2012 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff -- Brochure
Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff in Saint Joseph, Michigan July 14 & 15, 2012 This year over 900 artists applied for the 145 available spots, which gave our expert jury the chance to select some of the best artists in the nation. In 51 years, the Art Fair has grown from a small regional clothesline art fair into an impressive nationally ranked Art Fair with over 200 artists, representing 32 states and Canada, and attracting nearly 75,000 visitors to Southwestern Michigan. The Krasl Art Fair is ranked among the top art fair in the country and rated 24th in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine and 32nd out of the top 100 by the Art Fair Sourcebook.
How to get here DrIvIng DIrectIonS FroM chIcago I-94 east to Exit 23 (Stevensville). Go north approximately 5 miles to downtown St. Joseph. Lake Bluff Park is two blocks west. FroM DetroIt I-94 west to Exit 33 (Bus. 94/Benton Harbor), which becomes Main Street in Benton Harbor. Continue through town, over bridge and around curve onto Port Street. Port Street ends at the north end of Lake Bluff Park. FroM South BenD U.S. 31-N to the end at Napier Avenue. Turn left (west). Go west for 6 miles. Turn right (north) at Niles Avenue until merges with Bus. I-94 (Main Street in St. Joseph). Go through the light, continue north 3 blocks to Pearl Street, turn left. Pearl Street ends at Lake Bluff Park. 31 196 COLOMA WATERVLIET preMIer SponSorS Be Healthy. presented by the Krasl art Center July 14-15, 2012 � St. Joseph, MI at k F ilt e r e d W 94 63 BENTON HARBOR SupportIng SponSorS 140 DECATUR ST. JOSEPH 31 STEVENSVILLE 139 EAU CLAIRE 51 62 DOWAGIAC 94 BRIDGMAN BERRIEN SPRINGS 140 51 31 60 NILES CASSOPOLIS NEW BUFFALO THREE OAKS BUCHANAN 12 12 Free Shuttle ServIce SaturDay, 9:30 aM - 7:00 pM � SunDay, 10:00 aM - 6:00 pM Free shuttle service (donations appreciated) makes stops at the parking lots of the following locations and at the corner of Broad Street and State Street in downtown St. Joseph, near the main entrance to the art fair: � Kelly's Bowl, 2705 cleveland ave., St. Joseph Business I-94 (Exit 23) north to St. Joseph. Go approximately 4 miles to the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Cleveland Ave. Turn right. Kelley's Bowl is on the left. � edgewater Business center, St. Joseph M-63 north through downtown St. Joseph. Just after crossing the bridge, turn left on Momany Drive. Turn left again into the first parking lot of the Renaissance Business Center at Edgewater. contrIButIng SponSorS 707 Lake Boulevard St. Joseph, MI 49085 269-983-0271 www.Krasl.org Twitter @KraslArtFair e r. D ri n Sat. 10:00 aM - 6:00 pM � Sun. 10:00 aM - 5:00 pM Bringing people and art together for over 50 years! Show FeatureS KraSl KID'S Zone Art activities are available for children on the Krasl Art Center grounds (donation suggested). MuSIc & Fun! FrIDay nIght KIcKoFF party July 13 / 5:00 p.M. - 10:00 p.M. Come for an evening of fun at the Krasl Art Center, including a sneak peak of some of the artists' work. Wine from Tabor Hill Winery. Food from Tim's Too and Pump House Grille. 5:00 p.m. � All God's Children 6:00 p.m. � Susan Metheny Group 7:00 p.m. � Doug's Kids on Stage 8:00 p.m. � Music TBA SMooth JaZZ at SunSet Sat. July 14 / 7:30 p.M. Sponsored by 98.3 The Coast. Saxophonist/flutist Nelson Rangell performs at the Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach. Gate opens at 6:30 pm. opening act: The Three Gringos. Tickets available at the Krasl Art Center, at The Coast studios, online at www.smoothjazzatsunset.com or by calling 269-925-1111. RANDALL HIGDoN / #18 SaleS & InForMatIon Art Fair merchandise is available at one of three locations throughout the fair. Posters, water bottles, bags, hats, T-shirts, kites and more! KraSl art FaIr BucKS Purchase Krasl Art Fair Bucks to use or give as gifts and get special VIP rewards, including reserved parking, refreshments, poster and gift bag. Art Fair Bucks can be used to buy artwork from any artist. Art Fair Bucks are $25 each; a minimum purchase of four ($100) is required. Call 269-983-0271. patron pacKage pIcK-up For large art purchases, ask the artist for a voucher and drop it off at the Volunteer Check-In tent in front of the Krasl Art Center when you're ready to leave. While you're bringing your car around, we will collect your purchase from the artist and have it ready for you to pick up. PAT BoLGAR / #9 vISItor InForMatIon St. JoSeph toDay Welcome Center 421 State Street, St. Joseph 269-985-1111 � stjoday.org SouthweStern MIchIgan tourISt councIl 269-925-6301 � swmichigan.org July 14 - 15, 2012 Sat. 10:00 aM - 6:00 pM Sun. 10:00 aM - 5:00 pM presented by the Krasl art Center KaF eMergIng artIStS tentS Located in front of the Krasl Art Center, these tents feature the work of students in high school and college, including students from the Fired Up! program at Water Street Glassworks. perForMIng artS � Food Court Stage featuring local musicians � Krasl Kid's Zone Stage featuring entertainment for children and families BaBy ServIce area For changing diapers, nursing, or just resting with your small children, located in the fenced yard of the St. Joseph Library on Lake Boulevard. Sponsored by South Shore Women's Health. Come to Lake Bluff Park in downtown St. Joseph, MI, for one of the biggest and best art fairs in the country! Each year, the lush, tree-lined park overlooking the shore of Lake Michigan explodes with color, form and texture. This nationally ranked art event brings more than 200 juried artists to join art lovers from all over the country to celebrate a shared love of creative expression. Don't miss it! KENT KRAUS / #35 pet polIcy please leave your pets at home. City ordinance prohibits pets anywhere within the perimeter of the Art Fair for the duration of the weekend. FooD court Choose from a tempting variety of food vendors for a meal, snack or specialty drink. capp (chIlDren'S art purchaSe prograM) The Children's Art Purchase Program features art for $10 and under; look for orange flags at participating artist booths. For children only! LARRy SMITH / #132 The Krasl Art Center faces Lake Bluff Park along scenic Lake Boulevard in St. Joseph, MI, betweel Pearl Street and Park Street.