Fine art, fun times

July 10, 2018

West Shore Art Fair holds 50th year

Artists and art patrons from around the country gathered in Ludington’s Rotary Park for the 50th annual West Shore Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday.

There were 114 artists with fine arts and crafts for sale and an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people perusing the collections, said Sheila Preston, who organized the event through the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.

Since it’s a juried fine art show, artists had to apply and only the highest quality were chosen to participate, she explained. That’s why the art fair has been named by Sunshine Magazine as one of the best fine art shows the past three years in a row.

“Every year the fair gets better in the quality of art that comes,” Preston said.

The goal of the art fair is to increase the community’s appreciation for fine arts, Preston said, and this weekend celebrated the event’s golden anniversary. She said this year had some of the best attendance and artist sales, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the more than 45 volunteers who assisted.

See the full story and photos in Monday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Editions

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