Sweet Fun At The Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival - The Awesome Mitten

Springtime is in full swing in The Mitten. I had an itch to take advantage of the warming temperatures and be outside. I looked to take in a festival while enjoying the intimacy of a small-town. With all that as my guide, I wound up in Mid-Michigan at the Vermont Maple Syrup Festival in the […]

Head Upstream! Grand Haven Salmon Festival 2014

While Coast Guard Festival is a huge hot button term around Grand Haven, drawing in over 300,000 visitors this summer alone, September is all about salmon in West Michigan. September 12 – 14, 2014 is a weekend to plan for as the Grand Haven Salmon Festival enters its 11th year.  Starting on Friday, the event begins […]

Art Festivals in West Michigan Abound

Summertime on Michigan’s West Coast means enjoying the sun, the water, and the charm of small towns. Many of these towns also host art showcases where artists from across the Mitten, and the country, exhibit and sell their best wares. You’re invited to check them out, some of the upcoming festivals include: Grand Haven Art Festival On June […]

Art is in the Air: Spring Art Fairs and Festivals

Palmer Park Art Fair

When the weather warms and the sun starts a-shinin’, we here in the Awesome Mitten find any way to get outside and enjoy it! Unfortunately, spring weather is about as consistent as any other season in the Mitten. So I’ve compiled a list of upcoming art fairs and festivals, located both indoors and out, to […]

Ann Arbor Art Fair

To say that the Ann Arbor Art Fair has a lot to offer would be a gross understatement. What started as the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair in 1960 has now become four fairs spanning four days in Ann Arbor each summer. Running this year from Wednesday July 17th to Saturday July 20th (10 am […]

Day 359: Martens Printworks

Most people love Michigan for its beautiful lake shores, seasonal variety, Midwest spirit, amazing natural landscapes, and other specialties of the great Mitten State. Petrus Martens is no different. However, he found a different method of sharing that love. He creates aesthetically-vintage travel posters of various locations in Michigan that are reminiscent of the colors and composition […]

Day 46: Ann Arbor Art Fair

Every summer, the Ann Arbor Art Fairs attract an estimated 500,000 art enthusiasts and window shoppers alike. What began 52 years ago as simply the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, has become a huge event of four coinciding art fairs that span across downtown Ann Arbor’s most popular areas. This four day event exhibits artists […]