The 2012 Michigan Spring Art and Book Festival is now looking for artists and authors to sell and display their works. We have rented the entire Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia April 13th through 15th and will have lots of space for artisans, crafts people and visual arts talent. Throughout the common areas of the center will be 6' tables for writers and 10' x 10' booth space for artists. Author tables start at $90 per day and the artists booths are only $295 for the three day weekend. What better place to sell and show your artistic talents than a shopping mall?
The weekend is free to the public and will have lots of no cost professional development for creative people. Lectures, discussions and workshops by Monica Marie Jones, Elizabeth Atkins, Sylvia Hubbard, Zahra Huber, eBooks2Go and others will give insight into the worlds of art, broadcast journalism, publishing and eBook conversion. Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:00 p.m. we will have our "Gentle to All Ears" poetry sessions and family friendly open mic poetry recitals. Our "Celebrity Read Out Loud" places students with local celebrities and mentors as they read books every thirty minutes. Join Miss U.S.A. 1990, Carol Gist-Stramler, Southfield Mayor, Brenda Lawrence, First Lady of Detroit Yvette Bing, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Channel 955 on air personalities "Bg" and "Ace" plus Tony Trupiano from the "Tony Show" and many more for these free readings.
Our R2Books program will donate 1,000 brand new books to students from the area. Fifty schools, churches and civic organizations will be selected to receive 20 book certificates each. These book certificates may be redeemed by students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, for any age appropriate book, no cost or obligation. Don't forget to bring the children and those who are young at heart to this free family friendly festival.
Applications for each event are now on line at:
Log on now to reserve your table or call (313) 446-2262 for additional details. Looking to travel or living away from the Detroit Area? Check out our festivals in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Nashville. These websites will have more details.
Looking forward to working with you.