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Posted by Crystal on May 18, 2010 at 10:22 AM Comments comments (3)

There is still time to participate in the JULY 23, 2010 PLAINWELL ART HOP! Cut off date is nearing, so please contact Crystal:


Posted by Crystal on March 30, 2010 at 9:38 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes indeed!!

It's true!

Applications coming SOON!

Anyone interested, please email Crystal:

This is going to be HUGE!

Friday March 5 2010 PLEASE READ!

Posted by Crystal on March 5, 2010 at 9:46 AM Comments comments (0)

good morning, sunshine!

another beautiful day in the island city! time to think about ISLAND FEST!

The Island City




We are happy to announce the City of Plainwell's Second Annual Arts and Crafts Fair during the Island City Festival in the City of Plainwell. Here's some more information, and we hope you can join us as an exhibitor.

· Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010

· Time: 11 am to 7 pm with check-in and set-up at 9 am. Check in at the former Harding's Grocery, 135 Anderson. Go east on M-89 through the intersection of Main and M-89. Left on Anderson to building.

· Location: Depending on demand and interest, North and South Main will be closed for the event.


We are seeking exhibitors for the event. Spaces can be reserved for the following prices:

· $50 per space

· $40 per space for current vendors at The Calico Rabbit Craft Mall, Plainwell Arts Council members or

representatives of a nonprofit organization (501c3)


· Dimensions are approximately 12' x 12'

· We ARE NOT supplying tables, chairs, canopies or electricity for this event: that is your responsibility

· It will go rain or shine outdoors

· Parking will be a short distance off-site in the “Trestle Bridge” parking lot. Merchandise can be unloaded

from your vehicle first on Main Street but relocate your vehicle to the parking lot as soon as possible to allow room for the others to unload.

· Please fill out the mail back form and send in with the fee to the address below.

· Make checks payable to the Plainwell Downtown Development Authority. Proceeds will go towards

DDA programs and other special events.

· Deadline to register: June 18, 2010. A confirmation will be sent by email or phone by June 25, 2010.

To expand visibility, the show will combine efforts of The Calico Rabbit Craft Mall, the City of Plainwell, the Plainwell Arts Council and the Plainwell's Downtown Development Authority.

Contact Information:

Emilie Schada

Downtown/Economic Development Manager

141 N. Main Street

Plainwell, MI 49080

(269) 685-6821 (phone)

(269) 685-7282 (fax)


If you want to participate in the City of Plainwell's Arts and Crafts Fair, please complete this form clearly and send it with your payment. We will try to avoid putting similar items together.

NAME: _______________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________________


TELEPHONE: __________________________________________________________________

EMAIL: _______________________________________________________________________

PRODUCTS SELLING:___________________________________________________________


Please check the category that best describes the majority of the work you plan to display.

 Painting  Sculpture  2D Mixed Media (including collage)

 Works on Paper  Photography  Digital Art

 Basketry  Decorative Fiber  Metal

 Leather  Ceramics  Wood

 Furniture  Jewelry  Other

PLEASE submit a Photo of work. Entry Fee = $50* for a 12x12 space.

*If you are currently or choose to become a member of the Plainwell Arts Council at this time, you are currently a vendor at The Calico Rabbit Craft Mall, or represent a 501 © 3 Organization, the fee is $40.


Mail to: Emilie Schada, City of Plainwell, 141 N. Main Street. Plainwell, MI. 49080.

Note: Each artist is responsible to creatively provide display area for his/her artwork including tables/chairs.

Eligibility: Local artists preferred but open to all. Only original work will be accepted. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any work that is inappropriate.

Entry Procedure: Mail photo and check to the above address. All entries must be postmarked by June 18, 2010. Entry fees of $50* or $40 per 12’ x 12’ space must accompany the completed form.

Accepted Entries: Each entry will be reviewed for completeness. You will be notified no later than June 25, 2010, by phone, mail or email that your entry has been accepted. Information will follow with directions to the fair and your vendor space number.

Liability: All items displayed and sold during the Plainwell Arts and Crafts Fair is the responsibility of the artist. By submitting an entry form, the artist waives any claim against the Plainwell DDA, Calico Rabbit Craft Mall or Plainwell Arts Council for loss or damage.

Date entry recorded by DDA:_______________s.

WOW! March 1st! Spring Is On The Way!

Posted by Crystal on March 1, 2010 at 8:57 AM Comments comments (0)

The sun is shining in Plainwell, the snow is melting and Spring is almost here!

A time for rejuvenation & creativity.

Plainwell Arts Council would like to welcome you to join!

Lots of events are being planned for the upcoming summer. Be a part of the action & creativity!

We look forward to meeting you!



Posted by Crystal on February 20, 2010 at 9:29 PM Comments comments (0)

WOW! WHAT A GREAT ART HOP! Downtown Plainwell was PACKED from 4:30 until AFTER 9! There was ART EVERYWHERE! Thank you to ALL of the wonderful artisans who participated in the first PLAINWELL ART HOP, BIG thanks to all of the business owners who opened there door & their heARTs & a huge THANK YOU to ALL of the 'hoppers!' We WILL be doing this again!


Posted by Crystal on February 8, 2010 at 8:48 AM Comments comments (0)

Stop by the Plainwell City Hall and pick up fliers and maps for the FEBRUARY ART HOP! If you can take some extras and place them around...that would be AWESOME!




Posted by Crystal on February 5, 2010 at 9:24 AM Comments comments (0)
Tuesday, FEBRUARY 9, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. Meeting in the council room at Plainwell City Hall. Attend and VOICE YOUR IDEAS!

When In Plainwell...

Posted by Crystal on January 29, 2010 at 9:29 AM Comments comments (0)

Take a journey on the board-walk!


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