Young Artist Art Fair at Arts and Acts

The Young Artist Juried Art Fair showcases the creative talents of young artists in grades 2 – 12 who sell original artwork and reproductions.

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Showcasing the Artists of Tomorrow, Today!

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

The Northville Art House invites young artists in grades 2 – 12 to showcase their creative talents and unique artwork in the 5th Annual Young Artist Juried Art Fair. Held under the umbrella of the three-day Arts and Acts Festival on the third weekend of June in historic Northville, the fair is an opportunity for aspiring and budding young artists to sell their original artwork and reproductions beside professional artists. The fair is an excellent platform to gain exposure to the art industry, draw inspiration from other artists and artworks, and get to know people in the local art community.



The 11th Annual Arts and Acts Festival features over 100 unique fine artisans and crafters in three fairs – Art in the SunMaker’s Mart and Young Artist Juried Art Fair. This year Arts and Acts will be held at the Art House near Downtown Northville, a lively city with a 150-year-old history and small-town charm. Patrons experience a vast display of art, musical acts, children’s activities, and more! (See Map)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Eva Radke age 11
Roxanne Smith age 17
Saturday & Sunday
Laura Del La Sosa age 11
Friday only
Rose Connors age 13
Mint Detroit Group
Saturday only
Ivanka Varshney age 9
Deepika Roa age 10
Lily Connors age 15
Samantha Mitchell age 11
Evan Gabrys age 12
Sunday only
Charlotte & Alex Klein age 10
Krista Van Dis age 15
Sophie Valentini age 13



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. Thank you!

Interested in becoming a Young Artist at an Upcoming Young Artists Juried Art Fair event?

All young artists in Grades 2 – 12 are eligible to participate in the fair. All artists are responsible for customer service, providing transactions of sales, signage and pricing of art. Examples of accepted artwork include acrylic and oil paintings, illustrations, jewelry, mixed media, fiber art, photography, clay and pottery, drawings, and literature. 

If you have a question on your art, want to set up a private portfolio review, or to learn more on how to be a part of the fair, please email Erin Maten at


The Northville Art House will have a one-day orientation for all young artists on Sunday, May 23, 4 pm in the backyard of the Art House. Young artists will have an opportunity to ask questions on pricing of art, sales, displays and more. All artists will receive a packet with booth and table assignments along with a fair map prior to fair. 


Young artists have a number of opportunities to choose from including location, space, and how many days to participate in the fair. Register for FREE by Saturday, May 22 at 11:59 pm.

NEW – Young Artist Booth Spaces (limited booths available)
Booths are 10′ x 10′ and placed outside mixed with professional artists. FEE: $75 each (for three days).

  • Set up will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, June 18th (Drive-up Load In/Load Out).
  • Tents must be anchored with weights on all four corners and be able to withstand wind gusts.
  • Artist must provide tent, tables, and weights.
  • Take-down is Sunday starting at 4 pm.
  • Young artists are responsible for their tent space.
  • Young artists must have a parent or guardian with them at all times unless over the age of 16 with a parent waiver. Email Erin Maten at for waiver information.

NEW – Young Artist Table Space in the Art House Classroom (limited tables available)
Tables are 3’x 6’ plus wall behind. FEE: $45 each for three days. 

  • Set up will begin at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 18th (Drive-up Load In/Load Out).
  • Tables are provided. Option to be on outside grounds. No tent allowed or provided.
  • Clean-up will be Sunday starting at 4:00 pm

New – Young Artist Tables Under 20′ x 10′ Tent  (limited space available)
Tables are 3’x6 and placed outside mixed with professional artists.
FEE: Varies depending on the day chosen. Priced/per day and includes table and tent.

DAY ONE: Friday, June 18, 4 pm – 8 pm 

  • Set up will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 18.
  • Young artists will need to park and bring art to your table.
  • Assigned tables will be given after Sunday, May 23.
  • Artist Fee is $20

DAY TWO: Saturday, June 19, 10 am – 6 pm

  • Set up will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 19.
  • Young artists will need to park and bring art to your table.
  • Assigned tables will be given after Sunday, May 23.
  • Artist Fee is $30

DAY THREE: Sunday, June 20, 10 am – 4 pm

  • Set up will begin at 9:00 am on Sunday, June 20.
  • Young artists will need to park and bring art to your table.
  • Assigned tables will be given after Sunday, May 23.
  • Artist Fee is $25



Interested in supporting the event as a sponsor?

Corporate, business and individual sponsors play a very important role at the Young Artist Juried Art Fair. The sponsor is recognized in many positive and community-oriented ways including media attention and the opportunity to interact with the public at the event.


Sponsoring a table for a young artists helps keeps the registration cost down for each artist. As each artist must buy art materials and supplies to create, present and display their own artwork, these funds go along way in covering overhead costs, marketing and the use of equipment and facility for the event.

Thank you for your consideration to help to showcase tomorrow’s artists, today!