Arts & Acts event returns to downtown streets
Jun. 9, 2022 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Arts and Acts, presented by the Northville Art House, will take place June 17-19 this year throughout downtown Northville.
The Northville Art House, a 501(c)3 comprehensive art facility, is hosting the fundraiser which includes Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair, and an outdoor gallery of more than 75 local and national artists who have been selected from a pool of more than 150 applicants to display their work.
Arts and Acts, staged along Main, Center, and Wing streets, adjacent to the downtown Northville Social District, offers visitors the chance to buy, learn, and socialize with a like-minded crowd. Families will discover an abundance of entertainment such as the interactive chalk wall, the Chalk Festival, and musical acts as well as festival food and drink at mobile trucks, food pods, and local restaurants. Aspiring poets and short story writers can also enjoy readings and music at the Short on Words event that will take place at the Northville Art House on nearby Cady Street.
Admission is free. For more information and updates, visit www.northvillearthouse.org/artsandacts/ and @ArtsAndActs Festival. Proceeds benefit the Northville Art House’s mission to cultivate the arts through creative experiences and education- al programs in the community.
The festival will be open from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. June 17; from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. June 18 and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 19.
The 34th Annual Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair, which will be open each day of the festival, showcases contemporary art and unique creations by 75 fine artists and crafters from around the country competing for monetary awards based on original artwork and booth presentation.
Live acts will perform throughout the day both Friday and Saturday, June 17 – 18. Solo musicians will be strolling along the festival path and from 7 – 9 p.m. acoustic groups will be per- forming in the festival area.
The Northville Art House Chalk Festival, set for 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18 between Main and S. Center streets, features artists trans- forming 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.
Divisions include children (ages 0 – 11), teens (ages 12 – 17) and adults (ages 18 and up) with a Jury Award and a People’s Choice Award given in each division.
The Author’s Brunch to celebrate the 10th year – 9th edition of Short on Words poetry and short story competition, will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Northville Art House. The event will feature readings, live music, light refreshments, and an awards presentation. This year more than 70 local, national, and inter- national authors shared their original short stories and poetry inspired by one of 10 photographs taken by event organizer,
Preservation Dental – The Office of Dr. William S. Demray. Awards to be given to the top three works in both the youth (ages 17 and under) and adult (18 and up) categories.
Arts and Acts 2022 partners include: Bath Planet, Midwest Gutter Gard, DTE Foundation, Flagstar Bank, Orin Jewelers, Tuscan Café, The Northville Gallery Artwork & Framing, Two Stones Events, Garage Grill & Fuel Bar, Detroit Vineyards, Alexander’s Custom Clothiers, Preservation Dental-The Office of Dr. Williams S. Demray, Precision Print & Label, and Northville District Library.