Thursday, June 16, 2022

Arts and Acts event begins in downtown tomorrow

The Northville Art House Chalk Festival, set for this Saturday between
Main and S. Center streets, features artists transforming the pavement
into a checkered pattern of color and imagination.
Arts and Acts, presented by the Northville Art House, will take place this weekend, June 17-19, throughout downtown Northville. 

The Northville Art House, a 501(c)3 comprehensive art facility, is hosting the fundraiser which includes Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair, an outdoor gallery of more than 75 local and national artists who have been selected from a pool of more than 150 applicants to display their work. 

 Arts and Acts will be staged along Main, Center, and Wing streets, adjacent to the downtown Northville Social District. Families can enjoy several events including the interactive chalk wall, the Chalk Festival, and musical acts as well as festival food and drink at mobile trucks, food pods, and local restaurants. There will also be readings and music at the Short on Words event that will take place at the Northville Art House on nearby Cady Street. 

Admission is free. For more information and updates, visit and @ArtsAndActsFestival. Proceeds benefit the Northville Art House mission to cultivate the arts through creative experiences and educational programs in the community. 

The festival will be open from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. tomorrow, June 17; from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. June 18 and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 19. 

The 34th Annual Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair, which will be open each day of the festival, showcases contemporary art and unique creations by 75 fine artists and crafters from around the country competing for monetary awards based on original artwork and booth presentation.

 Live acts will perform throughout the day both Friday and Saturday, June 17 - 18. Solo musicians will be strolling along the festival path and from 7 - 9 p.m. acoustic groups will be performing in the festival area.

The Northville Art House Chalk Festival, set for 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18 between Main and S. Center streets, features artists transforming the pavement into a checkered pattern of color and imagination, while visitors view the chalk art at their feet, and then vote online for their favorite. Divisions include children (ages 0 - 11), teens (ages 12 - 17) and adults (ages 18 and up) with a Jury Award and a People's Choice Award given in each division. 

The Author's Brunch to celebrate the 10th year - ninth edition of Short on Words poetry and short story competition, will take place at 11 a.m.  on Saturday, June 18 at the Northville Art House. The event will feature readings, live music, light refreshments, and an awards presentation. This year more than 70 local, national, and international authors shared their original short stories and poetry inspired by one of 10 photographs taken by event organizer, Preservation Dental - The Office of Dr. William S. Demray. Awards to be given to the top three works in both the youth (ages 17 and under) and adult (18 and up) categories. 

 Arts and Acts 2022 partners include: Bath Planet, Midwest Gutter Gard, DTE Foundation, Flagstar Bank, Orin Jewelers, Tuscan CafĂ©, The Northville Gallery Artwork & Framing, Two Stones Events, Garage Grill & Fuel Bar, Detroit Vineyards, Alexander's Custom Clothiers, Preservation Dental-The Office of Dr. Williams S. Demray, Precision Print & Label, and Northville District Library.