The 40th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival is Tuesday, August 7th, on the spacious grounds of the Sault City Hall—the refurbished Federal Building that occupies the 200 block of East Portage Street, just two blocks east of the Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The festival, a juried exhibition and sale of paintings and fine crafts that are displayed by the artists themselves, opens at 10 a.m. and remains open until 8 p.m.. Free live entertainment begins at 1 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. Both the festival and the enter-tainment are free of charge, a public service of the Sault Area Arts Council, with the help of the City of Sault Ste. Marie and many volunteer workers and entertainers.
On view will be the original work of almost seventy artists and craftsmen working in a wide variety of media—everything from paintings, photographs, books and notecards, to metal yard ornaments; pottery; jewelry; stained, fused and blown glass; bird hous-es; turned wood vessels; dolls, doll clothes; pet paraphernalia and sewn items; weaving; bread, cookies, nuts and kettle corn; origi-nal apparel and accessories and much more.
The entertainment begins at 1 p.m. with Annis George, the One Man Band, who will be on stage until 1:50 p.m. George will be fol-lowed at 2 p.m. by guitarist and songwriter Cain Vandermolen. Another guitarist and songwriter, Archie Reno, comes on at 3 p.m. and Annis George is back at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. poets Frank Blissett, Renee Dreiling and others will be on stage. Evening entertain-ment begins at 6 p.m. with Judy Hill, Stephanie Sabatine and Jennifer Villareal, of No Strings Attached, who will be followed at 7 p.m. by Rudy Villareal & Friends. It’s all free—one day only! More information is available on the Sault Area Arts Council website: www.saultarts.org, and in the August Alberta House News. Alberta House News can be downloaded from the website or picked up free of charge in Alberta House Arts Center or at the Bayliss Library.