18th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival

July 28, 2017 10:00 AM to July 29, 2017 6:00 PM

This year, 2017, the Bay Harbor Arts Festival is trying something new! With many developments and transformations happening throughout Bay Harbor, we are excited to showcase the present and future of the Village.

The dates and times for the 2017 show are
Friday, July 28, from 10am- 6pm
Saturday, July 29, from 10am - 6pm

Bay Harbor has added interactive elements to the festival and broadened the type of arts and crafts displayed during the festival. This year children are encouraged to make artwork in the “Make & Take Tent” at no cost.

Get your "art passport" filled out at the secret customs locations and when it's full, drop it in the box for a chance to win one of the several gifts. You may be the lucky winner of a kayak or another great gift, but you have to enter to win!

We will have live music on Friday with the Plumville Project playing from 12-2 and 3-5, as well as a magician to entertain the kids from 3-5 both days. 


This show is no longer juried as a fine art competition and encourages all levels of artists and crafters to apply for a booth.

The list of vendors attending this year’s festival include:

Click here for Artist Booth Map

365 Routed Designs, Darrin Podskalnt | Wood
Alec LaCasse | Sculpture
Blaise Peluso | Sculpture
Christy Hull Hegarty | Painting
Clay Creations, Lynn Morris | Ceramics
Cork's Creations, Robert Corkwell | Sculpture/Other
Creations by Tina, Tina Bush | Fiber
Dani Knoph | Painting
Elegant Designs by Elizabeth, Michele Martin | Ceramics & Fiber
Enchante', Chantelle Perreault | Painting
Everything Flipped, Amy Linck | Wood
Exclusivos, Javier A. Baron | Jewelry
Fairy Tales on Parade, Judith Dam | Fiber
Flower Frog Studio, Jerri Puerner | Ceramics
Gerri Pizzini | Jewelry
Good Threads, Christopher Ross | Fiber
Green Earth Pottery, Catherine Bur | Ceramics
Gypsy Rose Studios, Danielle Lynch | Jewelry
Heather Lane Pottery, Susan Hathaway | Ceramics
Jewelry by Natures Stones, Heather Veremis | Jewelry
Laura Holmes Photography, Laura Holmes | Photography
Lighted Great Lakes, Benjamin Dowker | Mixed Media 2D
Luciano Duse | Photography
Michigan Metal Artwork, David Abraham | Metal
Natural Designs Jewelry, Cindy Pierson | Jewelry
Noel Skiba | Painting
Norman and Lynn Reed | Sculpture
Pam's Pantry, Pam Redmand | Edibles/Other
Pearly Vine, Heidi Ackley | Fiber
PJ Market Group LLC, James Crosby | Edibles/Other
Purseonality, Caroline Clarke | Fiber
Rebel Nell, Julia Rhodes | Jewelry
Rock Bottom Designs, Holly S Murray | Jewelry
Roxy's Vintage Heirlooms, Roxy Michiels | Jewelry
Rustic Attitude, Maureen Boone | Jewelry
Sheri Woodward | Painting
Shoreline Gems, Bev Bartlett | Jewelry
Snazzy Creations, Deb Palik | Glass
SPØRCK TILEART, Leif Sporck | Ceramics
Steven Gill | Drawing
Steven Huyser-Honig | Photography
Tammy Kinneman Designs, Tammy Kinneman | Jewelry
The Art of Thomas LeGault, Thomas LeGault | Painting
The Toy Tree, Simon Tarasiewicz | Wood
Thomas Bauer Art, Thomas Bauer | Painting
Todd & Brad Reed Photography, Todd Reed & Brad Reed | Photography
Vintage to Vogue Designs, Lisa Peterson | Jewelry 



Artist Information

 Click here for Artist Check-in and Parking Map 

The Bay Harbor Arts Festival encourages the creation of high-quality art that demonstrates creativity, innovation, and appreciation of the Visual Arts. We choose artists and artistic persons to participate in the show. The Arts Festival Committee, in turn, supports and enforces the acceptance and denial of participants. The Committee recognizes that the Arts Festival supports both professional and non-professional artist and seeks the opportunity to display a broad array of art. We also recognize that an Arts Festival creates an opportunity for you, or emerging artists and craftsmen, to merchandise your talent through events and encourage the jury to be aware of these opportunities. We strive to provide a variety of artistic media to the public and patrons; in an effort to make the Arts Festival both a high-quality art experience and a broad exposure to art.

The Bay Harbor Arts Festival will be laid-out throughout the Village, unlike any year before. We are also limiting the number of artist booths to 75 this year while the Great Lakes Center for the Arts continues to be under construction in the center of the community. This year, the event will not be juried and therefore will not award monetary prizes to the artists. 

In its 18th year, we will continue to market the event on radio, in area newspapers and publications, online on websites and social media platforms, through email marketing and more.

The dates and times for the 2017 show are
Friday, July 28, from 10am- 6pm
Saturday, July 29, from 10am - 6pm

Optional set-up for vendors on Thursday, July 27.

Where: The Village at Bay Harbor. The Bay Harbor Arts Festival is located on the south lawn panel at the Bay Harbor Lake Marina and downtown in the Village at Bay Harbor. The Village at Bay Harbor is located right off US-31.

When: Friday, July 28, 2017 from 10am- 6pm & Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10am - 6pm
Optional set-up for vendors on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12pm-5pm. The festival takes place RAIN or SHINE.

Media: Ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, metal and wood. 

No Application Fee
Regular Booth (10’X10’): $250; 
Corner Booth (while spaces last): $325; 
Double Booth (10’X20’): $450

Applications will be approved when your booth payment and all required application materials are received. There are 75 booth spaces available. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received and participants are accepted to participate in the event in the order by which they are approved. Bay Harbor Company reserves the right to deny applicants that do not meet the application requirements or do not support the overall level of quality and standards set forth by the event committee. A waiting list will be started after 75 approved applications.

Emerging Artists will have the opportunity to have their booth sponsored by a local business. The sponsor covers only the cost of the booth for that participant. Emerging Artists are only considered if this is their first ever art fair or art festival. Limit 5 Emerging Artist sponsorships. If you would like to be considered for an Emerging Artist Sponsorship, check the box on your application.

Eligibility: Artists in art and craft disciplines are invited to apply. Please review the Exhibition Standards to help determine the eligibility of your specific artwork.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Extended to Friday, July 14, 2017

Application Deadline (application must include booth payment). You should be notified of your acceptance/denial/wait-list status into the festival within 10 days of receiving your application and clearing your payment.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Announcement of vendors

Friday, July 21, 2017

Event maps & set-up will be shared

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Check-in & optional set-up for vendors 12pm-5pm

Friday, July 28, 2017

Additional check-in from 8am-10am

Festival open from 10am- 6pm

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Festival open from 10am - 6pm

Take-down & pack-up from 5:30pm-9:00pm

Click here for take-down map

For more vendor information and details, please review the 2017 Artist Application.



Find us in the Crooked Tree 2017 Art & Craft Trails Guide mobile app!
Available for Apple iPhone/iPad and Google Android devices, the Art & Craft Trails app guides users to art galleries, studios, and events in northern lower Michigan. App users can explore by county, get driving directions, and connect with artists and galleries via social media. And it's FREE!

The app is the companion to the print booklet version of the 2017 Art & Craft Trails Guide.