Artists’ delight

July 5, 2018 GMT

West Shore Art Fair returns for golden anniversary Saturday at Rotary Park

The West Shore Art Fair marks its 50th anniversary this weekend with two days of fine art in Ludington’s Rotary Park.

The 50th annual West Shore Art Fair will showcase work from more than 100 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, glass and wood workers and more, from across the state and beyond.

The juried art fair has been voted one of the best arts and crafts fairs in the country by Sunshine Magazine for the past three years, and for its golden anniversary, director Sheila Preston said the event is shaping up to be another success.

Preston said the fair will present a strong showing with a wide variety of displays from multiple mediums.

“This is our 50th anniversary, so that’s a big deal,” said Preston, who organizes the West Shore Art Fair in conjunction with the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. “We have about 114 artists this year.”


Featured artists in this year’s fair include Anthony Strublic, whose fine pencil drawings — specifically those of ships and lighthouses on the Great Lakes — are on display all over the world, from Germany and France to Australia.

Also expected is Desarae Lee, a Salt Lake City illustrator who is featured in galleries across the country. Lee is also a published author and an influential figure in her community, serving on the Salt Lake City Downtown Artist Collective board of directors.


The West Shore Art Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rotary Park.

The fair will feature work from more than 100 artist and live music from Fremont John, Rob’s Ramblers, Ron Johnson & Friends, Joe Irelan, Steve Plummer, Jim Novak and Paul, Steve Linley and Aspara Grass

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