57th Annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff: Saturday, July 14th & Sunday, July 15th

The 57th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff will be held in Lake Bluff Park in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan on Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, July 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Artists from across the United States will come together to bring fine art and fine crafts for sale to the public at this nationally ranked art fair. Nearly 1,000 artists applied for the opportunity to be one of the juried artists featured at this year’s event. This year 200 new and returning artists representing 11 media categories with unique, distinctive styles will participate.

  • Enjoy the Krasl Kid’s Zone, where children create make-and-take artwork, Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Donations are appreciated.
  • The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff features the Children’s Art Purchase Program for young people interested in starting their own art collection. Some of the artists have select art for sale at a cost of $10 and less for children age 14 and under to purchase. Participating artists have a “CAPP” sign on their booth.
  • Per City of St. Joseph ordinance, the KAF is a pet-free event. Pets are not permitted within the perimeter of the KAF for the duration of the weekend.
  • To kick off the weekend, the Krasl Art Center invites the community to the Friday Night Block Party – sponsored by Kruggel Lawton CPA’s and The Livery Microbrewery, July 13 from 5 pm-10:00 pm at Pearl Street & the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library Garden – suggested $5 donation. Enjoy top-notch local fare, including The Livery Microbrewery’s beers, Lake Michigan Vintners’ wines, and food trucks from Baja Gringo and Nosh Village. Entertainment will be provided by local trio The Backups and a rock/funk jam band from Ann Arbor – Pajamas and opening act, Jack Adams.

Take in the sights and sounds of this year’s KAF at the Beer & Wine Garden! Enjoy beers from The Livery Microbrewery, award-winning Michigan wines from Lake Michigan Vintners, and delicious food from Nosh Village. Music by local performers and yard games provide a relaxing break during the Art Fair experience. The Beer & Wine Garden is located at Pearl Street & the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library Garden. It will be open on Saturday, from noon-6 pm and on Sunday, from noon-4 pm.

Food cARTs in the concession area at Lake Blvd. and Broad Street will sell farm-to-table fare and additional favorite treats while visitors enjoy entertainment by 98.3, The Coast.

Free parking and shuttle service is available at Kelley’s Bowl at 2705 Cleveland Avenue and in the Edgewater business district at 511 Renaissance Drive. Shuttle buses will run continuously to drop off and pick up guests at the corner Ship Street & Lake Blvd. one hour before and one hour after the KAF. A $1 per person donation is requested.

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