Festival of Arts and Gallery Tour
July 17–18, 2021 • Memorial Park
While the juried art festival in Memorial Park is canceled, our events committee is meeting to discuss the the expansion of a gallery tour later in the year. Bayfield lodging, shopping, and recreation opportunities are expected to be open and available during July, despite the Festival of Arts cancellation. Please check back for more information.
About Festival of Arts:
The Chequamegon Bay is a special place for artists. Some choose to live here surrounded by the peace and beauty of the Northwoods, others visit seeking inspiration from the natural wonders of the Apostle Islands sea caves and Lake Superior. On the third weekend of July, the community celebrates this unique connection to the arts during the annual Bayfield Festival of Arts weekend. Events include a live art auction, fine art vendors and local gallery tours and demonstrations.
This juried fine arts show is held in Memorial Park on the scenic shores of Lake Superior in downtown Bayfield. Visitors will find a unique selection of pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass works, wood carvings, photography and more. Take special notice of the blue “Best in Show” ribbons, which are awarded to artists in five categories, while browsing.
Guests are invited to experience art in the making during the Festival of Arts Gallery Tour on Saturday and Sunday. Local galleries and working studios will welcome visitors throughout the weekend with open houses, demonstrations, and special sales as part of this tour. Watch local artists perform wheel-thrown pottery techniques and witness silver smithing, painting and quilting demonstrations.
Participating galleries for the 2020 Gallery Tour will be listed soon.
In celebration of Lake Superior!
Bayfield Festival of Arts will highlight the artists who are inspired by the Big Lake. Those artists will be given a badge that says “Lake Superior Inspired” to display on their booth and will also be mentioned in the festival directory.
The Bayfield Festival of Arts is a Travel Green Wisconsin certified event.