F.A.Q.'s  (Freely Answered Queries)

The Basics-

A beautiful juried art fair with 100 professional artists from ore than a dozen states and 6 emerging teen artists from Mint Artists Guild.

 

This is the art fairs third year.  It is produced by Integrity Shows, which also produces Palmer Park and Funky Ferndale Art Fairs. 

 

Our focus is mix of urban art with tranquility and beauty.

 

Hours-

August 4-5.

Saturday 10 to 7  and Sunday 11 to 5

 

Unusual Features-

 

Theater Arts Tent-  Local and professional theater groups offer tastes of their fall programing and tickets.

Heritage Tent- Iconic artists who no longer participate in shows due to age, health or other issues.

Mint Artists Guild- Teen artists learning to make and sell their work and exploring creative careers.

 

Belle Isle Memories- 

 

Share them at the entrance or send them in ahead. You also may submit them online at:  BelleIsleArtFair.com . 

Family and children's activities-

    

    DIA, Arts and Scraps and Mint Artists Guild  will all lead art projects.

    Musicians and theater groups will be performing in the food tent.

Food- 

 

Slow's To Go BBQ and more.

Also lemonade, Italian ice and other treats

Nonprofit partners- 

 

Belle Isle Conservancy, Detroit Greenways Coalition, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Rep Theater, Jefferson East,  Mint Artists Guild.

 

Cooling off-

 

A misting area will be set up, there will be benches around the festival for you to relax, grab a cold drink.

 

Bathrooms-

Porta potties are in the north east corner of our site.  Real plumbing is at the Belle Isle Casino- 362 steps away. 

 

Parking-

 

The art fair is adjacent to the Scott Fountain and next to Belle Isle's largest parking lot. Bikers may lock their cycles to the fence behind the fair.

How much does it cost?-

 

The art fair is free, as is parking. You do need a state park pass, which gives you entry to all Michigan state parks for a year.  One day passes also are avaiable.

What else should I see while on Belle Isle?

 

 

Other parts of Belle Isle to see:

    + Belle Isle Aquarium. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4.

    + Beach.  Located on the north side of the island, and open until 9 p.m. 

    + Fishing   - several piers, mostly along the side facing Canada.

    + Watch for freighters - They come by regularly.

    + Dossin Great Lakes Museum.  Focuses on the shipping and maritime heritage with model ships and more.

    + Sunset Point. Head there and enjoy the sun slipping away in a tranquil place.

    + Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse. Built in 1929, and the only lighthouse made of marble, it's on the north end of the island. Not open to public.

Details on Belle Isle may be found on the DNR website or through the Belle Isle Conservancy.