It is Orange Barrel Season - but not to worry! It is easy to get to the East Lansing Art Festival thanks to CATA!
The Greater Lansing Visitor Center in East Lansing
will be open during the East Lansing Art Festival to assist you in finding out about more things to do while in the community. Kids can stop in and take part in a coloring contest and receive crayons to take home. Located at 549 E. Grand River Avenue (directly across from the Broad Art Museum) and open Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. & Sunday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
FAMILY REST PLACE at MARTIN LUTHER CHAPEL, 444 Abbot Rd, just north of City Hall. Saturday hours are from 10-6:00 and Sunday from 10-5:00. The Chapel will be open throughout the 2 days with Volunteers to direct you to appropriate areas for resting, letting children "wind-down" a little, caring for and feeding infants or giving your feet a break in a peaceful place.
Many Thanks to Such Video for creating this outstanding PSA for the EL Art Fest!
The Artist Application Deadline has passed. See a full list of Artist Exhibitors HERE.
The winning Melting Moments/EL Art Festival 50th Anniversary Ice Cream flavor will be announced at the EL Art Fest Applause Party for sponsors at the Marriott at University Place on May 17 and will be sold at the 2013 EL Art Festival! To receive a ticket to the Amazing Applause Party you must be a EL Art Festival Sponsor.
NEW 50th Anniversary 2013 East Lansing Art Festival Poster Design - Festival Sponsors receive a limited edition silk screened copy of this beautiful poster, numbered and signed by the artist. Thanks to CiesaDesign and MacKellar Screenworks for creating one-of-a-kind fine art posters for the festival each year - for over 25 years! Artist: Chris VanWyck
Art Springs Forth at the East Lansing Art Festival each May as this two-day celebration of arts and culture kicks off the festival season in the streets of downtown East Lansing. The East Lansing Art Festival is ranked 55th in the nation in the top 100 Fine Art Festival list by Sunshine Artist Magazine! More than 200 juried fine artists and traditional craft artisans exhibit their original works in this outdoor artist marketplace. Enjoy the best our region has to offer throughout the festive weekend filled with free live eclectic musical performances and free children's hands-on arts activities. The EL Art Festival unique food court features diverse flavors from favorite local and regional restaurants and caterers. Is the ELAF a springtime Mid-Michigan tradition for you? We want to hear your story! Help us celebrate 50 years of ELAF email@example.com or share with us on Facebook.
All interested Performers, Activities Presenters and Food Vendors must submit requests for consideration to the festival by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call the festival office - we regret that phoned in requests for consideration cannot be returned.
Animals are NOT permitted in the Food Court or Children's Activities Areas of the festival. We ask pet owners to please be considerate of all festival artists and guests. The festival is crowded with many patrons, fragile art works, small children, swirling activity, live music and the aromas of many different kinds of delicious food. Animals and people are unecessarily put in dangerous situations when animals interact aggressively. In addition, although this is a spring festival the weather can be very HOT! These conditions may pose serious health dangers for your pet. Please be kind to pets and people. WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE LEAVE YOUR FURRY, SCALY, FINNED AND FEATHERED FRIENDS AT HOME!
Geoffrey Ehnis-Clark (Chairperson) - Guyselman & Ehnis-Clark Attorneys
Andrew Sandstedt (Vice Chairperson) - Artistic Design Services
Denise J Kratzer (Treasurer) - Summit Community Bank
Susi Elkins (Secretary) - WKAR Public Television
John Donohoe - CiesaDesign
Kevin Epling - Michigan State University; Matt Epling Creative Art Competition
Todd Luter - Nightlight Image Foundry
Jack Roberts - Michigan High School Athletic Association
Tim Schmitt - City of East Lansing
AnnMarie Schneider - MSU Institute for Public Policy And Social Research
Michael Sundermann - MSU College of Music
In Memory of Tim Knight: In 2012 the East Lansing Art Festival lost one of our very dear friends. Tim Knight served 11 years on the board of directors, Tim's love was for art and the artists behind the work. Those of us fortunate enough to have worked with him will always remember with gratitude his enthusiasm, energy, hard work, personal warmth, infectious laugh, generous spirit, and love of the arts. Please join us in honoring his memory with a contribution in his name to the Emerging Artist Program. elartfest.com/content/tim-knight Indicate "Tim Knight Fund" in the memo.