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Riverwalk Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Riverwalk Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Riverwalk Festival 2018, to be held along the Flat River Riverwalk in Downtown Historic Lowell, MI. The focus is on handmade, re-purposed, found, organic, natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly art. The show is a gathering of 70 artists and craftspeople. The show is for high quality art and handcrafted but not a fine art. Median priced items sell best.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 22 May 2018

The Riverwalk Festival 2018 is on July 12, 13, and 14. Artists are required to participate on Friday night and Saturday. The Chamber offers vendors continental breakfast on Saturday morning from 8am-9am.  Vendor parking is close to the show area, making it easy for unloading and loading. Overnight security is provided. The festival is a crowd-pleaser which draws in thousands of people from around the area. This a family friendly event with many fun activities.

About the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has been a longstanding organization in the Greater Lowell Community. Organized as the Lowell Board of Trade in 1906, the name was changed to the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce in 1970. Their mission is promote commerce and welfare in the Lowell area, making the area a desirable location for capital investment and residence. They promote the quality of life and harmony among the business and residential communities.

For more information, contact info@lowellchamber.org.


Art In The Courtyard – Call For Artists

Art In The Courtyard – Call For Artists

Brush Art Gallery and Studios announces a call for artists for Art in the Courtyard. Event to take place on Saturday, July 29 noon – 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 30 noon – 6:00 pm.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 May 2017

Art in the Courtyard will be held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery. Tents will be set up to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. Art in the Courtyard is a high-traffic spot during the festival. It is conveniently situated between Market Street and the Dutton Stage, one of the main music and dance stages of the Folk Festival. In addition, local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios creating a strong center for art and fine crafts for the Lowell Folk Festival. The Festival draws over 100,000 visitors each year.

There will be security for artwork overnight. Exhibitors are provided, free of charge, a locked facility in which to store their work over night on Saturday. This will eliminate having to drive into the city each day in order to unload/load artwork from/into vehicles. Volunteers will be available during the day to give exhibitors a break. The Brush Art Gallery and Studios has been managing this portion of the Lowell Folk Festival for several Years.

About Brush Art Gallery and Studios

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is located in the Lowell National Historical Park across the courtyard from the Visitor Center. This dynamic and captivating place was originally founded by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Brush presents museum quality exhibitions, educational programs, and has collaborated with many other nonprofit groups.

The Lowell Folk Festival 2017: There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do, and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival. The festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art, and children’s activities.

For more information, contact brushdirector@gmail.com.