Visitor Information at Arts and Acts

The Northville Art House welcomes the public to the 12th annual, 3-day Arts and Acts Festival featuring over 75 fine artisans and crafters in the Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair as well as the annual Short on Words and Chalk Festival events. We invite everyone to safely support our festival artists, vendors, and local businesses and community partners. Be a pART of it!


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ADMISSION & FESTIVAL HOURS

Free to the public, June 17 – 19, Friday3 – 8 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm, & Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm. The Chalk Festival requires registration fee. 


LOCATION & MAPS

The 2022 Arts and Acts Festival will be held on N Wing Street (between W. Main and Dunlap) and W. Main (Between N. Wing and Center). Downtown Northville’s Social District, The Twist, is currently adjacent to the festival with a number of restaurants with expanded outdoor dining, food trucks and pods, cocktails to go, and shopping. Several free parking areas are located with within walking distance of the festival in historic Downtown Northville.

Arts and Acts Festival – Main Office at the Northville Art House
215 West Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167, 248-344-0497 events@northvillearthouse.org

Festival Map: (Click the Images for Larger Views)

  • Artist Booths #’s in Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair
  • Sponsors, Food Vendors, and Musical Entertainment
  • Area Map of Downtown Northville Parking

   


JUNE 17 – 19: THE 34th ANNUAL ART IN THE SUN JURIED ART FAIR

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At the heart of the festival is Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair, an impressive outdoor gallery of over 75 fine artists and crafters sharing their creative stories, contemporary art and unique gifts. Click for artist list.

  


JUNE 17 – 19: LIVE ACTS & MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Live acts will be performed by solo musicians strolling along the festival path and acoustic groups in the Downtown Northville’s Social District. Current schedule (subject to change):

FRIDAY

SATURDAY        

  •  10:00 am-1:00 pm:  T-Bone Paxton, Strolling Horn along Festival path
  • 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm:  Joshua James, Strolling Horn along Festival path
  • 7:00 pm – 9:o0 pm: Soulshiners (in front of Simply Wine on Center St)

SUNDAY    

  • 11:00 am – 2:00  pm: Terry Kimura, Trombonist  along Festival path

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 10 am – 4 pm: Chalk Festival 

Held on S. Center St. between Main St and Mary Alexander Ct, the Chalk Festival features artists transforming the pavement into a checkered pattern of color and imagination, while visitors view the chalk art at their feet, and then vote online for their favorite! Click to register!

 


SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 11AM: Short on Words: Poetry & Short Story Event

Short on Words 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. Located at the Northville Art House, off of nearby 215 W. Cady St., aspiring poets and short story writers can enjoy readings, light refreshments, and music. 


FOOD VENDORS, RESTAURANTS, & CAFÉS

Families will discover great food and drink at food trucks, pods, and local restaurants located inside Downtown Northville’s Social District.

TOWN SQUARE FOOD VENDORS

  • Almonds R Nuts
  • Canelle Bakery

N. CENTER STREET FOOD VENDORS

  • Sunny’s Sweets & Treats
  • Frickin’ Good Cookies
  • Ray’s Red Hots

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS


COVID-19 SAFETY

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. 


EXTREME WEATHER SAFETY

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.


NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE

The Northville Art House, a 501(c)3 comprehensive art facility, elevates the community’s visual art, music, and literary experience through the organization’s largest fundraiser, the Arts and Acts Festival, held June 17 – 19 in Downtown Northville.

Proceeds support the mission to cultivate the Arts through creative experiences and educational programs in the community.

For more information, contact the Northville Art House events@northvillearthouse.org
(248) 344-0497