Explore 172 Artists in Lake Bluff Park during the 60th Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Explore 172 Artists in Lake Bluff Park during the 60th Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff has been part of St. Joseph’s history since 1962 when a handful of local artists shared their artwork in Lake Bluff Park. The event even pre-dates Krasl Art Center (KAC), which opened its doors in July of 1980. The summer of 2022 welcomes the 60th Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services, with 172 artists from across the country gathering in Lake Bluff Park the second weekend in July.

 

DURING THE ART FAIR

The 2022 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is pleased to announce that following the February jury, the 2022 event will take place on Saturday, July 9, 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, July 10, 10 am – 5 pm. Presenting artists are announced online now at https://krasl.org/art-fair/2022-featured-artists/

 

The event draws talent from across the nationincluding Texas, Florida, California, Virginia, and of course, Michigan. Artists apply for the show in October and await their status for the nationally-ranked Art Fair until March. The invitations are then sent and the travel plans to St. Joseph and Benton Harbor begin!

 

Guests should note that for the safety of animals and the artwork,no pets are allowed in the gated areas of Lake Bluff Park Saturday and Sunday. Only service animals are allowed in the event. 

 

All proceeds from the $5 ticketed admission support free KAC exhibitions year-round. 

 

Daily admissionfor Saturday and Sunday is as follows:

  • Guests ages 11+: $5
  • Children age 3 – 10: $3
  • Children under 3 receive complimentary admission; a ticket is required.
  • General admission tickets are good for one day of the event, and same-day re-entry is accepted. 
  • Day-of tickets: Walk-up cash only (QR codes will be provided for credit card sales)
  • Complimentary tickets may be available by emailing info1@krasl.org

 

Collectors Experience Packagesstart at $65 for KAC members ($135 for non-KAC members) and include a variety of benefits. When wearing a commemorative pin, receive:

  • Free Admission to the Friday night Block Party on Friday, July 8
  • *Saturday exclusive Collector-only shopping from 9 – 10 am
  • A buffet breakfast with the artists at Schu’s on Saturday, June 9, 7 – 10 am
  • Bypass check-in and head straight to entrances by the red umbrellas
  • Unlimited access, weekend-long passes (with your collector pins)
  • Access to the VIP Collectors Experience Lounge located on KAC’s grounds. 

 

Package purchasers also enjoy one (1) Parking Pass (limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis).

 

Tickets are available for the Art Fairat https://krasl.org/art-fair/tickets/. This is a rain-or-shine event and no refunds will be given on account of the weather, but tickets are valid for either day.

 

There will be four (4) entrances to the fair this year.Look for the red umbrellas along Lake Boulevard at Park, Market, Broad, and Ship Streets. Public restrooms will be available near the Market, Park, and Broad street entrances. Additional restrooms are available in the staircase at Broad Street.

 

Along Broad St., guests will find the St. Joe Farmers Market during fair hours. Located outside of the gated Art Fair, guests will experience locally-grown and homemade treats during their visit. Beverages will be available for purchase, and downtown restaurants will be open to welcome visitors.

Your go-to resource for navigating the Art Fair - The Guidebook- will be printed in the July fourth (4) edition of MailMax, and copies will be available on-site during the event. The guidebook contains a map of the event and images of all participating artists, in addition to more arts-related resources throughout Berrien County during the art-filled weekend.

 

The Art Fair would not be possible without the support of sponsors,who help keep KAC’s mission to Inspire Meaningful Change and Strengthen Community through the Visual Arts alive. The 2022 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services.

 

“We are excited to again partner with the Krasl Art Center to support their mission of strengthening communities through the visual arts with our sponsorship of the 60th Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff. 1st Source Bank is a community bank with community values and we are honored to be a part of this important local event, which brings high-quality art to residents and visitors alike”states Amy White, J.D., 1st Source Bank Vice President and Personal Trust Manager.

 

The 2022 Krasl Art Fair is sponsored by MailMax, 98.3 The Coast, Signature Toyota, Southwest Michigan Tourist Council, Waterfront Framing & Design, Schu’s Grill & Bar, Forté Coffee, Wightman, Boulevard Inn and Bistro, The Livery, Pier 33, Aisle Rocket, and The Buck Burger and Brew. Please join us in thanking these businesses when you patronize them this summer.

About Krasl Art Center:

Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high-quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to Inspire Meaningful Change and Strengthen Community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit krasl.org.

The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is the flagship fundraiser for Krasl Art Center. The event welcomes artists to scenic Lake Bluff Park to exhibit and sell their artwork the second weekend of July every year. Artists are juried into the event, creating one of the region's largest high-end outdoor art experiences.The event that started in 1962 now has an economic impact of $1.2 million on Berrien County and supports 45 jobs. The 2021-2022 events are presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services. To learn more, visit krasl.org/art-fair/event-information.