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West Shore Art Fair in Ludington
The annual West Shore Art Fair is managed by the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), a community arts organization that cultivates access to arts and culture in West Michigan. The WSAF has been a staple of Ludington summers for over 50 years and has recently been rated by Sunshine Artist Magazine in the magazine’s annual 200 Best List. Out of thousands of fairs in the nation, West Shore Art Fair commanded an impressive rank as 94 in the Fine Art and Design category. This recognition is just one more reason to put a trip to Ludington on your July bucket list.
The West Shore Art Fair is sponsored by the Ludington Area Center for the Arts and is a juried fine arts and crafts show which means a more stringent criteria is used and only the highest-quality artists are admitted. Awards are given to artists in various mediums by LACA.
In 2021, artists across a variety of media will display their wares, including: clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, sculpture and more. This year’s art fair will have a slightly different feel as LACA and the WSAF have been asked by local health department officials to distance the artist booths. With the distancing of the booths, only 80 of the more than 200 artists who applied for the art fair were invited to attend. In addition to the artists’ exhibit booths, the fair features live musical performances, food stations, a children’s activity area, and a booth where children can purchase art for just $5. The Art Fair is generally open Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.
Sponsors of the 2021 West Shore Art Fair included Floracraft, Engine Branding & Graphic Design, Heyse & Associates, West Shore Bank, Shelby State Bank, Own Your BI, Ludington Beverage, Wesco, Starbucks, Shop ‘n Save, and Walmart.
For more information on the West Shore Art Fair, please contact:
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison St., Ludington, MI 49431