48 years of art: Bay City Riverside Art Festival returns in 2022


BAY Metropolis, MI – An annual custom for the artwork group in the Great Lakes Bay Region is returning to downtown Bay City this 12 months.

The YWCA’s Terrific Lakes Bay Region Riverside Art Competition is returning for its 48th-calendar year Artists will be setting up store in downtown alongside Centre Avenue and Drinking water Road in close proximity to Wenonah Park on June 11 and 12 to showcase and sell their wares. The pageant is slated to start at 10 a.m. and final until finally 5 p.m. on Saturday and it will carry on from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday.

“We’re so excited to kick off the summer season with the 48th yearly Riverside Artwork Pageant,” claimed Moira Branigan, YWCA GLBR govt director. “This yr we have rather a several new artists and nonprofit companions becoming a member of us. We’re wanting forward to viewing the streets of Downtown Bay Town stuffed with artists and associates of the local community.”

To align with the YWCA GLBR’s mission of “eliminating racism and empowering women” the festival will emphasize the do the job of quite a few feminine artists, but all artists are welcome to apply and viewed as for inclusion in the function, explained organizers in a push launch.

According to organizers, artists from in the course of the point out and from as considerably away as Texas will be featured at the pageant to showcase a range of inventive performs, which include handmade pottery, jewelry, textiles and weaving, sculpture, watercolors, woodworking, as properly as ornamental things for the house and garden and clothing.

In addition to artist booths, there will be a popup bookstore, food items and consume suppliers and booths at the function for regional nonprofit associates like the Saginaw Bay Local community Sailing Affiliation, Hell’s Half Mile Movie and Tunes Festival, Do All, Bay Region Women’s Middle, Humane Culture of Bay County, Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, and Studio 23/The Artwork Center.

All event proceeds go to assist YWCA GLBR’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Plans.

Additional details can be located at YWCA GLBR’s Fb web page: fb.com/ywcaglbr and facebook.com/RiversideArtFestival

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