Visitors will enjoy fine art, crafts, entertainment, food, and family-friendly activities such as the annual Short on Words: A Poetry and Short Story Event and Northville Art House Chalk Festival. This year, dog owners can show off their pet's artistry in the all new Paws with Applause Northville Dog Show and Virtual Photo Contest. For festival information and updates, visit www.northvilleart house.org/artsandacts/ and @ArtsAndActsFestival on Facebook.
The Arts and Acts Festival will follow all current COVID-19 State of Michigan and CDC guidelines with face coverings recommended for all unvaccinated visitors, organizers said. Visitors are asked to keep a safe social distance from others, avoid standing in crowded areas, and wash their hands frequently. Hand washing stations and sanitizer will be available throughout the festival.
The Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair will take place at Old Village School and Northville District Library parking lots. Art in the Sun showcases contemporary art by fine artists from Michigan and around the country competing for monetary awards based on original artwork and booth presentation.
Maker's Mart of Northville will take place on West Cady Street between Wing Street and the Old Village parking lot entrance. Maker's Mart showcases handicraft work, unique creations, and gifts by crafters from Michigan around the country.
Young Artist Juried Art Fair is planned for the Northville Art House and Northville Art House parking lot and will showcase young artists in grades 2 - 12 from Northville and Metro Detroit who sell original artwork and reproductions.
Live entertainment will include solo performers, organized by 2 Stones Events, and international groups from around Metro Detroit. From 4-7 p.m. Friday, Chris Tabaczynski - Strolling Sax will perform throughout the festival grounds; from 5 through 8 p.m. Lilly Macfee will perform pop music at the Old Village School
From 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday Downriver Dan will provide blues and rock music at the Art House grounds.
Performers on Saturday include James Hughes from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the festival grounds and Khristian Foreman from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
International performers will be at the Old Village School lot from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Kari Holmes will perform at the library parking lot.
From 10 a.m. until 1 p. m. on Sunday, Steve Wood will perform throughout the festival grounds and from 1 until 4 p.m. Terrell Williams will perform throughout the festival area. Darwin Mamassian will perform from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Old Village School lot. Mia Green will be on stage at the district library parking lot from 1 until 4 p.m.
Short on Words: A Poetry and Short Story Event is set for 7-8 p.m. Friday at the Northville Art House back yard.
Northville Art House Chalk Festival will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the Northville Art House parking lot and West Cady Street sidewalk.
The Paws with Applause Northville Dog Show is planned for 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday on the Northville Art House grounds, next to the Cady Street Dog Park. There is also an ongoing Paws with Applause Virtual Photo Contest which will end at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20. Photos, information and rules are available at www.northvillearthouse.org and www.gogophotocontest.com
For more details about any of the contests, with entry fees and rules, contact Festival Director Erin Maten at the Northville Art House, (248) 344-0497 or email email@example.com