Jun. 19, 2014 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Annual Art and Acts Festival returns for the fifth year
The Northville Art House will shine a spotlight on the imagination, art, talent and cultural diversity of artists throughout the region when the annual Arts and Acts Festival returns for the fifth consecutive year June 20-22 in historic downtown Northville.
The Festival includes the 26th annual juried fine art show “Art in the Sun”, featur- ing more than 60 talented artists; the “Reel Michigan Film Festival” at Northville’s Marquis Theatre; the “Sandbox Play Festival” produced by Tipping Point Theatre; the “Short on Words” Literary Contest; musical entertainment featuring some of metro Detroit’s top musicians; Children’s Activities; the premier of the Northville Art House Chalk Festival and a large variety of festival food and drink.
Arts and Acts is sponsored by DTE Energy, Varsity Lincoln and Varsity Ford, Leaf Filter, Yes Home Services, WindowPRO, Renewal by Andersen, Preservation Dental, Environmental Pest Control, On the Avenue Marketing, Anne Smith of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, The Knickerbocker Group of Raymond James, Mike Miller Building Company, Town and Country Eyecare, Steve Rodgers’ Dr. Energy Saver, Genitti’s Hole-in-the Wall and D&M Art Studio. All proceeds of Arts and Acts will benefit the Northville Art House.
The festival will be open from noon until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21 and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at Main and Center streets in downtown Northville.
Northville will be alive with music throughout the Arts and Acts Festival. At 7 p.m. Friday, Ben Sharkey will be delighting fans with old swing and jazz standards. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Sugarees will take the stage. The Sugarees are led by Billy Brandt, a multiple-award-winning Detroit-area singer-songwriter.
Sunday afternoon the town will come alive with the music of Planet D Nonet.
Many street performers will also fill the air with tunes throughout the weekend, as performers such as Alexa D and Nicole Delia are donating their time and talents to Arts and Acts.
The musical entertainment is sponsored by Varsity Lincoln and Varsity Ford, Anne Smith of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, The Knickerbocker Group of Raymond James.
The weekend will also feature the Northville Summer Carnival at Northville Downs Race Track Parking lot at Seven Mile Road and Center Street. The carnival will be open from 4-11 p.m. today and tomor- row, from noon until 11 p.m. Saturday and from noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The carnival is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the carnival, call (248) 349-7640.