Alberta House will be closed  until at least April 14. Watch for updates.

Alberta House Art Center will be closed until at least April 14,
as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

Watch for updates.

This month's Alberta House News is now available

This month's Alberta House News is now available! More...

Call to Artists: 48th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival

Call to Artists: 48th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival, Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The 48th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival will be held Tuesday, August 4, on West Portage, just east of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The exhibitors will be lined up in the street of West Portage between Ashmun and Osborn, which the city will have closed to vehicular traffic, so visitors will find it is barrier free with splendidly easy access.

Fee for exhibitor booth space is still only $100 for a 10 x 10’ space, with double spaces available. Fee for Sault Area Arts Council members is $50. Applications are available on the Sault Area Arts Council website: &

Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This year's festival date is between that of Art of the Rocks in Marquette (July 25 & 26) and the Les Cheneaux Boat Show and Festival of the Arts (August 8). As usual the festival offers multiple awards including Best of Show ($300), Painting Award and Best of Crafts Award ($150 each), Judge's Award ($75) and nine $50 awards in various categories.

Jury is by digital images (preferred) or photographs, 3 for all categories except for jewelers, who need five. No agents or dealers are allowed nor is work from commercial patterns or molds. Work must be original, of good quality, and sold by their creator. Demonstrations are encouraged and will be advertised if we know about them ahead of time.

Questions? E-mail: or call Jean Jones at 906-437-5463.

Sault Area Arts Organizations

Index to local arts websites and Facebook events pages

Sault Area Arts Council logoLike us on facebook!Welcome!

This website is your source for information on the arts and related events in the vicinity of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (including Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario).

We cover plays, exhibits, workshops, concerts, art fairs, and anything else we can think of.

Use the navigation frame at the left to find links to our monthly newsletters. All information on this website is collected and provided by the Sault Area Arts Council, a nonprofit organization whose function is to promote the arts in the Sault Ste. Marie area. If you're looking for events to attend, check out our Performance Schedules page. This page includes live events such as theater, concerts, and dance productions.

The Sault Area Arts Council has its headquarters at Alberta House. Alberta House contains exhibits and crafts, and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here is a map to Alberta House. SAAC publishes Alberta House News monthly as a public service.

The two Alberta House Galleries are the Olive Craig Gallery and the Mini Gallery. See the exhibit schedule for the current year. See the newsletters for a few images of items that have been exhibited at Alberta House.

For copies of old newsletters, see the Archive. We also maintain an archive of articles about local artists previously featured in the Alberta House News.

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Sault Area Arts Council
217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
e-mail: Phone: (906) 635-1312