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Welcome to the Sounds & Sights Festival Art Market!

The Chelsea Art Market is an indie arts and crafts fair coinciding with a variety of festivities and attractions associated with the Chelsea Sounds & Sights Festival. Held in historic downtown Chelsea, the event draws over 15,000 visitors annually and features national and regional live music acts, local food and brew, a sculpture walk and activities for the entire family. The Art Market is a juried event featuring local and regional arts and crafts people of exceptional quality.

The Art Market is a juried event limited to 50 local and regional arts and crafts people of exceptional quality. Last year, the revamped Art Market was a huge success, thanks to the variety of unique exhibitors. The selected artists brought more than their goods to sell, they brought young energy and lots of fresh ideas that we will incorporate into this year’s event.

ART MARKET: Friday, July 29th & Saturday, July 30th, 2016
TIME: 12 – 8 pm
LOCATION: Art Market is on both East and West Middle Street in downtown Chelsea, Michigan;
Demonstrations take place throughout downtown festival locations.

Important Dates for 2016 Art Market*

  • March 18: Application deadline
  • April 6: Notifications sent
  • June 17: Payments due for accepted artists
  • July 1: Booth assignments sent
  • July 29-30: Chelsea Art Market weekend, 12-8pm

* Dates are subject to change.


We welcome you to contact us with any questions or ideas:

Art Market Directors
River Gallery + Exhibits


2016 Art Market Artists

2016 Art Market Demonstrations