The 19th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival

July 27, 2018 10:00 AM to July 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Event Summary

This year, 2018, the Bay Harbor Arts Festival is on the waterfront again! With the opening of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts and many exciting things happening in Bay Harbor, we are excited to showcase the Village

The Bay Harbor Arts Festival encourages the creation of high-quality art that demonstrates creativity, innovation, and appreciation of the Visual Arts. We choose artists and artistic persons to participate in the show. The Arts Festival Committee, in turn, supports and enforces the acceptance and denial of participants. The Committee recognizes that the Arts Festival supports both professional and non-professional artist and seeks the opportunity to display a broad array of art. We also recognize that an Arts Festival creates an opportunity for artists and artisans to merchandise their talent through events and encourage the jury to be aware of these opportunities. We strive to provide a variety of artistic media to the public and patrons in an effort to make the Arts Festival both a high-quality art experience and a broad exposure to art. 

The Arts Festival Committee also recognizes and celebrates the talents and creativity of those who create one-of-a-kind high-quality food and similar items. Our festival contains a non-juried “Green Market” component intended for Artisan Items; soaps, lotions, items produced with commercially available beads, essential oils, specialty food mixes, and similar items. 

General Information

Where: The Village at Bay Harbor. The Bay Harbor Arts Festival is located on the lawns in front of the Bay Harbor Lake Marina which is at the end of Main Street in the Village at Bay Harbor. The Village at Bay Harbor is located right off US-31

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm & Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm



Information for Artists:

We are now accepting applications. Please apply through ZAPP.  

What is ZAPP? Click here to find out about this free-to-artists application program.

Link to the application is here

Link to online help is here

Media: Ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, metal, and wood 

In the new “Green Market” non-juried category: Artisan Items; soaps, lotions, items produced with commercially available beads, essential oils, specialty food mixes, and similar items

See our ZAPP site for complete Rules/Regulations!

If you prefer to pay by check, call Bay Harbor Company Accounting at 231.439.2513 from  9:00 am - 5:00 pm weekdays. 

Email artsfestival@bayharbor.com for assistance

Find us in the Crooked Tree 2018 Art & Craft Trails Guide mobile app!

Available for Apple iPhone/iPad and Google Android devices, the Art & Craft Trails app guides users to art galleries, studios, and events in northern lower Michigan. App users can explore by county, get driving directions, and connect with artists and galleries via social media. And it's FREE!

The app is the companion to the print booklet version of the 2018 Art & Craft Trails Guide.