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find out what's happening at the first-ever art fest for local youth

July 22-27, 2019

find out what's happening at the first-ever art fest for local youth

July 22-27, 2019

celebrating young artists in the Keweenaw

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About the Festival

With funding from the Keweenaw Community Foundation's Portage Lake Youth Endowment Fund and the Youth Advisory Committtee, a team of people came together to coordinate the first ever Youth Art Festival in the area.  Open to all local youth, the art fest offers workshops, a talent showcase, and an art sale/exhibition. We're looking forward to a week of creativity, fun, connections and expression!

Questions? Email us!

merakiartfest@gmail.com

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Attend Workshops

Want to build skills? Or just have fun creating or practicing art forms with fun people?  Sign up for a workshop!


Sign up For Classes
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Enter a talent show or art exhibit

Calling all artists, performers, dancers, actors, singers, musicians...we want you to share your talents! Sign up for a time slot in our talent showcase or enter your artwork in a youth art exhibit. 

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Calendar of Events

Mon, July 22

Art Classes + Art & Music in the Park

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Mon, July 22

Art Classes + Art & Music in the Park

4:00 - 8:00 Handmade Ceramics, Day 1 - Finlandia University

7:00 - 9:00 We're kicking off this year's Meraki with a group art event and live music by local young musicians. Get a free t-shirt to tie-dye, mingle with some local artists, enjoy some live music. Acrylic pouring + live music + Young Artists in the Keweenaw = A YAK FEST

Houghton Kestner Waterfront Park

Tue, July 23

Art Classes

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Tue, July 23

Art Classes

12:00 - 2:00 Puppets with Attitude! -  McArdle Theatre, MTU

1:00 - 4:00 Seeing & Drawing - Finlandia University

1:00 - 4:00 Nature Prints & Beeswax Collages, Day 1 - Keweenaw Land Trust Marsin Center

Wed, July 24

Art Classes

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Wed, July 24

Art Classes

10:00 - 1:00 Meme-making with Levi Grannis - Finlandia University

1:00 - 3:00 Acrylic Pour Painting - Finlandia University 

1:00 - 4:00 Nature Prints & Beeswax Collages, Day 2 - Keweenaw Land Trust Marsin Center

5:00 - 8:00 Screen Printing Basics - Finlandia University

Thu, July 25

Art Classes

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Thu, July 25

Art Classes

1:00 - 3:00 Hand-stamping Metal: Wear Your Words - Finlandia University

Fri, July 26

Art Classes

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Fri, July 26

Art Classes

11:00 - 1:00  Metalsmithing Basics: Tools, Textures & Techniques - Finlandia University

4:00 - 8:00  Handmade Ceramics - Finlandia University

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