The 54th Annual Fine Arts and Fine Craft Festival held at Fallasburg Park, Lowell, MI, on September 17 & 18
The 54th Annual Fallasburg Arts Festival is presented by LowellArts and will be held on September 17 and 18. The 2-day, outdoor festival includes 100 fine art and fine crafts booths, live music on a central stage, food booths supporting local non-profit organizations, a children’s craft area, and craft demonstrations. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per car. Location: Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Park Drive, Lowell, MI, 49331. For more information, visit lowellartsmi.org/fallasburg-arts-festival.
Artist booths are juried and a broad range of different mediums are represented including: jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber, mixed media, wood, painting, drawing, photography, floral, basketry, and more. Demonstrators of traditional crafts are located in the pavilion. Visitors of all ages are invited to watch the artisans at work. Demonstrations include: gourd art, mosaic, fly tying, quilting, weaving, needle felting, wood turning, wood carving, and more.
Musical entertainment is held on an outdoor stage both days of the event, featuring a variety of music styles. Saturday music line-up: 10:15 Fusion Rock Orchestra, 11:30 Hawks and Owls, 1:00 Josh Rose, 2:30 Bruce Matthews Band, 4:00 The Porters. Sunday music line-up: 10:15 Easy Idle String Band, 11:30 Blue Water Ramblers, 1:00 The Wild Honey Collective, 2:30 The Adams Family, 4:00 Brotha James.
A Children’s Area provides children the opportunity to decorate and take home a pumpkin. On Sunday from 12-4pm in the Children’s area, guests of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in Drums for All with Josh Dunigan. Josh will share his love for world music and percussion through an interactive drumming and rhythm experience.
Food booths offer an array of fall-inspired and festival foods, offered by local community organizations. Visitors are invited to purchase raffle tickets to win one of over 75 artist-made items donated by festival artists, or the grand prize quilt, created by Beverly (Kropf) Anderson exclusively for the event. Annual attendance estimates are 25,000. Event sponsors are Fifth Third Bank, Meijer, and All-Weather Seal.
Fallasburg Park is located off Lincoln Lake Road north of downtown Lowell at 1124 Fallasburg Park Drive, Lowell, MI. Lowell is located 14 miles east of Grand Rapids and 1-hour from Lake Michigan and Lansing. For more information, contact LowellArts at (616) 897-8545, e-mail [email protected], or visit the website lowellartsmi.org/fallasburg-arts-festival.