HOUGHTON -- Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Ninth Annual Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival happening from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, on Shelden Avenue. The festival provides an opportunity to hear live local music, spend time downtown and shop at regional artist booths.
Ceramic and glass artist Colleen Carroll exhibits some of her work at the 2009 Houghton Art and Music Festival (File photo © 2009 Keweenaw Now).
Artist booths feature stained glass, pottery, jewelry, fiber art, wood working, paintings, wearable art, photography, handmade playthings for children and more.
The exciting music line up is as follows: Noon: Good Times Music presents Guitar Force featuring Special Chops, 1 p.m.; On the Spot Blues Band, 2 p.m.; Keweenaw Brewgrass, 3 p.m.; PasiCats, 4 p.m.; Captain Woody Boogie and the Pirates of Groove and our headliner this year, the Erik Koskinen Band, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
There will be a variety of fun and free family art activities, including the creation of ARTSTOCK certificates. Youth and adults can participate in this Visual Art Project that will culminate on the lawn of Michigan's Capitol Building after the Arts and Culture Summit June 22-23 in Lansing. Come and make a "10X10" stock certificate at the festival. This project represents the importance of investing in creativity and the quality of life. Help increase the number of certificates from our region!
The Festival, sponsored by the City of Houghton and the Copper Country Community Arts Council, will also feature an Arts Center information booth and Extreme Bake Sale. Food and refreshments will be on site at the Baxter’s Heavenly Hot Dogs booth. Special thanks to our sponsor, Minnesota Public Radio. Thanks also to our supporters Brockit Inc., Brassard Media, and MTEC Smart Zone.
There is plenty of parking and the event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 482-2333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.