7/17/2013 6:19:00 PM North American Indian Art Fair set for Saturday, July 20
Submitted to Harbor Light Newspaper
The Andrew J. Blackbird Museum and the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce proudly present the 10th Annual North American Indian Art Fair on Saturday, July 20 at the Harbor Springs waterfront, next to the public tennis courts. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.
The art fair showcases Native American culture, history and tradition through the works of Native American artists and craftspeople. Vendor participation is strictly limited to the American Indian community, and only Native American arts and crafts are allowed. Some of the artists will demonstrate their crafts and art in progress in addition to having completed works for browsing and purchase. All the artists are extremely knowledgeable about their particular art form and their heritage and are always willing to share their stories with the visitors to their booths. Drummers and storytellers have also been known to be present at previous events.
The Art Fair is open to the public and is an interesting addition to the community-wide yard sales on the same date. The site is pure Harbor Springs with the waterfront and boats in the background and the Indian tepee as a landmark. In case of rain, the art fair will relocate to the Holy Childhood Educational Building at 150 E. Main Street.