19th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival Now Accepting Applications

The Village at Bay Harbor is delighted to celebrate the 2018 Bay Harbor Arts Festival, now its 19th year.

As usual, the fine arts portion of the festival is juried, and monetary prizes will be awarded. New this year is the addition of a “Green Market” category. The Arts Festival Committee also recognizes and celebrates the talents and creativity of those who create one-of-a-kind high-quality food and similar items. The “Green Market” is a non-juried component that intended for artisan items; soaps, lotions, items produced with commercially available beads, essential oils, specialty food mixes, and similar items. Children are encouraged to make their own artwork in the popular “Make and Take Tent,” open both days during the festival. Music and child-friendly entertainment are also scheduled. Artists can submit an application in the category of their preference, now through April 15, 2018. A fee of $40.00 is required for applying. In the juried category, there will be cash prizes awarded for the artistic quality of the artist’s displayed body of work. First prize will be $600, second place $400, and a third place award of $200.

The Bay Harbor Arts Festival will be held on the waterfront lawns Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28, 2018. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm.

Bay Harbor is a unique destination which attracts visitors from across the country throughout the year. The festival is set along our beautiful waterfront and celebrates the talents of the finest local and national
artists. The Bay Harbor Arts Festival encourages the creation of high-quality art and artisans demonstrating creativity, innovation, and an appreciation of the arts. Bay Harbor residents, boaters, locals and visitors from across the Midwest converge to the festival to celebrate the arts while enjoying great music and performances. The festival is extensively marketed through regional advertising in many publications, newspapers,
social media, e-newsletters, and websites. Amenities for the artists include overnight security, onsite parking and a beautiful waterfront resort locale.

To register, click here.

Bay Harbor is an award-winning development best known for its environmentally sensitive communities and homesites, designed in ecological harmony with the land. Bay Harbor is situated on 1,200 picturesque acres along the Lake Michigan shoreline and exceeds previous standards for planning, quality, and world-class luxurious amenities. For more information, contact Bay Harbor at 231- 439-2500.