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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Applications now available for the 2017 Sterlingfest Arts & Craft Show

The city’s Art Commission today announced that Artisan and Fine Crafter Applications are now available for the 2017 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, slated for July 27-29.

Artisans and crafters have until April 7th to complete and submit an application for the 2017 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair, held at the Richard J. Notte Sterling Heights City Center.  Festival rules, fees, and other guidelines are included in the application document.

Renowned as one of Michigan's best run and best-attended festivals, (including earning the Detroit News'  "Michigan's BEST Summer Festival" title), Sterlingfest's combination of arts & crafts, music and food means three days of sun-drenched, summertime fun every year.  Now in its 37th year, Sterlingfest mixes the tradition of an arts & crafts fair with a jazz and blues stage, a Suds 'n' Sounds stage, Kidzfest children's activities and entertainment stage, a family midway, local restaurateurs and a main concert stage.  Applications for interested restaurateurs and food vendors are also now available.

Visitors to the arts & crafts show browse and purchase exquisite sculptures, watercolor paintings, striking photographs and many other unique hand-crafted items offered by juried exhibitors.  The Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair is set in a street fair-like setting at the heart of Sterling Heights, Michigan-the picturesque Richard J. Notte Sterling Heights City Center campus.  Artists show and sell their work with a backdrop of lively music from the jazz and blues stage.  Visitors to the arts & crafts fair stroll past the city's historic Upton House, by a water lily studded fountain and along the Sterling Heights sculpture walk, featuring the city's public art along with a "SterlingScapes" exhibit of large-scale outdoor sculptures from cutting-edge Michigan artists.

The 2017 Sterlingfest schedule of events features a variety of great music to keep visitors entertained, including jazz, blues, fold and Top 40 entertainment.  Plus free fun activities for the kids allow man and dad to take their time in the arts & crafts fair.  Attractions, such as evening concerts, promise to draw upwards of 120,000 people from throughout metropolitan Detroit to the Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair.

Applications for the 2017 Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair are available for download at the fair's official website: www.sterlingfest.info.  Artists and crafters can also request that a hard copy be mailed to their address by calling the Sterling Heights Community Relations Department at (586) 446-CITY.

For more information, please call the city of Sterling Heights Community Relations Department at (586) 446-240, email cityhall@sterling-heights.net, visit online at www.sterlingfest.info or www.facebook.com/sterlingfest.


 

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