Annual Fallasburg fine arts and crafts festival set for mid-September

Submitted by the West Michigan Tourist Association

LOWELL — Celebrating its 50th year, the annual Fallasburg Arts Festival will fill part of Lowell on Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16.

Presented by LowellArts, this two-day festival includes 100 fine arts and crafts booths, craft demonstrations, live music, children’s activities and food booths. Hours for the festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Park Drive, Lowell.

Admission for the festival is free.

Artist booths are juried and a broad range of different mediums are represented including jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber, mixed media, wood, painting, drawing, photography, floral, basketry, print-making and more. Demonstrators of traditional crafts are located in the pavilion. Visitors of all ages are invited to watch the artisans at work. Demonstrations include iron forging, mosaic, fly-tying, leather craft, origami, quilting, wood carving, weaving and more.

Musical entertainment will be on an outdoor stage both days of the event, featuring a variety of music styles. Saturday’s music line-up begins at 10:15 a.m. with The Bruce Matthews Band and will include Paddy’s Cure, Fauxgrass, Hawks and Owls, Josh Rose and the Founding Fathers. On Sunday, the music continues with Lighting Matches at 10:15 a.m., and will be followed by Steam Powered Bluegrass, The Cheater B’s and The Adams Family.

An enclosed children’s area provides kids the opportunity to decorate and take home a pumpkin.

Food booths will offer an array of fall-inspired and festival foods, offered by local community organizations. Visitors are invited to purchase raffle tickets to win one of more than 90 artist-made items donated by festival artists or the grand prize quilt created for the event.

This year’s event sponsors are Fifth Third Bank, Meijer, All-Weather Seal and Local Spins.

For more information, contact LowellArts at (616) 897-8545, e-mail info@lowellartsmi.org or visit lowellartsmi.org.

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