A small art show, for a small town off the beaten path…but a good collection of art put on by the Grand Blanc Arts Council. This year there were only about 50 artists, more in recent years, but it was still very nice. I found some nice handmade beads from a Lansing artist for the crazy custom bracelets I make. I would have liked to buy more items at the show, but you know those darn finances…I had checks…I just don’t understand…
They also had a small – larger in past years – Civil War encampment. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions, but they must pertain to the era. If asked about video games, they will say they don’t know what that is.
This is a great history lesson for kids and adults alike. Of course it only shows the camping side of war. It still presents a look at what was eaten, how they lived and what they did when not fighting.
A sneaky place to park is along the back wall of The Hot Dog Stand on Saginaw Street. The fair is basically behind this long-time venue in Physicians Park…there is some shade…AND you can get an old fashioned hot dog with special secret red sauce and a frosted glass mug of handmade Root Beer…YUM…while you are there!
The art show happens before the Renaissance Fair in Hollygrove (Holly, Michigan), so it is common to see a few participants from the fair dressed in their wench costumes or as fair knights strolling the market, talking in silly old English and promoting the fair. I didn’t happen to see any this year, guess I must have missed them.
This was the 12th Grand Blanc Art Show. Watch for next year’s show – usually about the same time of year.
Stay tuned for more things to do in Grand Blanc…a suburb of Flint, Michigan.
Go visit a cute little suburb, stroll through an art show or devour a yummy American hot dog and slurp down a root beer float…! Are you hungry yet?