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What's in store for the 2024 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

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What's in store for the 2024 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Event Dates, Merchandise, and More

Krasl Art Center is pleased to announce that this year's Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services, will take place on July 13 & 14, 2024, on the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan. Hours of operations are Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will feature 172 talented artists from across the nation, showcasing an incredible array of artwork.


While tickets will not be sold for admission into the Art Fair, donations are requested. Funds received from the Art Fair support year-round access to the arts, ensuring that the St. Joseph and Benton Harbor communities continue to benefit from creative and cultural experiences.


To kick off the weekend, Krasl and 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services will host a Block Party on Krasl Art Center grounds on Friday, July 12, 2024, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. This event will feature a variety of food trucks, ensuring a delicious array of options. Beverages will be provided by The Livery, Round Barn Winery & Estate, and Pepsi. Entertainment for the evening will include musical performances by Sankofa and St. Joe Jack.


In addition to enjoying the art, food, and music, attendees can purchase a variety of exclusive Art Fair merchandise, including:

  • T-Shirts: Stylish and comfortable, perfect for showing your support.
  • Poster with Commemorative Art: A beautiful keepsake to remember the event.
  • Tuck-and-Toss Bag: Practical and eco-friendly, ideal for carrying your Art Fair finds.
  • VIP Collectors' Experience Packages: Gain exclusive access and enjoy a premium experience with this special offering.

Visit our website at to purchase your Art Fair merchandise, tickets to the Block Party, VIP Collectors' Experience packages, or to make a donation.


Krasl is also seeking enthusiastic volunteers and generous hosts for the Artist in Homes program. This unique initiative allows artists to stay with local residents, fostering a sense of community and cultural exchange. If you are interested in volunteering or hosting an artist, please contact Jamie Balkin at for more information.


Join us in celebrating creativity and supporting the arts. We look forward to seeing you at the Art Fair!


For more information on 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services, visit:


About Krasl Art Center:

Krasl Art Center provides southwest Michigan residents and visitors the opportunity to experience contemporary art exhibitions, new artist projects, and creative events, as well as art classes, camps, guest artist workshops, and community-wide programs. The center opened in 1980. Indoors, it houses galleries, art-making studios, and a gift shop. Outdoors it celebrates public art through sculpture placements on its campus and throughout the community. Krasl Art Center's mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit

About the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff:

The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is the flagship fundraiser for Krasl Art Center. The event welcomes artists to scenic Lake Bluff Park to exhibit and sell their artwork the second weekend of July every year. Artists are juried into the event, creating one of the region's largest high-end outdoor art experiences. The 2023-2024 events are presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services. To learn more, visit

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