Lots To See and Plenty To Do
The Belle Isle Art Fair celebrates the artists and their creations. One way we do this is by encouraging those coming out to learn about the process and even to try creating art on their own. That's why we partner with area organizations to offer hands on activities. Our artists are also encouraged to demonstrate.
This year we have added the Lost River Tiki bar to our event. Enjoy island drinks in an island setting.
Click on the links to the right to find out more.
WELCOME TO THE BELLE ISLE ART FAIR
Belle Isle Park has been a feature of the city since 1880. People in the area have fond memories of attending a family reunion, a community celebration or a major event at the Island. Many visit the park throughout the year to enjoy it's beauty and serenity.
The Belle Isle Art Fair is meant to help you bring that beauty back home with you to enjoy. A chance to relax even when you can't take the time to visit the Island. Artwork that sparks memories and promotes a sense of well being.
For more information about the park, the city, and other outdoor attractions click on any of the links below.
Learn about East Jefferson
All about Belle Isle Park
Michigan State Parks
City of Detroit
The DIA offers free admission to area residents. Amazing for a world class organization.
Parks, recreation centers and activities throughout Detroit.
Arts and Scraps has been recycling and repurposing items since long before it became popular. They make items available to individuals and groups for use in art projects.
Ride your bike and lock it up to the fences adjacent to the art fair. Take the Belle Isle bus service (Route 12) to the island. Click here for the bus schedule.
Plenty to see • Plenty to do
• Enjoy make and take projects with the DIA, Arts and Scraps, Mint Artists Guild and Michigan Renaissance Festival
• See (and buy) work from over 100 juried artists. Some of your favorites and many that you have never seen before.
• Enjoy food- Look for lists in June.
• Support young artists- Mint Artists Guild teen artists will be showing and selling their work. For more information about Mint, click here.
• Listen to acoustic music. violins, vibraphones, and guitar music selected to enhance the experience.
• Learn about the city while supporting area non-profits. A variety of organizations will be present to share their stories about Detroit.
STATE PARK ACCESS PERMIT
The Belle Isle Art Fair is absolutely free to attend, but there is a State Park access fee if you are driving. Michigan residents receive a full year of park access to over 120 Michigan parks for $11. Non-residents can buy a one-day pass for $9 or an annual pass for $31. Passes are available at the gate.
For more information about the Michigan State Parks go to Michigan.gov.
The Belle Isle Art Fair is a juried event. The deadline was May 17.
There are many ways to participate. The most important is to come out and support the artists.