This Weekend at the Art Fairs: May 17 & 18


Here’s a great lineup of places to enjoy the outdoors and some cool art happenings:

1. Mission Viejo, CA – The 10th annual Fun with Chalk Art Festival features the Italian style street painting as asphalt surfaces are transformed with chalk and paint. There will also be live entertainment, music, strolling performers, hands-on programs and children’s art workshops. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 17 and 18. Free. Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veteran’s Way, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692, (949) 470-3062

2. East Lansing, MI – East Lansing Art Festival – May 17 & 18

There’s art, music, food and (sometimes) sunshine. And it’s all free – at least until you buy the art or order the food. Now the 45th festival opens Saturday. There are no weather guarantees – early predictions have scattered showers – but the rest is upbeat,

There will be 239 booths for artists, plus an “emerging artist” area for five more. These are professionals, chosen by a jury. A separate show, at Michigan State University, is unjuried.

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Also read Anne Holman’s blog to learn about the ELAF from an artists viewpoint:

3. Belleville, IL, Art Fair on the Square: May 16-18

The Belleville fair has soared to #1 in the country beating out veteran fairs such as the Sausalito Art Festival in California and the … St. Louisans have the opportunity this weekend to attend what one guide to juried art-and-craft fairs calls an exemplary event.

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For even more about Belleville visit this link in the International Herald Tribune. A joke on me!

4. The Art of Craft, Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT: May 17 & 18

The crafts festival is an outgrowth of the Bruce Museum’s annual fine art festival held each fall. The large number of craftspeople applying for the fine …

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