Brighton’s Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and

State Bank


 The   31st Annual
Brighton's Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival
August 1-3, 2014

Friday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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As one of the most prestigious juried art festivals in Southeast Michigan, this event draws highly talented artists who travel from across the state and nation to participate.  Each year, Brighton’s Fine Art and Acoustic Music Festival draws large crowds from Livingston County, Oakland County, Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and all over.  The event will run August 1-3, 2014 in downtown Brighton on Main Street. Attendees partake in event activities while savoring local foods and listening to aesthetically soothing music.  The event is a perfect harmony combining art, music and setting!  Multiple stages of acoustic music will be featured on Main Street, adding ambiance to the event.  Visitors are able to speak one-on-one with artisans about their original works in glass, watercolor, oils, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodcarvings and more.

Back for the second year is The Grape, an outdoor art gallery and wine tasting venue coordinated by the Brighton Art Guild and ArtVentures. Artwork by local artists will be on display throughout the weekend featuring artists who participated in the “Brighton Paint Out” earlier this summer. A collaboration between the City of Brighton’s Arts & Culture Advisory Commission, the Brighton Art Guild and the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, this program invited artists to gather along the Mill Pond and paint downtown Brighton. Local sommelier Paul Hannah of Just Grape Juice will be offering a wine tasting experience sure to please any discriminating palate.


Are you interested in working a couple hours at a really cool event? Need to fulfill some volunteer hours for your school or organization? Or, are you looking for another way to network and market your business? Volunteer at the 2014 Brighton's Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival! There are jobs for all ages!


 Come and visit these artists at the 2014 event:
First Name Last Name Studio Name
Ladda Bihlar Designs by Da
Catherine/Virginia Bur Virginia Rose Studio
Joseph Karcher Jewel Craft
Tad Veremis Jewelry By Natures Stones
Colleen Soutar Pottery by Colleen
Carrie Gardner Creative Designs by Carrie
Debra Adamcik Drawn by Deb
Patti O'Dwyer Briar Rose
Donald Keyes  
Donald Pavlica Donald Pavlica Fine Arts LLC
Marilyn/Mary Williams/Shaulis Lynn Design Jewelry
Diane Geister Natures Quest
Douglas Schmidt Schmidt-Marken Designs Pottery
Shandor Madjar Madjar Designs
Julie Sherman Jewels by Jules
Judith Dam Fairy Tales on Parade
Ann Reece Piece of Mind
Dorene Palmieri Charming Individuals II
Jan Sadowski Jan Sadowski
Rob Shannon  
Kim Torres Face Flair
Dave Dinsdale Pristine Images
Marilyn Grinnell Hush Intimate Apparel,LLC
James Page Crooked Lake Studio
April Bates April D. Bates
Brad & Penny Millard Avant Garden
David Hunter American Image Photography
Patti West Patrician Art
C.W. Banfield The Wilderness Gallery, LLC
Bob & Karla Dentler Karla's Krafty Kreations
Steven Huyser-Honig Steven Huyser-Honig's Michigan
Darlin E. Nothnagel Huron River Pottery
Lyn Wagner-Ditzhazy funky beadz, LLC
Lenny Putz Lifelines Images
Katherine Sherlock  
Larisa & Igor Zimin Wooden Treasures
Don Tran Hand Sewn Silk Embroidery
Angela Hamilton  
Kyle & Katie Pace Fear No Art
Marc & Matt DeMichele Nautical Sand Sculptures
Bart Ziegler Ziegler Designs
Susan Collick Daisy Chains, LLC
Ron Jacek  
Jeremy C. Kuivanen Jeremy Chad - Fine Woodworking
Steve Rohr Rohr Woodworking
Robert Ruehle The Woodshed
Diane Mitchell  
Selena Cooley Broken Wind Decorative Arts
Sviatoslav Kozakov  
Julian Kozakov  
Jeff Joseph Jeff Joseph
John Wozniak Cranberry Creek Pottery
Mary & Sam Surgalski Surgalski Cards & Photo
Charlie & Paula Shoulders Living on the Etch
Jim Rasmussen Rasmussen Photography
Lorraine Bowe The Treasure Chest on the Beach
Carrie & Kathy Mickey & Bella Beautiful Accessories
Russell Peters  
Evelyne Crow Collections of Africa
Bethany Cuneo Rouge Studio of Photography
Sergio Barcena  
Robert Johnson Bobby J's Photos LLC
Stephen Carmickle  
Paul Adams  
Rebel Nell Rebel Nell
Aric Jorn Jivotica
Stephanie Pollack  
Heather Imlay Heather Imlay Studios
Thomas Thiery (and Dennis Swartzlander)
Kelly O'Neill Fusion of Iron and Earth
Nancy Stewart Hot Flash Glassworks
Heather Merritt Zipper Lady NO APP JUST PICS
Leanne Schnepp  
Helen Agius The Ceramic Studio
Buddy Signor  
Leslie Hawkins Expressions by Leslie
Patty Monroe -Mohrenweiser  
CJ Forge  
Cynthia Bishop  
Mike Monroe Monroe Studios
Acoustic Music Line-Up: 

First Street Stage                                              
FRIDAY, August 1
5:00-6:00 Joe Hassell
7:00-8:00 Scottie Alexander

SATURDAY, August 2
12:00-1:00 Darwin Mamassian
2:00-3:00 Mike Vial
4:00-5:00 Darwin Mamassian
6:00-7:00 Chris Degnore Duo
8:00-9:00 Ryan Dillaha

SUNDAY, August 3
12:00-1:00 Billy Brandt
2:00-3:00 Alexa Spierling


Hyne Street Stage
FRIDAY, August 1
6:00-7:00 Steve Mullan
8:00-9:00 Jill Jack Duo

SATURDAY, August 2
1:00-2:00 Matt Keil
3:00-4:00 Steve Taylor
5:00-6:00 Julie Haven
7:00-8:00 Ted J. Reed

SUNDAY, August 3
1:00-2:00 Angela Predhomme
3:00-4:00 Lawrence Daversa


Mill Pond Stage
FRIDAY, August 1
5:00-6:00 Scottie Alexander
7:00-8:00 Joe Hassell

SATURDAY, August 2
12:00-1:00 Mike Vial
2:00-3:00 Darwin Mamassian
4:00-5:00 Mike Vial
6:00-7:00 Ryan Dillaha
8:00-9:00 Chris Degnore Duo

SUNDAY, August 3
12:00-1:00 Alexa Spierling
2:00-3:00 Billy Brandt


St. Paul Street Stage
FRIDAY, August 1
6:00-7:00 Jill Jack Duo
8:00-9:00 Steve Mullan

SATURDAY, August 2
1:00-2:00 Steve Taylor
3:00-4:00 Matt Keil
5:00-6:00 Ted J. Reed
7:00-8:00 Julie Haven

SUNDAY, August 3
1:00-2:00 Lawrence Daversa
3:00-4:00 Angela Predhomme


The Grape Tent
FRIDAY, August 1
5:00-9:00 Phil Kelly
SATURDAY, August 2
5:00-9:00 Michael Malis


For sponsorship information, please contact Tom MacFarland at 810.227.5086 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For event information, please contact Sophia Freni at 810.227.5086 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Please check back often for event updates and information!
Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce
218 E. Grand River Brighton, MI 48116
Phone 810-227-5086 Fax 810-227-5940



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