Last updated: April 28, 2018

2018 Sault Summer Arts Festival Applications Are Now Available

The 46th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival applications are now available for download on the Sault Area Arts Council website. Applicants may also e-mail: for an application or write the Sault Area Arts Council, Alberta House Arts Center, 217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, c/o of Jean Jones, for a mailed application.

The 2018 festival date is Tuesday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The site is the Soo Locks area in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Portage Street will be blocked off between Osborn and Ashmun for the use of the Festival. The space fee for a 10 x 10’ space is $100 ($50 for SAAC members of one year or longer.) Double spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because you may have the locks park fence behind you, we won’t be able to give you extra back space, so if you’ll need more room than the 10 x 10’, you’ll have to opt for a double space. Jury is by photograph—three in each category to be displayed, with the exception of jewelry, which requires five. Photographs may be e-mailed digitally. Jury deadline is June 1.

The Sault Summer Arts Festival is a juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts, all displayed by the artists themselves. Entry is limited to the original work of the applicant. No dealers or agents are allowed nor is any work from commercial patterns or molds. Awards include a $300 Olive Craig Best of Show Award and other cash prizes and ribbons which are given at the discretion of the judge.

Licensed food vendors are also welcome to apply. The festival has entertainment from noon to 8 p.m. but entertainers, like all other festival officials and workers are all volunteers. Admission is free for the general public. The Sault Summer Arts Festival is sponsored by the Sault Area Arts Council, based in Alberta House Arts Center, and staffed and directed by volunteers. For information e-mail: or call Jean Jones at 906-437-5463.

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