Save the date—July 20 & 21, 2018—for the 50th Annual Cadillac Festival of the Arts – Phyllis Olson Art Fair, held in City Park at The Commons, Cadillac, Michigan, adjacent to beautiful Lake Cadillac. The Festival includes more than 100 artists, live music, local food booths, and the “Sherilyn Lindberg Kid’s Art.” This two-day event hosts juried artists who exhibit art of original concept, design and execution. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, join us for pre-Festival festivities on Thursday evening (July 19) while artists set up their booths.

Many of our artists mark this event on their calendar as a must go show. “As an active participant in the planning as well as a juried artist, I see the direct benefits of having this wonderful Festival in our community,” said local artist and past committee chair Jane Nemecek. “Our venue is very unique,” Nemecek continued. “It’s a shady walk through the park with its many trees and a beautiful fountain. Artists’ booths are set up along the sidewalk, which makes it accessible for all.”

The Festival celebrates a combination of the arts including music, visual, and culinary. With its longstanding history, show goers are sure to be impressed this year. Paul Brown, music talent acquisition for the Festival said, “With this year being the 50th celebration, the pavilion will be stage to fabulous entertainment, just as it was last year with ‘The Accidentals.’” Stay tuned for details by checking the Cadillac Festival of the Arts Facebook page or Cadillac Artists’ Association web page.

Nonprofits and local restaurants make the culinary portion of the Festival a great collaboration. “Lake Cadillac serves as a gorgeous backdrop to our food booths,” said Linda Anderson, food co-coordinator. “You can always find the perfect treat to suit your palette and enjoy at a picnic table or sitting on the steps of the music pavilion.”

Anyone interested in participating in the festival as an artist, culinary expert or music talent please feel free to contact All artists are welcome to participate in our 2nd annual poster contest with a chance to win prize money. For more information, contact Brinks Art and Frame Shop at

“Each year the festival grows with varied art disciplines, delicious food and music that will keep you in town until the stars come out,” Nemecek said. “You don’t want to miss this 50th celebration.”

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