80,000 expected at Birmingham Fine Art Festival

By |2007-05-03T09:00:00-04:00May 3rd, 2007|Entertainment|



Birmingham Fine Art Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12
10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13
Shain Park, Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM – With temperatures dipping and gray skies the norm, it is welcome news that spring and one of its most multi-hued celebrations is around the corner. For a quarter of a century, Southeast Michiganders have celebrated the rejuvenating powers of art at the Birmingham Fine Art Festival, the first major art festival of the season in Metro Detroit.
Nearly 80,000 people are expected to attend the Birmingham Fine Art Festival from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13 in Shain Park in downtown Birmingham. With over 200 artists from all over the U.S. and Canada, the festival is a virtual international art gallery visiting Southeast Michigan for two days.
In addition to art from a variety of artists for purchase, the event features activities for children and artist demonstrations. The festival is traditionally held on Mother’s Day weekend, offering mothers and those wanting to fete and spoil her a special opportunity to choose works of art that moms will not want to return. Offerings vary from all art forms including jewelry or wearable fiber art to hand blown glass or paintings. Several Mother’s Day brunches and special events are held in Birmingham over the weekend, which are ideally combined with a visit to the festival.
Admission is free and open to the public. The festival is hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber. For more information, visit www.bbartcenter.org.

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