The Copper Country Associated Artists
Eagle Harbor Art Fair
The CCAA has organized and presented the Eagle Harbor Art Fair for 61 years. The Art Fair is held at St. Peter's by the Sea Church in Eagle Harbor, MI on the second weekend of August. This is a juried art fair and all work is original. Each year there are 60 to 70 vendors selling their work. Media represented are jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, woodcarving, fabrics, stained glass and more.
60th Anniversary Special Event
The 60th Eagle Harbor Art Fair was one for the record books. There was a tremendous turnout of folks to browse the work of the 68 artists on the grounds and CCAA artists in the church undercroft. Weather was good, though a bit breezy for the tents and canopies on Sunday. Thanks to all who attended and helped make the 60th Anniversary Fair a great success. We are already planning for the 61st Annual Fair to be held on August 13 and 14, 2022. Mark your calendars.
The Art Fair Vendors
The Eagle Harbor Art Fair is a very popular Fair, with 69 artists in 74 spaces displaying their work for sale. Most are returning artists but there are 12 artists new to the Fair this year. There are artists offering jewelry, photography, paintings, fabric art, ceramics and pottery, stained glass and more. Artists come from all over the Midwest and some even further. See the list below of the vendors that will be attendance at the 2021 Fair.
In addition, the work of CCAA member-artists can be seen and purchased in the basement of St. Peters by the Sea Church.
Each year the CCAA selects one member to showcase their work at the Art Fair. The Featured Artist in 2021 was stained glass artist Christine Porter.
Christine has said that “The inspirations of nature, family, and meaningful experiences and places mostly drive my desire to create in stained glass. How light enlivens the beauty of the individual pieces of stained glass, by coming through them, reflecting off of, and seeming sometimes to even play with them, to me, makes stained glass have a very expressive nature to design with”
Christine lived and worked in Wisconsin, Iowa and for awhile in Copper Harbor. She returned to live in, and be inspired by, the beautiful Keweenaw in 2013. “I am enjoying the opportunity to create on my own again, and in collaboration with customers”.
Linda Dodge is Chairperson of the Eagle Harbor Art Fair. Linda has been a member of CCAA since 2004 and has been involved with the Art Fair since 2006. In 2009 she stepped in to the role of Chairperson. Linda and her husband, John, split their time between Eagle River, MI and Naples, FL.
Dates and Hours for the 2022 Art Fair:
Saturday, August 14 – 10AM to 5PM
3Sunday, August 15 – 12PM to 4 PM
The Fair Begins in:
Saint Peter’s By the Sea Church and Grounds, Eagle Harbor, MI.