Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival to celebrate 10th year June 11

At the 2010 Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival, schottische-lovers dance to the Pasi Cats' music. This Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Pasi Cats will again be part of the music lineup for the Festival's 10th year. (File photos by Keweenaw Now)

HOUGHTON -- Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival happening from noon - 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, on the upper parking deck in downtown Houghton. The festival, now in its 10th year, provides an opportunity to hear live local music, spend time downtown, and shop at regional artist booths.

Houghton artist Miriam Pickens sells pottery at her booth during the 2010 Spring Art and Music Festival.

Located behind the Keweenaw Brewing Company, this year’s artist booths will feature stained glass, pottery, jewelry, fiber art, paintings, wearable art, photography, honey products, and many more quality art items for sale.

Award-winning author Debbie Frontiera sells her books at the 2010 Art and Music Festival. Look for Debbie and her booth at this year's festival as well!

There will be a variety of fun and free family art activities, including Stephanie Treviño's Art Bus, the Frog Hop scavenger hunt (offering prizes for visiting local businesses), a Plant Sale and the ever popular Extreme Bake Sale.

Artist Stephanie Treviño's Art Bus, temporarily parked here in Hancock, will make its public debut at the 2011 Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival this Saturday, June 11.

Music will be played by the following local groups:

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. -- Huffing Pink
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. -- Gratiot Lake
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. -- Jellikit
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. -- Uncle Pete's All-star Barbecue Blues Band
5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. -- PasiCats

The festival is supported by the City of Houghton, Brockit Inc., Brassard Media, MTEC SmartZone, Minnesota Public Radio, the Keweenaw Brewing Company, and Bohemia Printing. Thanks also to Good Times Music, Victoria's Kitchen, The Edge Tattoo, Keweenaw Hydroponics, and Framed by Kathy.

The Spring Art and Music Festival benefits the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock. Visit their Web site for more information.

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