The unique opportunity to hit the Krasl Art Center in St. Joe to enjoy sunshine and sculpture and support small-town artists on the fourth Saturday of every month from June to September makes a grand return this summer for everyone’s enjoyment.
The Summer Art Market on the Green features five different regional artists in four free, outdoor community events at the Krasl. It is held on the fourth Saturday from June through September of 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm. Purchases made support the artists directly, and everyone is encouraged to explore the Krasl Art Center’s sculpture and gallery exhibitions during their visit. The Summer Art Market events are made possible through underwriting by the Southwest Michigan Tourist Council, the AEP Foundation, and Dairy Queens of St. Joseph & Stevensville.
The Summer Art Market events take place on June 26th, July 24th, August 28th, and September 25th on the recently redesigned outdoor grounds. Five, 10’x10’ artists’ tents will be displayed across the Krasl’s Oval Lawn, selling handmade artworks ranging $15 – $250. Food vendors and art activities that support the Krasl will also be available on site.
The artists all come from the Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana area:
- TJ Schwartz, Ceramics
- Miranda Skibbe, Paper
- Jeff & Theresa Heaton, Mixed Media
- Boo Lee Studios, Ceramics & Jewelry
- Emerging Artist: Eliot Schlaak, Ink & Watercolor
- Mark Metelko, Leather
- Jennifer Zona, Ceramics & Fiber
- Rebecca Hungerford, Metal
- Tina Tavolacci, Jewelry
- Emerging Artists: Sam Adkins and Luke Moyer, mixed media
- Peter Nyce, Ceramics
- Gwen Jones, Fiber
- Kat Boyer, Felt
- Jon Hook & Andrea Peterson, Clay & Paper
- Emerging Artist: Rowan Davis, Mixed Media
- Dennis Tsang, Ceramics
- Chandra Williams, Leather
- Kyra Richter, Felt
- Jackie Baker, Jewelry
- Emerging Artist: Layla Garcia, Painting
For more information on the artists and event details, visit http://krasl.org/events/art-market/
The Krasl Art Center has indoor and outdoor exhibitions on-view during the event. You can explore large scale, whimsical inflatable sculpture indoors during BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art. The large-scale inflatable sculptures, conceived by nine artists and art collectives from around the world, connote fun and whimsy, are familiar yet strange, and challenge the definition of art. BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California.
The Krasl Art Center’s main grounds display six installations in addition to Rising Crossing Tides, the monumental Richard Hunt sculpture that welcomes you to the campus. Charlie Brauer’s Human Interest: Four Figurative Sculptures is placed along Lake Boulevard and the North campus entrance. Andy Sawyer’s Prismatic Hope interactive studio installation will be in the East Garden, dedicated in memory of Lupe Hopp. Dora Natella’s Overseer is in the east Sculpture Garden. Beginning June 1st, the Krasl Art Center will be open Thursdays from 11 am to 8 pm, and Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11 am to 5 pm.