The Northville Art House, a 501(c)3 comprehensive art facility, elevates the community’s visual art, music, and literary experience through the organization’s largest fundraiser, the Arts and Acts Festival, held June 17 – 19 in Downtown Northville. At the heart of the festival is the Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair, an impressive outdoor gallery of over 75 local and national artists who have been selected from a talented pool of more than 150 applicants to display their work.

Arts and Acts, staged along Main, Center, and Wing Streets, adjacent to Downtown Northville’s Social District, is a perfect environment for art lovers to buy, learn, and socialize with a like-minded crowd. Families will discover an abundance of entertainment such as the interactive chalk wall, the Chalk Festival, and musical acts as well as great food and drink at mobile trucks, food pods, and local restaurants. Aspiring poets and short story writers can also enjoy readings and music at the Short on Words event that will take place at the Northville Art House on nearby Cady Street.

Arts and Acts is truly an art festival for all! Admission is free. For more information and updates, visit and @ArtsAndActsFestival. Proceeds benefit the Northville Art House’s mission to cultivate the arts through creative experiences and educational programs in the community. Be a pART of it!

Arts and Acts Festival

June 17, 3 pm – 8 pm, June 18, 10 am – 8 pm, and June 19, 10 am – 3 pm
The 34th Annual Art in the Sun Juried Art Fair, held each day of the festival, showcases contemporary art and unique creations by over 75 fine artists and crafters from around the country competing for monetary awards based on original artwork and booth presentation.

Live acts, held throughout Friday and Saturday, June 17 – 18, will be performed by solo musicians strolling along the festival path and from 7 – 9 pm by acoustic groups in the Downtown Northville’s Social District.

The Northville Art House Chalk Festival, held on Saturday, June 18, 10 am – 4 pm between Main and S. Center Streets, features artists transforming the pavement into a checkered pattern of color and imagination, while visitors view the chalk art at their feet, and then vote online for their favorite! Divisions include Children (ages 0 – 11), Teens (ages 12 – 17) and Adults (ages 18 and up) with a Jury Award and a People’s Choice Award given in each division. Online Admission: Thursday, May 12 – Thursday, June 16, $8 per square, $4 additional, max. 5  In-Person Admission: Friday and Saturday, June 17 – 18, $10 per square, $5 additional, max. 55.

The Author’s Brunch for The 10th Year – 9th Edition of Short on Words poetry and short story competition, held on Saturday, June 18, 11 am at the Northville Art House, will feature readings, live music, light refreshments, and an awards presentation. This year more than 70 local, national, and international authors shared their original short stories and poetry inspired by one of ten photographs taken by the event’s organizer, Preservation Dental – The Office of Dr. William S. Demray. Awards to be given to the top 3 works in both the youth (ages 17 and under) and adult (18 and up) categories. Public welcomed.

The Northville Art House would like to thank the current 2022 Arts and Acts Festival partners: Bath Planet, Midwest Gutter Gard, DTE Foundation, Flagstar Bank, Orin Jewelers, Tuscan Café, The Northville Gallery Artwork & Framing, Two Stones Events, Garage Grill & Fuel Bar, Detroit Vineyards, Alexander’s Custom Clothiers, Preservation Dental–The Office of Dr. Williams S. Demray, Precision Print & Label, and Northville District Library.

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The event is finished.


Jun 17 - 19 2022


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Weekdays 12-3pm
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Weekdays 8pm-11pm
Steve Gruber
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