artists in Michigan and the U.S. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ArtServe and its work advocating on behalf of arts, culture and creativity in Michigan. Please join us on Sunday, June 28th from 2 to 4 p.m. for afternoon tea and jewelry shopping! For more information:


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Detroit - Jazzin' on Jefferson

Jazzin' on Jefferson

When: 6/27/09
Where: Jefferson East Neighborhood

Local and regional jazz artists will perform on two stages at the Jazzin' on Jefferson free street festival. Food, art vendors and crafts are also available.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Northville - Art in the Sun

21st Annual Northville Art in the Sun
Downtown Northville is your fine art destination!

Presented by: Northville Art House
Place: Downtown Northville
Contact: Janet Bloom, Project Manager, Northville Art House cell: (248) 320-7599 janetbloom@live.com

The 21st Annual Northville Art in the Sun fine arts festival invites you to experience over 100 juried artists, lively music, food, kids’ activities, and the ambiance of downtown Northville! Over 15,000 people will enjoy the sights and sounds of this popular event on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. Festival Hours are Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Kids activities include: Sand Art, Plaster Painting, Sandy Candy, Caricatures, and Face Painting. Musical guests are: Sheila Landis, award winning jazz vocalist (Sunday, Noon-4:00 pm); Roy Scoutz, Classical Guitarist; Americamanta, Brazilian music; and Ken Majors, professional drummer (Saturday, 10:00 am—1:30 pm).

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit one of Michigan’s best-juried shows! For more information, leave a message at the Northville Art House at 248-344-0497 or visit online at www.northvillearts.org.

Sponsored by: Atlas Home Improvement, Everdry Waterproofing, Achieving Health Chiropractic Plus, Americraft, Trupp Family Care Chiropractic, Infinity Windows, Relax the Back, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Guttertoppers, Renewal by Andersen, and Varsity Lincoln Mercury.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mt. Clemens - Stars and Stripes Festival

Stars and Stripes Festival

When: 6/26/09 through 6/28/09
Where: Mt. Clemens
Three stages of musical entertainment characterize the Stars and Stripes Festival in Mt. Clemens. There are several other attractions as well, including an off-shore boat exhibit, family-fun zone, BMX stunt show, carnival rides, a 20-restaurant "Taste of America" and an art avenue.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Detroit - CCS TechFair

As published by the College for Creative Studies (CCS)

Don't miss the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival TechFair on June 26 and 27 at the College for Creative Studies

With activities spread all around Detroit and Windsor the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival (DWIFF) June 25 - 28 offers great events for the whole family - watch movies under the stars at the free drive-ins, walk the red carpet for premieres, laugh with your kids at the free Children's Film Festival and see how the industry works and how you can work for it at TechFair at College for Creative Studies (CCS).

As the film industry grows throughout the state the free TechFair offers attendees information on new technology, educational opportunities and resources related to the film and entertainment production industry. The TechFair is free to the public, to encourage networking, collaboration and the exploration of new ideas and opportunities. Come down and meet people from all aspects of the creative community- especially with those involved in the film and media production industry.

The 2009 DWIFF TechFair offers a powerful lineup of free workshops, discussion panels and guests, creating a great learning and networking opportunity - to view a schedule visit DWIFF CCS TechFair Schedule.

Representatives from CCS Admissions and Continuing Education staff will also be on-hand to discuss educational opportunities in the entertainment industry for college-bound and professional students.

The TechFair will be held Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Walter B Ford II building on the CCS campus.

To view get more information and tickets to other Detroit Windsor International Film Festival events visit DWIFF.org.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Detroit/Windsor International Film Fest

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

When: 6/25/09 through 6/28/09
Where: In and around Detroit and Windsor

More than a film showcase, the second annual festival is about the culture and creativity behind the industry. In addition to film, art and entertainment, several venues will be offering workshops, lectures, a job fair, behind-the-scenes demonstrations and discussions. The venues include the campuses of Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies (CineFlow TechFair), the University of Windsor, the Scarab Club, the DIA and the Detroit Public Library.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ann Arbor - Call For Art

Call for Entries: 2009 Annual All Media Exhibition

Like the Art Center itself, this juried exhibition has a long and rich history of showcasing Michigan artists. Reknowned Detroit artist Mitch Cope is this year's juror. Entries must be received by July 15, 2009.

THE ANN ARBOR ART CENTER 117 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI. 48104 734-994-8004 annarborartcenter.org

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hillsdale College - Portrait Invitational Call for Art

Call for entries:

2009 Michigan Portrait Invitational, Hillsdale College, deadline 7/15/09, juror Carl Samson, just MI artists. Portraits made after 2004 eligible.

I have forms that can be sent via e-mail for those who are interested.

Hillsdale College
33 East College Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Phone: (517) 437-7341
Fax: (517) 437-3923

Milford - Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Kensington

Join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this Friday, June 26 at Kensington Metropark in Milford on Friday, June 26 at 8PM. Admission is free with vehicle pass $4 daily, $12 seniors and $20 regular annual pass. Check here for details:


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Our Town Juried All Media Art Show‏

Download entry form to Our Town-Birmingham http://www.communityhouse.com/
Entries due July 10 for show on Oct. 15-17, 2009
For more information, call 248-644-5832 or e-mail calltoenter@communityhouse.com

Friday, June 19, 2009

Detroit - River Days

River Days

When: 6/19/09 through 6/21/09
Where: Detroit Riverfront, Downtown

If you haven't already explored Detroit's RiverWalk, River Days will give you the excuse to check it out. The three-day event includes a parade of sailboats and powerboats decorated in lights, musical performances, a dock-jumping competition and a historic tall ship. There will also be loads of food.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Novi - Great Lakes Art Fair, Call for Art

Join us for the Midwest's Premiere Indoor Art Fair! The Great Lakes Art Fair has become known for creating the ultimate event experience for both artists and their patrons ... Creative landscapes, exquisite food, and a premium location come together to create a show that is sure to be the best of your season!

Fall 2009 Application Now Open for the Great Lakes Art Fair
October 16.17.18 2009
Rock Financial Showplace
Novi, Michigan 48374

Show Hours
Thursday, October 15 (Move-in): 8am - 8pm
Friday, October 16: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, October 17: 9am - 6pm
Sunday, October 18: 10am - 5pm

Friday, July 31, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Applications now being accepted at www.zapplication.org
Event Information & Paper Applications at www.GreatLakesArtFair.com

Questions? Call us at 248.348.5600 or Email us at info@greatlakesartfair.com

I participated with the Great Lakes Art Fair in April 2009 and found it to be very worthwhile and expect even more of the Fall show.

Great Lakes Art Fair
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan 48374
(p) 248.348.5600
(f) 248.347.7720


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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Detroit Midtown - Midsummer Nights

Midsummer Nights in Midtown (aka Detroit's Festival of the Arts)

When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June
Where: Several locations off of Woodward Avenue by Wayne State University

The 22nd annual Festival of the Arts goes a new direction in 2009. While it will still showcase musicians, dancers and visual artists from around the world, it will have a new moniker (Midsummer Nights in Midtown) and will cover all the weekends in June.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Royal Oak - Sunset at the Zoo

Get ready for the WILDEST party of the year!

On Friday, June 19, 2009, 7-11:30 p.m., the Detroit Zoological Society will host its spectacular annual fundraising gala, Sunset at the Zoo, in the Main Picnic Grove at the Detroit Zoo. Don’t miss this creatively wild, 21-and-older fundraiser celebrating our new arrivals!

Tickets are required for this event. The zoo will close to the public at 2:00 this day only to prepare for the festivities. I wonder if they be brishing the amimals' teeth...


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Detroit Ronald McDonald House - Deck the Walls Art Opening

Join us for the 30th Anniversary Roast and Toast that will introduce the brand new Deck the Walls art display! June 18th.
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. , the special ‘Deck the Walls’ art expo and gallery display opens! Meet the Artists! Purchase the Artwork! Proceeds to go to RMHC of SE Michigan!
6:00 to 9:00 p.m., there will be delicious food (Three chefs specializing in a pig roast, vegetarian cuisine and Seafood dishes) ~ wine and beer and Sander’s Hot Fudge and Caramel Sundae Bar!
This pig roast celebrates special guest Jerry Young, who is a 30 year volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit.

Hawaiian attire and all guests will receive a commemorative 30th Anniversary Ronald McDonald House of Detroit T-shirt.

Cost: $50 per ticket
Call Jennifer@ 313-745-5911 for more details

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Brighton - Concert and Art Show

Come to InSights in Brighton tonight at 8 for music by Lauren Alm and new artwork by Tracey Vitkay. Doors open at 7, show begins at 8. Tickets as always are $10 for adults, $5 for children.

7187 Grand River Rd., Brighton, MI 48114
Office Phone: 810-623-5839



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Friday, June 12, 2009

Canton - Call for Art

17th Annual Canton Fine Arts - all Media

Submission Deadline: August 21
Show Dates: Oct.2-Oct.25
Juror: Robert Throne
entry forms contact Jennifer Tobin if needed...734-394-5484

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Royal Oak - Clay, Glass & Metal Show

June 12 - June 14, 2009

Friday 5:00p - Midnight

Saturday 10:00a - 7:00p

Sunday 11:00a - 5:00p

Downtown Royal Oak

Washington Ave. & Fifth St.

Shop for jewelry, gifts, decorative art and architectural pieces with 125 artists while kids express themselves at the Creative Arts Studio tent located at 5th & Washington Ave. Royal Oak’s favorite restaurants will provide food and beverage on Fifth Street this year. The event gets underway on Friday, June 12 on Fifth St. from 5 - Midnight with food, music and beverages. On Fifth Street food and music will run from 10 am – 11 pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm. Artists’ tents will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 pm Saturday and from 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. This is a juried art show.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ann Arbor - Top of the Park

First Friday Opening Night Celebration

June 12, 6:30 PM
Ingalls Mall
Free Show!
Family Friendly

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Call for Art - Floral Originals

Northville Art House - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Entries Due June 15. The Northville Art House presents: Art in Bloom, an all-media juried floral arts exhibition. Entry forms are available on the web site. Exhibit will open with an artist reception on July 3rd, as well as be a special stop on the Country Garden Club of Northville's Annual Garden Walk on July 8th. Join a beautiful and unique arrangement of all-media floral artwork created by local and regional artists.

Store & Gallery Hours
First Fridays Open 1-9 pm
Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-5pm

215 W. Cady Street
Northville, MI 48167

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Artist Share - Patrice Erickson

Check out the website of Patrice Erickson, a realist artist based in Michigan, specializing in fine art portraits and landscapes. Her credits include displays with the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, the Detroit Artist Market in Detroit, Gallery Uptown in Grand Haven and more. Take a look at her work:


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Detroit - Green Art Fair Call for Artists

Non juried, free, anyone can come, bring your own table.

Friends of the Detroit River, WA3 (Woodward Avenue Action Association), ARISE! Detroit Green Acres, Woodward Civic Association, Martin Park Association, Palmer Woods Association, Sherwood Forest Association, University District Association & University Commons Organization present PALMER PARK, The City of Detroit’s 1st Ecology Fair: More than 20 Environmental & Governmental Groups including Sierra Club, Detroiters for Environmental Justiceand Greening of Detroit. A Community Art Fair ART FAIR.

Entertainment: Gospel, Jazz, Blue Grass, Blues, Folk
Children’s Arts & Crafts by ‘The friends of the Belle Isle Aquarium’
Bring your own Picnic Lunch & chairs

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009 2~7 PM
North of Merrill Plaisance or Covington & Second Ave.
Major cross streets: four blocks north ofMcNichols (Six Mile) & Woodward

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fee Friday Night Concerts

Rhythmz in Riley Park Free Friday Concerts June 5 - August 28 7:00 pm


Also, note free concerts in Downtown Northville May 29 - August 28 7:00 pm


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Northville - First Friday Art Walk

Starring - The Gallery will be one of many participants in the monthly First Friday Art Walk this June 5, 6-9 PM.

Detail: The first Friday of each month downtown Northville comes alive to celebrate the arts. Northville's numerous art galleries and arts & crafts stores are open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Presented by the Northville Central Business Association.
For more information on the First Friday Art Walk, click here.

New this year:


Aspiring singers and dancers will participate in a talent competition that will allow performers to reach for the stars. This event is sponsored by Broughton Music Center, Miss Harriet’s Dance Studio, and Starring the Gallery.

While at Starring the Gallery, also ask about: Northville-Novi AAUW and Peace Love and the Planet Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Detroit - Wayne State University Art Expo

2009 WSU Visual Arts Education Exhibition June 5 - Jul. 10
Opening reception 6/5, 5-8pm


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Detroit - More Art Information

Check out this blog by a significant Detroit Artist, Dennis Jacobs:


Monday, June 1, 2009

Global Resource for Artists, Churches and Educators

Call for art through June 15

AEM is now accepting submissions for the 6th Annual Evening of Arts & Entertainment


All types of Visual Art, Performing Art, Film and Media Accepted

Mount Clemens Art Fair

Mount Clemens Art Fair coming up June 5-7 as presented by the Anton Art Center: