May 11 & 12, 2013
in Association with The Guild of Artists & Artisans
Art Birmingham, originally known as the Birmingham Fine Art Festival, celebrates its 32nd anniversary with a return to Shain Park, downtown Birmingham’s newly and extensively redesigned city park. The park is conveniently located in the center of this favorite urban downtown and features all new and welcoming pathways and beautiful landscaping. As the downtown center, the park is surrounded by convenient parking for fairgoers and within easy access to the many unique stores and fabulous restaurants of downtown Birmingham. This exquisite fine art fair will showcase over 150 juried artists in an elegant and extraordinary setting. Featured work includes painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, wood, sculpture, mixed media, fiber, metal and more.
Dates & Times:
Saturday May 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday May 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Art Birmingham is located on the streets in and around Shain Park in downtown Birmingham, Michigan.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center has been providing “art for all” since 1957 as a regional non-profit art center committed to promoting visual art experiences. Each year more than 500 classes are offered for all skill levels and ages preschool to senior citizens. Throughout the year, more than 8,500 people are served by classes, workshops, art camps, outreach programs, special events, and exhibitions that are free and open to the public (with an additional 75,000+ impacted by Art Birmingham, the BBAC’s annual fine art fair). The BBAC supports hundreds of artists each year, with opportunities to teach, exhibit, and sell their work. The 25,000-square foot facility houses nine classroom studios, four exhibition galleries, and a retail Gallery Shop. For further information about the art fair BBAC programs and events visit BBArtCenter.org or phone 248.644.0866.
Celebrate Mother’s Day @ Art Birmingham in the youth art activities tent. Find the tent in Shain Park near Merrill and Bates streets. Children ages 12 and under can make a “Keepsake Book for Mom”….grandma, aunt or any special someone in their life. This decorative accordion book with pockets is the perfect brag book to store personal photos, postcards, trinkets and memorabilia. This project is free. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.
It is time to vote for the 2013 Sunshine Artist Top 100 Fine Art Fairs!
May 3, 2013 is the deadline for all ballots for the Sunshine Artist Magazine’s top 100 fine art fair voting. If you are a print subscriber, your April issue came wrapped in the ballot. If you a digital subscriber, your ballot will be mailed to you. And, if you aren’t a subscriber yet, it’s not too late. Visit the Sunshine Artist web site, http://www.sunshineartist.com/promo.asp?pid=8, take advantage of their special offer and get your ballot.
Guild fairs that would love your vote include the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, Art Birmingham, the Crocker Park Fine Art Fair, the Levis Commons Fine Art Fair and the Birmingham Street Art Fair!
But whether Guild fairs get your vote or not, voting is always important. This is your chance to be heard. Don’t miss out.
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