The 57th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Date 
Friday, 13 July 2018 - 5:00pm - Sunday, 15 July 2018 - 5:00pm

Events:

Friday, July 13, 2018: Friday Night Block Party for Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff: 5 pm-10 pm

Saturday, July 14, 2018: Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, 10 am-6 pm

Sunday, July 15, 2018: Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, 10 am-5 pm

 

The 57th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff will be held in Lake Bluff Park in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan on Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, July 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Artists from across the United States will come together to bring fine art and fine crafts for sale to the public at this nationally ranked art fair. Nearly 1,000 artists applied for the opportunity to be one of the juried artists featured at this year's event. This year 200 new and returning artists representing 11 media categories with unique, distinctive styles will participate.  

  • Enjoy the Krasl Kid's Zone, where children create make-and-take artwork, Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Donations are appreciated.
  • The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff features theChildren's Art Purchase Program for young people interested in starting their own art collection. Some of the artists have select art for sale at a cost of $10 and less for children age 14 and under to purchase. Participating artists have a "CAPP" sign on their booth.
  • Per City of St. Joseph ordinance, the KAF is a pet-free event. Pets are not permitted within the perimeter of the KAF for the duration of the weekend.
     
  • To kick off the weekend, the Krasl Art Center invites the community to the Friday Night Block Party - sponsored by Kruggel Lawton CPA's and The Livery Microbrewery, July13 from 5 pm-10:00 pm at Pearl Street & the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library Garden - suggested $5 donation. Enjoy top-notch local fare, including The Livery Microbrewery's beers, Lake Michigan Vintners' wines, and food trucks from Baja Gringo and Nosh Village. Entertainment will be provided by local trio The Backups and a rock/funk jam band from Ann Arbor - Pajamas and opening act, Jack Adams.

Take in the sights and sounds of this year's KAF at the Beer & Wine Garden! Enjoy beers from The Livery Microbrewery, award-winning Michigan wines from Lake Michigan Vintners, and delicious food from Nosh Village. Music by local performers and yard games provide a relaxing break during the Art Fair experience. The Beer & Wine Garden is located at Pearl Street & the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library Garden. It will be open on Saturday, from noon-6 pm and on Sunday, from noon-4 pm.

 

Food cARTsin the concession area at Lake Blvd. and Broad Street will sell farm-to-table fare and additional favorite treats while visitors enjoy entertainment by 98.3, The Coast.

 

Free parking andshuttle service is available at Kelley's Bowl at 2705 Cleveland Avenue and in the Edgewater business district at 511 Renaissance Drive. Shuttle buses will run continuously to drop off and pick up guests at the corner Ship Street & Lake Blvd. one hour before and one hour after the KAF. A $1 per person donation is requested.

 

For additional information, please visit https://krasl.org

 

About the Krasl Art Center:

The Krasl Art Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and is located in a 17,500 square foot, three-story building in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan. The Krasl Art Center has three public galleries, five studios, a library/lecture room, a black and white wet darkroom, a gift shop and a permanent collection of 41 sculptures. Through its mission of bringing people and art together, the KAC offers thoughtful exhibitions, community events such as the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff and Artisan Market/Soups On, engaging classes, outreach opportunities, and cultural exploration.

The Krasl Art Center galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm with Thursday hours extended to 9 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Gallery admission is free; however, donations are appreciated. For more information, please visit www.krasl.org or call 269.983.0271.




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