July 27

Krasl Art Fair On The Bluff

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Every week, I take you on an Artist Date with me. The Artist Date comes from the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Generally, Artist Dates are time alone, but sometimes an opportunity comes along to do something inspirational with a friend.

Krasl Art Fair Sign

My friend, Amy, and I attended the 52nd annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff in St. Joseph, Michigan, on July 13. It was awesome!

Krasl Art Center

The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is presented by the Krasl Art Center.  The Krasl Art Center was built in 1979-1980 and is owned and operated by the St. Joseph Art Association, Inc.

View From Bluff Park

The Art Association began in 1962 when a group of local artists organized and presented a summer art fair in St. Joseph’s Bluff Park.

Celeste North Glass

Celeste North Glass

This year’s Art Fair featured 216 artists’ booths and draws around 70,000 guests.

Gruchalla Rosetti Pottery

Gruchalla/Rosetti Pottery

Artists from 32 states and 3 countries were represented.

Krasl Art Fair Aisle

It was a gorgeous day to walk around…

Celeste North Booth

Celeste North Glass

…and enjoy the amazing variety of art.

Silver Beach Pizza

We had a tasty lunch at Silver Beach Pizza which is located in a former train depot.

Whirlpool Compass Fountain

From there we had a view of the Whirlpool Compass Fountain. This super cool fountain was donated to the city of St. Joseph by Whirlpool Corporation and has a diameter of 200-feet and shoots water 35-feet in the air.

View of St. Joseph Street

Just an ideal day in every way.

I had another Artist Date in St. Joseph, Michigan, earlier this year when I attended the Magical Ice Fest. What a difference five months makes.

NOTE: The artists whose work is represented above do not have websites, but if you do an internet search of their names, you can find more information.

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