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Art Lovers Dawn on Shelby Township Today for Annual Festival

Here's a look at what to expect and where to park for the annual Shelby Township art festival.

Art lovers will feast today and Sunday on a smorgasbord of art at the Shelby Township Art Fair, located on the township .

Vistors can expect to find art booths ranging from digital photography, water paint, sculptures, clothing, jewelery and handmade soaps. 

For those looking for some delticalble art, handmade choclates and candies will be on display in addition to food booths.

If you're just looking for some plain good family-friendly entertainment, then feast your senses on the daylong entertainment lineup.

Scheduele of Events

Saturday, August 11 

  • 10 a.m. - Art Fair opens, closes at 5 p.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wally Fitz Jazz
  • 12:30 p.m. Cirque Amongus - audience participation circus performance
  • 1:00 p.m. Rick & Dayna Duo
  • 2:30 p.m. Free on-site drop-in drawing classes with Stephanie Kent for kids and adults at the Kids Corner until 4:30 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.Cirque Amongus - audience participation circus performance
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. Student Performance by Suzette’s Masters of Dance

Sunday, August 12 

  • 10:00 a.m. art fair opens and closes at 4 p.m.
  • 10 a.m.-Noon Wally Fitz Jazz
  • 12 p.m. Cirque Amongus - audience participation circus performance
  • 12 p.m. Free on-site drop-in drawing classes with Stephanie Kent for kids and adults at the Kids Corner until 4:30 p.m.
  • 12:30-2:00 pm Rick & Dayna Duo
  • 2 p.m.Free on-site drop-in drawing classes with Stephanie Kent for kids and adults at the Kids Corner until 4:30 p.m.
  • 2:30-4:00 pm The Sun Messengers

Other Activities

  • Check out the Shelby Fire Department’s Smoke House & Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Child fingerprinting by the Shelby Township Police Department
  • Kid’s Corner Craft & Activity Area 
  • Live animals from the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
  • Musical entertainment in the bandshell
  • Tour Historic Hope Chapel and Andrews Schoolhouse Museum
  • Yummy snacks from friendly food vendors
  • Chalk Art Zone – Hosted and sponsored by Christian Financial Credit Union
  • Cirque Amongus - Circus Performances with Audience Participation 
  • DMYC Remote Control Sailboat Display & Demo on Heritage Garden Lake
  • Free On-site Drawing Classes - Hosted by Michaels
  • Kid’s Mural Painting Area – Hosted by the Shelby Township Fine Art Society
  • Local and Michigan Made Products Area
  • Sand Sculpture Demo and Instruction and Kid’s Sand Play Area – Hosted by the Royal Park Hotel
  • Sponsor “Swag” Tote Bag for Artists and First 400 Attendees

Admission, parking and a shuttle bus service from the located behind the library are all free.

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