2017 Chelsea Art Market

TRANSFORMING THE LANDSCAPE OF LOCAL ART MARKETS

CHELSEA, MICH The Chelsea Art Market, curated by River Gallery on behalf of Chelsea Area Festivals and Events, announced the 2017 artist line-up featuring cool, hip and affordable art from emerging artists and craft persons. The juried show coincides with the Sounds & Sights Festival on July 28th and 29th from noon to 8 p.m. and is located at West and East Middle Streets in downtown Chelsea.

Growing on the success of its indie-format, this year attracted forty well-renowned artists to the Chelsea Art Market.

“Together with the artists, we have created a vibrant vibe for the Art Market. Throughout the jury process for new artists, we focus on our vision and keep our craftsmanship standards high. We have assembled an array of exceptional artists who have reinvented the art market scene.” said Patti Schwarz, Art Market Program Coordinator and Director of River Gallery + Exhibits.

All artists participating in the Chelsea Art Market are from throughout the Midwest. Various mediums will be represented including dichroic glazed jewelry designed by Carrie Gardner, rustic handcrafted sculptures by Buck and Liz Niles of “Camp Decor & More,” and bold abstract paintings by the collaborative team of Natalie Berry and Trevor Stone.

In addition to the Chelsea Art Market, visitors can explore the 41st Annual Sounds & Sights Festival also held in historic downtown Chelsea, Michigan. The two day, three night festival draws over 15,000 visitors annually and features national and regional live music acts, local food and brew, an annual public art sculpture exhibit and activities for the entire family.

For more information and a detailed list of artists visit www.chelseafestivals.com/artmarket, call River Gallery + Exhibits at 734.433.0826, or email artmarket@chelseafestivals.com.