this ain’t yo momma’s craft fair

more than once i’ve been duped into driving off to the suburbs to attend an “art fair” when in reality it’s more “craft” than “art” where i’ll find myself wandering insipidly from tent to tent looking at the latest offerings from dozens of “artists” that seem to have spent too much time picking through the discount bins at Michael’s or have just recently gotten ahold of the first season of Bob Ross’ “Joy of Painting” on DVD. hand painted bird houses and black & white photos of Lake Superior…snore. however, this Saturday is an event that i suspect will live up to it’s title of “The People’s Arts Festival”. it’s taking place at the Russell Industrial Center (1600 Clay), it runs from 11am ’til Midnight, promises over 100 artists, 30 bands, fashion, film, food, beverage and is all absolutely free. maybe this event could be sub-titled Arts, Beats & Freaks? what about the Bustle at the Russell? i suggest being there or being square. giddyup!

3 Comments so far

  1. bygbaby (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

    I am so looking forward to this event!

  2. Stacey (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    Please update! How did it go today?!

  3. bygbaby (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

    I had a blast & the fair was awesome!!! Many thing to see & hear, a true Detroit mix of artisans. I took some photos & they can be seen on my flickr page here:


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