August 4, 2018 ~ 10am - 5pm
August 5, 2018 ~ 10am - 4pm


Artist Application
Section A,B,C
Media: Prints and note cards may be displayed along with your original work


The East Jordan Portside Art and Historical Society, Inc. extends an invitation to you to attend the 56th. annual juried Portside Arts Fair on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The outdoor fair will be presented on the shores of the south arm of Lake Charlevoix at the East Jordan Elm Pointe Estate, a Michigan Historical site. (Elm Pointe is located 1-1/2 miles north of East Jordan at 01656 S M-66 Hwy.) Ample parking is provided across the street. Volunteers are available to help unload on Saturday and to booth sit during the fair.

Participation is open to all artists and craftspeople who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution. All work must be original. No work will be exhibited which has been made with the use of commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils or prefabricated forms. The Fair seeks to maintain the highest standards for both artist and viewing public.

Mixed media, fine arts and crafts only. Original work – no hobby crafts or greenware. Examples: painting in all media, print making, photography, digital art, basketry, weaving, textiles, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, wood working, scrimshaw, metal and glass making.

Send photos/CD (3 photos of work and 1 booth) UNLESS you exhibited in 2017. (Include S.A.S.E. for return of photos) $110 per 10’x12’ assigned space. Make checks payable to: Portside Arts Fair.  Mail entry to: Portside Arts Fair, PO Box 1355, East Jordan MI  49727 or email photos to  Portside is limited to 70 entries. Deadline: June 15. Notification is approx. one week later. You must exhibit Saturday and Sunday. Cancellations are non-refundable.

Friday night setup is available from 2:00-9:00 p.m. only. Volunteers are available to help you unload on Saturday morning only. Parking overnight at the park and parking lots is prohibited.

A professional juror will award ribbons and purchase prizes totaling $1,000. PURCHASE PRIZES become the property of Portside Arts’ permanent gallery collection. Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.

Portside does not charge commission fees. Artists must submit 6% Michigan State Sales Tax directly to the State. Forms will be distributed at the Fair.

All exhibits to be shown at the owner’s risk. Exhibitors are responsible for their own displays. Portside reserves the right to refuse any entry inconsistent with submitted photos.

Paid ads in art fair/tourist publications, local and regional newspapers; artist postcards, posters, road signage, event websites and radio/TV public service announcements.

E-mail: or Kim Prebble (231) 536-3282 home.

booth map