This event has been canceled for 2021
The event has always been a warm, fun celebration of the beautiful Artist community… and an important local showcase and networking event as well. It is a tribute to all of our partners and friends that have worked so tirelessly each year to stage the event, that it has reached its milestone, but we feel that now is the appropriate time to discontinue the Great Lakes Art Fair.
We tried to bring on the Craft component hoping to draw in more artists but still had a lack of participation. Management of the Great Lakes Art Fair was absorbed by Suburban Collection Showplace operations in 2009, during the recession, and participation did rebound to some degree. In recent years the attendance has again eroded, and it has become more challenging to keep the event economically viable and to attract fresh artists, audience, vendors and sponsors each year. We deeply enjoy working with the Michigan artisan community, and would love for you to consider joining us at the Michigan State Fair as we have a large array of vendors and crafters. The Michigan State Fair, held over Labor Day Weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace.