Visitor Information at Arts and Acts

The Northville Art House welcomes the public to the 11th annual, 3-day Arts and Acts Festival featuring over 100 unique fine artisans, crafters and young artists in three fairs – Art in the Sun, Maker’s Mart and Young Artist Juried Art Fair. Plus the annual Short on Words and Chalk Festival events, as well as the new Northville Dog Show. We have adjusted our visitor experience to meet health guidelines and invite everyone to safely support our festival artists, entertainers, food vendors, sponsors, local businesses, and community partners. Be a pART of it!

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June 18 – 20, 2021

 Presented by Northville Art House

June 18, 4 pm – 8 pm | June 19, 10 am – 6 pm | June 20, 10 am – 4 pm


Northville Art House Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit art facility where artists and the community come together to gain exposure and appreciation for the visual arts, experiment and learn art techniques, and unleash their imagination and self-expression in exciting ways!

All proceeds for the Arts and Acts Festival help the Northville Art House fulfill its mission to cultivate the Arts through creative experiences and educational programs in the Metro Detroit community. Be a pART of it!


Free and open to the public. The Chalk Festival and Dog Show requires registration and a small fee. Artists and Food Vendors charge various prices.


The 2021 Arts and Acts Festival will be held on West Cady Street, between Wing Street and First Street. The area includes the parking lots next to Old Village School, Community Center, District Library and the Art House. A number of restaurants, shops, and landmarks are within walking distance of the festival in historic Downtown Northville.

Arts and Acts Festival – Main Information
215 West Cady Street
Northville, MI 48167



Click map to view in Google Maps.


Visitor Information PDF document includes:

  • Poster with Entertainment and Event Schedule
  • Festival Map
  • Artists and Booths in the Art in the Sun, Maker’s Mart & Young Artist Fair
  • NonProfit, Business and Sponsor Vendors
  • Food Trucks in the Food Zone 
  • Downtown Northville Parking, Restaurants and Businesses Map


The City of Northville approved 2021 Arts and Acts Festival map

Click map to view & download in a PDF document . (Last update: May 26)


The Arts and Acts Festival will follow all current COVID-19 City of Northville, State of Michigan, and CDC guidelines with face coverings recommended to be worn by unvaccinated visitors for the protection of everyone. Visitors are asked to keep a safe social distance from others, avoid standing in crowded areas, and wash their hands frequently. Hand washing stations and sanitizer will be available throughout the festival. Thank you!


Northville Square, located at 133 W Main St, east of the festival, is the designated evacuation center in case of a tornado and extreme weather.


There is free public parking in Downtown Northville in several parking lots and street spots within walking distance of the festival. 


Click map to view & download in a PDF document.


Over 100 fine artists, crafters and young artists participate in three fairs – Art in the Sun, Maker’s Mart and Young Artist Juried Art Fair

Art in the Sun showcases national fine artists competing for monetary awards based on artwork and presentation.
JUNE 18 – 20 | Old Village School and District Library Parking Lots 

Maker’s Mart showcases handicraft work, unique creations, and gifts by crafters from Michigan around the country.
West Cady Street | JUNE 18 – 20


Young Artist Juried Art Fair showcases local young artists in grades 2 – 12 selling original work and reproductions.
JUNE 18 – 20 | Art House Parking Lot and Lower Level



Arts and Acts showcases a variety of live performances by solo artists, strolling horn players, and performance groups from the Metro Detroit and the Midwest under three outdoor tents.
JUNE 18 – 20 | Old Village School and District Library Parking Lots & Northville Art House Backyard 


Arts and Acts features a number of family-friendly art activities through partnerships with local artists, business and community organizations including the annual Short on Words and Chalk Festival events as well as the new Paws for Applause Dog Show.

Short on Words, organized by Preservation Dental, the Office of Dr. William S. Demray, highlights the art of literature by inviting writers of all ages to share their original short stories and poetry inspired by a photograph or theme.
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 7 – 8 pm | Northville Art House Backyard 

At the Chalk Festival artists transform the pavement into a checkered pattern of color and imagination while visitors can view a variety of chalk art at their feet, then vote online for their favorite!
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 10 am – 4 pm | Northville Art House Parking Lot & Sidewalks 

At the Paws for Applause Dog Show and Virtual Photo Contest dog owners show off their pet’s creative looks and styles as viewers and judges celebrate their artistry and vote for their favorite!
Dog Show: SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 10 am – 3 pm | Northville Art House Backyard 
Photo Contest: NOW – SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 5 pm | Northville Art House Website 


Vendors and restaurants appeal to families, foodies and everyone in between. All food and drink MUST be consumed in a designated food zone with picnic bench seating available. Local restaurants located within a 10-minute walk.
JUNE 18 – 20 | Rear of Old Village School Parking Lot and Downtown Northville


For more information, contact the Northville Art House
(248) 344-0497