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51st Fallasburg Arts Festival to be held on Sept. 14 & 15

Now in its 51st year, the annual Fallasburg Arts Festival is presented by LowellArts and will be held on September 14 and 15. The two-day festival includes over 100 fine art and fine crafts booths, timeless craft demonstrations, live music, children's activities, and food booths. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Admission is free. Location: Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Park Drive, Lowell, MI, 49331. For more information, visit lowellartsmi.org.

Artist booths are juried and a broad range of different mediums are represented including jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber, mixed media, wood, painting, drawing, photography, floral, basketry, print-making, and more. Demonstrators of traditional crafts are located in the pavilion. Visitors of all ages are invited to watch the artisans at work. Demonstrations include: mosaic, fly tying, leather craft, origami, quilting, wood carving, weaving, and more.

Musical entertainment is held on an outdoor stage both days of the event, featuring a variety of music styles. Saturday music line-up: 10:15 Jamie Brackman and Amy Henderson, 11:30 Steam Powered Bluegrass, 1:00 Hawks and Owls, 2:30 The Bruce Matthews Band, 4:00 Josh Rose and the Founding Fathers. Sunday music line-up: 10:15 Easy idle String Band, 11:30 Weatherheads, 1:00 The Adams Family, 2:30 Jukejoint Handmedowns, 4:00 Fusion Rock Orchestra.

An enclosed Children's Area provides children the opportunity to decorate and take home a pumpkin. Food booths offer an array of fall-inspired and festival foods, offered by local community organizations. Visitors are invited to purchase raffle tickets to win one of over 90 artist-made items donated by festival artists or the grand prize quilt created for the event. Annual attendance estimates are 25,000. 

Fallasburg Park is located off Lincoln Lake Road north of downtown Lowell at 1124 Fallasburg Park Drive, Lowell. For more information, contact LowellArts at (616) 897-8545, or visit their website lowellartsmi.org/fallasburg-arts-festival.

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