Art in the Sun


The 31st Annual Juried Fine Arts Festival in Northville, Michigan, June 21-23, 2019

Art in the Sun 2019 returns to Downtown Northville.

Art in the Sun is the visual arts component of Arts and Acts, an exciting and vibrant annual celebration of the Arts in Southeast Michigan. Located in beautiful Downtown Northville, an affluent and picturesque enclave twenty minutes from Ann Arbor, Arts and Acts attracts a crowd truly interested in art.

Arts and Acts brings together the community to celebrate the imagination, talent, art and cultural diversity of artists throughout the country. The festival is a completely free event to attend with food, drink, shopping, contests, and entertainment for visitors to experience. The festival is presented by the Northville Art Housewith the proceeds designated for public art exhibition and art education programs and services in Northville and the surrounding communities.

The following arts and cultural events are held under the Arts and Acts Festival umbrella making for a unique visitor experience:

  • Art in the Sun Juried Fine Art Fair
  • Makers Mart of Northville
  • Young Artist Juried Art Fair
  • Northville Art House Chalk Festival
  • Short on Words Literary Contest
  • Live Model Portrait Drawing and Painting
  • Children’s Art Activities
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Yoga Session

For more information and application please click here.

Congratulations to our 2018 Art in the Sun award winners:
Best of Show – Alana St. Laurent – photography
1st Place – Dan Finerman – wood
2nd Place – Chas Gerdin – metal
Honorable Mentions:
Carrie Mickey – fiber
Vince Pernicano – jewelry
Quack Quack Honk – drawing
Gino Toreli – metal
James Williams – painting


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