More than 100 artists help mark 50th anniversary of Downtown Art Fest

The blue sky above shed a bright light on the assortment of colors in paintings, photographs, jewelry and other artwork on display Saturday and Sunday at the Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival. More than 100 artists and booths filled the first three blocks of a barricaded Washington Avenue for the 50th anniversary of the festival, organized by the local Chamber of Commerce and Howard Alan Events Ltd.
Mark Brooky
Jun 27, 2011


“The weather — it’s perfect here,” said Joanne Adams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who was selling her Just For You handmade jewelry at the show for the third straight year. “And I love Michigan. I think it’s a wonderful state.”

Carolyn Jazdzyk of Spring Lake picked out a jewelry piece from Adams’ display to buy her daughter, Janee, 17.

“We’re just having a mother-daughter day,” Carolyn said.

The Chamber of Commerce organized a Family Fun Day on Saturday for children to enjoy crafts and activities on Second Street.

On Sunday, the festival included a “Celebration of the Arts” in Northwest Ottawa County, starting with a short program at the Snug Harbor restaurant. The Chamber of Commerce and Sweet Temptations provided ice cream sundaes.

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

To see photos from the festival, click here.

To see the videos from the festival, click here.


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