MacRostie Art Center (MAC) presents its annual summer art fair — a community celebration of art and creativity! The Downtown Art Fair will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Historic Central School grounds in downtown Grand Rapids. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The Downtown Art Fair is sponsored by Rapids Printing, Lefty’s Tent and Party Rental, and Paul Bunyan Communications.

ART, MUSIC AND FOOD | REGIONAL VENDORS

Over 20 regional artist vendors will be on site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. displaying and selling artwork including painting, glass, woodworking, pottery, jewelry, weaving and more. Food vendors include Nana Chelle’s Cafe and Up North Kettle Corn. Live music will be featured throughout the event with singer/songwriter Annie Humphrey from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by acoustic folk guitarist Mike Miller on stage from 1-3 p.m.

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES AND GAMES | FREE FOR ALL AGES

Art Fair patrons of all ages are invited to celebrate their creativity under the MAC tent with free hands-on activities throughout the day. MacRostie Art Center instructors will lead free art activities for kids and families, and GoodSpace Murals will lead a community mosaic making activity as part of a new piece of public art coming to Grand Rapids this fall. No art experience or pre-registration is necessary. The event will also include giant lawn games and a birch bark weaving demonstration by John Zasada.

RAFFLE | SUPPORT MACROSTIE ART CENTER

An art raffle benefiting the work of MacRostie Art Center will be held under the MAC tent throughout the day. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance at MacRostie Art Center or at the Art Fair on July 13 for a chance to win. Grand prizes include an aurora borealis photograph by Bob Conzemius, a deluxe art supply kit, and a custom ribbon bag by Buckanaga Social Club, as well as over a dozen art items donated by the onsite artist vendors. Raffle winners will be announced beginning at 3 p.m.

For more information, contact MacRostie Art Center at 218-326-2697 or info@macrostieartcenter.org.

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