5 Artists to Look Out for at Funky Ferndale Art Fair

Ferndale’s beloved three-day festival offers visual, audible, and even interactive art

The Funky Ferndale Art Fair makes its annual return beginning Sept. 20, boasting that its “twice as funky as the average fine art fair.” With 120 juried pieces, the event sparks the imagination, while showcasing the creative talent of local artists. In addition to fine art, visitors can enjoy live bands and local restaurants, and visit the nearby DIY Street Fair. Here, a few participating artists.

Acrylic – Anthony Brass

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Courtesy of Anthony Brass

Vibrant creations made with repurposed wood and strokes of paint aim to build deep appreciation for the natural world. anthonyrbrass.com

Screen printingTim Gralewski

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Courtesy of Tim Gralewski

Combined techniques of fine art and graphic design are used to create thoughtfully composed and layered images. timgralewski.com

Repurposed materials – Joe Mazzola

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Courtesy of Joe Mazzola

Inspired by American mid-century design and manufacturing, practical objects are transformed into steam-punk-inspired works of art. eastworksdetroit.com

Leather – Ted Gilmer

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Courtesy of Ted Gilmer

Functional pieces such as duffel bags, backpacks, and briefcases are handcrafted with topgrain leather. leelanautradingco.com

Mixed media – Betsy Williams

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Courtesy of Betsy Williams

Unique and colorful wall hangings invite viewers into an appreciation of insects and natural elements that beautify the world around us.