Art Fairs

The Northville Art House annually holds art fairs and festivals featuring talented professional artists and crafters from around the country as well as young artists in the local community. Learn more about this year’s fairs and festivals, the Young Artist Art Fair in the Village, Arts and Acts Festival, featuring the Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair and Chalk Festival.


Arts & Acts Festival – June 17 – 19

Held the third weekend of June, the Arts and Acts Festival showcases the contemporary art, handicraft work, and unique creations by fine artists and crafters from Michigan and around the country through the 34th Annual Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair. Visitors enjoy art, music, food, and family-friendly activities such as the Northville Art House Chalk Festival and Short on Words: A Poetry and Short Story Event.


8th Annual Chalk Festival – Saturday, June 18, 10 am – 4 pm

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Held on Saturday of theArts and Acts Festival, artists are invited to transform the pavement into a checkered pattern of color and imagination at the8th annual Chalk Festivalwhile visitors view a variety of chalk art at their feet. Artists enter age-specific divisions with prizes awarded in each category by jury and public vote. Artist online registration open May 1 – June 17.


34th Annual Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair – June 17 – 19

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Art in the Sun, part of the Arts and Acts Festival, showcases contemporary art, handicraft work, and unique creations by fine artists and crafters from Michigan and around the country competing for monetary awards based on original artwork and booth presentation. Artists are selected by jury made up of Northville Art House staff, artists, instructors, collectors and community leaders.

Artist registration Closed (December – April) Click to see upcoming artists accepted into this year’s fair.


Young Artist Art Fair in the Village – Saturday, March 19, 11 am – 4 pm

Thank you to Mill Race Village, home of the Northville Historical Society,  for hosting the Young Artist Art Fair which showcased the diverse talents and artwork of young artists in grades 2 – 12 selling both original artwork and reproductions. This year’s fair also featured youth musical performances, craft activities, and more.