MUST DO THIS SUMMER!
Celebrate 50 Years with the
Cadillac Festival of the Arts
Save the date—July 20 & 21, 2018—for the 50th Annual Cadillac Festival of the Arts – Phyllis Olson Art Fair, held in Cadillac Commons City Park, Cadillac, Michigan, adjacent to beautiful Lake Cadillac. The Festival includes fine art, live music, delicious food, and the “Sherilyn Lindberg Kid’s Art.” This two-day event hosts 100 juried artists who exhibit art of original concept, design and execution.
Special activities will commemorate the 50th anniversary. On Thursday evening, participating artists can enjoy a hor d’oeuvres reception hosted by Brink’s Art & Frame Shop and the Art Festival Committee. Friday, the festivities begin earlier at 11 a.m. Be the first to shop artist booths and enjoy delicious food from the vendors along Lake Street. Artists will be judged on Friday this year so winners can be announced during opening ceremony that evening.
Saturday, enter your favorite young artist in our first sidewalk chalk-painting contest centered around the music pavilion. The Garden Club will also have a special flower show on the grounds around City Park down to our new “Up North Arts” Art Center.
Festival T-shirts are also back! Be sure to save a little ca-ching for this one of a kind design by local artist Cyndy Foley. Collect your t-shirt along with your festival poster, designed by poster winner Cassie Anderson. You’ll find these at our new Artisan Market area along with specialty foods and products.
Our spectacular music line-up will begin Friday at 6 pm with the Cadillac Symphony Orchestra. At 7:30, we’re thrilled to present the Saline Fiddlers, America’s premier youth fiddling show band from Saline, Michigan. The musicians will present an energetic and polished show that features a diverse range of music from American folk, fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, western swing, and Celtic traditions. Spirited vocals and Appalachian step dancing combine with the instrumentals to create an unforgettable live performance.
Saturday, rise early and get to the artist booths that open at 10 a.m. The beat goes on with music and dance all day including Chris Buhalis, Northern Lights Irish Dancers, Wendy & DB, and The Landing Dance Academy. Then don’t plan on leaving early! Our special guest Seth Bernard will help us close the 50th celebration from 5:30-7 pm.
Anyone interested in enjoying the festival as a volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a great way to be part of this special celebration and enjoy the festivities!
Be sure to include the 50th Annual Cadillac Festival of the Arts, July 20-21 on your summer schedule. Stay up-to-date on featured artists and other details by checking the Cadillac Festival of the Arts Facebook page or Cadillac Artists’ Association web page.