Friday, June 1, 2017

Attention Media Professionals,

Experience Art Rapids!, a 15-day juried art showcase offering $6000 in juried prizes and a People’s Choice Award, will be held held in the Grand Traverse Bayshore village of Elk Rapids, June 10th through June 24th.

A Regional Premiere

This is the first summer art show north of Grand Rapids to offer prize money of this amount and impact. And it’s a reflection of Northwest Michigan’s growing arts and cultural reputation given the tremendous support by both artists and business.

Beyond An Art Fair

Over 270 works of art by Midwest artists will be displayed throughout the picture-perfect Great Lakes shoreline village noted for its historic setting,

quality harbor facilities, and walkable community. The event’s protracted timeline offers art lovers a memorable experience. Collectors can take their time, visit and revisit pieces, and carefully consider potential purchases. Or, those who simply want to casually view and assess the art, can deliberate, taking their time in deciding which pieces deserve the People’s Choice Awards.

Please note that over the course of the exhibit, artist bios and updates will be regularly provided.

We appreciate your help in promoting this inaugural event. Plans for an expanded event next year are already in the works!

Gregg Smith
Traverse City, MI