MAY (Apply): Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival

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A non-juried community art show with cash prices

  • May 30-31, June 1, 11 am-4 pm: Drop off art, entry form, & $20 entry fee at Alberta House, 217 Ferris St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • June 9, 2-4 pm: Reception & prize winners announced
  • July 2-13, T-Sat, 11 am-4pm: Pick up entries. Unclaimed artwork will become property of gallery unless other arrangements made in advance.


Call to Artists: 47th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival (Application)

Tuesday, August 6, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Portage Street, Between Osborn And Ashmun In Sault Ste. Marie, MI

The Sault Summer Arts Festival is an annual juried show and sale of original fine arts and crafts that are exhibited by the artists who created them. The site is Portage Street, between Osborn and Ashmun, in the block east of the Soo Locks—the street is blocked off for the festival. The date is Tuesday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with set up time between 6 and 10 a.m. the day of. The festival is held rain or shine.

Jury is by photograph, three per category for all categories but jewelry, which requires five. Photographs may be digital, e-mailed to, or print included with application. Area artists may bring examples of their work to Alberta House to be juried there, if they prefer. Food vendors are welcome to apply as well. No dealers or agents are allowed, nor is work employing commercial patterns or molds.

Vendor spaces are 10’ x 10’. The festival space fee is $100. Sault Area Arts Council members of a year or more pay $50. Some double spaces are available for $200.

The substantial awards include the three-hundred-dollar Best of Show Award, the one-hundred-fifty-dollar Painting Award, the one-hundred-fifty dollar Best of Crafts Award, the seventy-five-dollar Judge’s Choice Award and fifty-dollar awards in Design, Jewelry, Fiber, Graphics, Photography, Pottery, Wood, Glass and Display. Awards are donated by local merchants and professionals.

Applications for the 2019 Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival are available online at the Arts Council website at (or—just click on the festival notice on the top of the home page. You may also e-mail: for a hard copy.

For more information, e-mail: or call Jean Jones at 906-437-5463. The Sault Summer Arts Festival is produced as a public service by the Sault Area Arts Council, based in Alberta House Arts Center in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The mission of the Arts Council is to promote the arts in the Sault Area. The festival workers and entertainers are, and have always been, all-volunteer. Admission to the festival for the general public is free of charge.

Information about last year’s festival is available here.

Sault Area Arts Council Home Page
217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
e-mail: Phone: (906) 635-1312