Host an Artist Program
We recognize that the Festival weekend is a busy one, and finding accommodations is a challenge. The Host an Artist Program aims to pair artists with willing and able hosts in the Grand Haven/Spring Lake/Ferrysburg area. We launched this program for the first time in 2018.
As a host, you will provide an artist(s) a complementary place to sleep and shower for the nights of June 29 and/or June 30, nothing more unless you choose. Please consider hosting – it’s a great opportunity to get to know an artist and be involved in a wonderful community event!
Here are just a few of the testimonials we received after last year’s program:
“My husband and I absolutely LOVED hosting a visiting artist for the Grand Haven Art Fair. It was fun to meet someone new that shared the same love of Art and to have lively conversations about anything and everything. Our ‘GUEST” was a fun addition to an already GREAT ART FAIR!” – Local Host
“It was a great opportunity to meet an interesting couple and learn about their artwork and lives as artists. We now consider each other friends and plan to meet again.” – Local Host
“The Host an Artist is a wonderful program! Motels are so expensive during the season and to have an opportunity to stay in an art patron’s home is not only a big saving, but a great chance to get to know a local art loving family.” – Artist
“Host an Artist” is a great addition to the already well established Grand Haven Art Festival. Having friendly local host guide you to the town they love and are proud of gives you more info then you’ll ever find in a guidebook. Our experience was wonderful & we look forward to doing it again next year!” – Artist
Host forms are available here and need to be submitted by April 15, 2019. They can either be emailed or mailed/dropped off at The Chamber – 1 South Harbor Dr. Grand Haven, MI 49417. Artists that are interested in staying with a host will be able to select that option on ZAPP once accepted into the show.
Contact the organizer, Mary Sherman, here for questions or additional info.