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Charter Township of Shelby, Shelby Township, MI

Pam Marshall, Event Office

member since: 09/21/2006
Festival biz experience: 20+ years
USA: Shelby Township, Michigan (MI)
Show Director Phone: (586) 731-0300
Exhibit Director Phone: (586) 731-0300
Food Director Phone: (586) 731-0300
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Shelby Township's 37th Annual Art Fair

August 8 & 9

Shelby Township, Michigan

Presented By: Shelby Township Art Fair Committee

Saturday 10 am-5pm; Sunday 11 am-5pm

100+ Artists   Deadline: April 1, 2020   Notification: May 1

Application/Jury Fee: $20     Booth Fee: $80-$150

Juried show held outdoors at beautiful River Bends Park in Shelby Township where exhibitors will find sprawling grounds with mature trees and roomy booth spaces on grass. Shelby Township is a friendly, upscale suburb located about 20 miles north of Detroit, and is easily accessible with M53 and M59 nearby and I75 just a few more miles away.

In cooperation with the Shelby Township Parks and Recreation Department, the Shelby Township Art Fair Committee presents this annual event to provide arts and cultural opportunities for visitors and for local, regional and national artists and fine crafters to showcase their talents and market their work at a variety of price points.

  • All booths measure approximately 15' x 15' (all on grass) with some double booths available
  • Many booths in quads, so many corner booths will be available
  • Reasonable jury and booth fees
  • Parking near (not at) booth area
  • Expect friendly, helpful, organized staff
  • Easy load-in & load-out, with Friday night set-up available  
  • Plenty of free daytime and overnight parking close to exhibit areas
  • Overnight grounds security
  • Complimentary coffee and donuts each morning help to create a fun, friendly atmosphere

In addition see some great art, features for visitors include family friendly music and other entertainment, kid's craft and activity area, great tasting food, a sponsor tote bag giveaway, free entry, free parking and free shuttle bus.

The Shelby Township Art Fair is advertised on several websites, social media channels, feature stories in local and area newspapers, radio ads, on flyers, signs, highway billboards, banners, in businesses, and by our generous event sponsors.  Photos of artist work will appear on event website and a listing of exhibitors is in the fair guide distributed at the event.

Comments from the 2019 fair:

"Quality vendors; something for everyone"

"Fun, friendly atmosphere"

"My favorite show to do; always organized and well run”

"Enjoyed the strolling entertainers”

“Love the large booth spaces!”

This is a family-friendly juried show with strolling entertainment, free crafts and activities for kids, a Michigan Made Market, great food choices, and more. 

Applications are accepted by those who create their own original work. No resale items are permitted.  Applications are available now and must be submitted by April 1. 

River Bends Parks is located at 5700 22 Mile Road, west of Shelby Road in Shelby Township.


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