The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is hosting the 2019 Fiber Festival Exhibit and Sale on October 11 – 13, at the Old Art Building in Leland.  Now in its 19th year, this juried show features fiber artists from around the region who will exhibit and sell their artwork. This exhibit emphasizes a renewed enthusiasm for the fiber arts, offering inspiration in seeing the ways traditional handcrafts have profoundly connected human beings; through art and the act of making.

Hours at the Old Art Building

Opening night: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

Admission to the event is free.

Exhibitors for the 2019 Fiber Festival

  • Char Bickel ~ Hand Painted silk collage
  • Keira Duvernoy ~ Handmade hats of felt wool, silk and linen
  • Karin Fish-Felted wool sculpture of flora, fauna and fantasy creatures.
  • Tracie Herkner-Hand and mill spun yarn, spinning supplies
  • Jasmine Petrie – Weaving, natural dyed silk, Mixed media woven tapestry,
    Woven wool rugs,  Upcycled weaving – woven rags
    Chris Roosien-Hand painted yarn
  • Carol Salerno- Hand woven scarves & linens using hand spun & dyed yarns.
  • Cathy Siterlet-Hand woven garments and home decor
  • Diane Tobias*-Rug Braiding & Hooking, hand dyed Velvet for braiding and Scarves.
  • Barbara & Sherie Waddell- Fabric Sculpture, Notebooks, purses, and Art Weavings.

*Diane is teaching a 2-day Braiding and Rug Hooking class on October 14 & 15 Click here for details

This event coincides with several art shows throughout the county. The M22Art Tour follows M-22, circling the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula with stops in Glen Arbor, Cleveland Township/Bohemian Road, Leland and Northport. In addition to the five art venues, there are numerous restaurants, wineries and small shops along the way.

Hours Of the M22 Art 2 Art Tour

When: October 11 – 13, 2019.
Opening night: 5 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

THE VENUES:

GLEN ARBOR TOWNSHIP HALL: PAINTING and 2D ART
Luscious landscapes, compelling still lifes, thoughtful abstractions and elegant figures will grace these walls. You will find everything from modern to classic, including work by Angela Saxon, Kaye Krapohl, Royce Deans, Margo Burian, Jeff Condon, Anne Corlett, Doug Hoagg, Martha Eldridge and more.
6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

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GLEN ARBOR ARTS CENTER: FIBER
Fiber Without Borders: an exhibit and sale of 2D and 3D work by regional artists exploring fiber materials in fresh, original ways.
6031 S Lake, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

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CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP HALL: CERAMICS
An eclectic mix from Phil Wilsons contemporary porcelain to Julie Kradel’s stoneware animal sculptures. Matt McGovern’s soda-fired functional pottery and Stephen Kostyshyn’s mixed-media woven and clay vessels. From tiles to teapots and everything in between.
955 E Harbor Hwy, Cedar, MI 49621
(M22 is also called Harbor Hwy, this venue is on M22 at Bohemian Road/CR 669)

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NORTHPORT ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY: FURNITURE and SCULPTURE
Featuring many makers from Northern Michigan: Terroir Wood Studios of Boyne City are makers of fine wood furniture using native woods with just a hint of rustic flavor; Fred Rehak uniquely repurposes industrial machinery as beautiful, functional home decor; sculptor Dewey Blocksma enters a sculptural object with a functional use; Sleeping Bear Twig Furniture will present willow and applied birch bark pieces intrinsic to the rustic style of the upper Great Lakes; and Leland’s Jason Rollings will be there with furniture made from salvaged materials, work which often elicits those “wow, I never imagined using that that way” comments. All furniture makers are able to customize pieces to fit your specifications.
301 Mill St, Northport, MI 49670