Monthly Meet Up on First Wednesday of the Month. Brighton District Library., 100 Library Drive, Brighton, MI
August Meet Up: Brighton Fine Art Festival turn-in August 1st. Members are limited to two pieces for hanging and up to 10 items for the Gallery Store. All participants will be required to sign up for a shift during the Art Fest (August 3-5) or if all shifts are filled, to sign up for sitting at CoBACH after the Fest. Set up and Take down volunteers are needed!!!
Meetups begin at 6:30 p.m. with a brief business meeting followed by socializing, snacks and a speaker or program. All monthly meet-ups are open to the public and free of charge. Contact: brightonartguild.com or Mary Lou Wiegand, 304-415-0023 with questions for more information.
You are invited to participate!
The Brighton Fine Art and Acoustic Music Festival is the weekend of August 3-5, 2016. Over 30,000 art enthusiasts are expected to attend this year’s event.
The Brighton Art Guild will have a 30’x10’ tent set up on Main Street in downtown Brighton. Nearby will be a tent holding The Michigan Scapes exhibition.
Each member artist is encouraged to bring up to two pieces of art to hang in the Guild’s main gallery, along with 10+ “small” pieces (priced $100 and under) for the boutique section. The Guild will provide art bins and tables. Small pieces can be replenished during the festival.
This is a great opportunity to have your art seen and appreciated by an art loving crowd at a summer Festival in a prime location in Brighton. Festival hours are Friday, August 3, 5pm--8pm,; Saturday August 4, 10am-8pm; Sunday August 5, 10am-4pm.
Intake will be Wednesday, August 1 at regular monthly meeting (at CoBACH) and take down will be 4pm-5pm Sunday.
What’s the cost? There are no entry fees for this event! All that’s required is three hours of your time during the Festival. Setting up, event sitting at the Guild or Michigan Scapes tents, demonstrating your medium (a big crowd pleaser), helping with intake, setup or takedown. The Guild will assess a 20% commission on all sales—you the artist will receive 80%.
Event sign up sheets for sitters and demonstrators will be available at July 11 general meeting. Inventory sheets and exhibitor information is available on the Guild’s website under the Exhibits&Events tab, Art Festival. Please contact Mary Lou Weigand at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or sitter/demo sign up requests.
Tour the Great State of Michigan at the Michigan Scapes Exhibitions FRIDAY JULY 13 Opening Reception & Awards | 6–8:30pm Secunda Museum at Cleary University 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell, MI Exhibition: July 14–August 2 Hours | M-F 10am–4pm, Sat 12–5pm
FRIDAY AUGUST 3 Festival Open House | 5–7pm Michigan Scapes Tent (St. Paul & Main Sts.) Brighton Fine Arts & Acoustic Music Festival in Downtown Brighton Festival Hours: Fri Aug 3, 5–8pm, Sat Aug 4, 10am–8pm, Sun Aug 5, 10am–4pm
Best in Show Ann Marie Curley for Landscape: Zug Island 1st place: Heiner Hertling for Northville Fun 2nd place: B. Craig Cossey for Frozen River 3rd place: Edward Duff for Point Betsie Honorable mention: William Brody, Winter Shadows Sally Feil, Sharing Beach on Foggy Morn Deb Hosier, Shredded Canvas Mario Inchaustegui, Miners Castle, Pictured Rocks, Munsing Chris Ozminsky, Sunset Over Fox River Spreads
For reminders go to Facebook events page “Michigan Scapes” Sponsored by: Brighton Downtown Development Authority, Advanced Orthopedics, First National Bank, KW Realty Livingston, Secunda Museum at Cleary University, & Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce
Calendar of Upcoming Events
August 3-5 - Brighton Art Guild fine art tent during Brighton Fine Art and Acoustic Music Festival. Membership required to sell art at this event.
November 1-9 - Kaleidoscope All Member Exhibition at the Howell Opera House