Artists encouraged to enter Waterfront Art Festival

July 19, 2018  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

Summer is here, and the area’s largest and longest running art festival – Waterfront Art Festival –will once again set up in beautiful Ludington Park by the Karas Bandshell. Artists from all over the Upper Peninsula and just beyond will display their artwork at this fabulous art festival on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything from jewelry, photography, pottery, and much more will be available for purchase.

Waterfront will also be hosting the Young Artists’ Market, which provides young people with a great opportunity to display and sell their original works during the Art Festival. For the Young Artists’ Market, all artwork must be done by the artist (a limited amount of adult assistance is acceptable.) Work must be of a suitable quality to be sold, with samples having been approved by the Bonifas staff.

The juried Aug. 4 Art Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ludington Park near the bandshell.
Waterfront normally attracts more than 3,000 people each year, offering artists a valuable and fulfilling opportunity to sell work, present their creations to different people, engage in conversations with peers and viewers from across the region. Artists and art patrons can also enjoy the festival itself, with its live music, entertainment, food, and activities, according to Bonifas Arts Center Executive Director Sue Roll.

There will be different bands and entertainment at the bandshell stage all day long during the festival. The entertainment line-up for the day includes: The Remnants, the Escanaba City Band, Reflections, Theresa Klein and Augie Peters and Jim Finlan.


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