Located in the KIDS ZONE

Inside the Kids Zone!  Don’t miss DIA Away: a free, mobile interactive classroom for students and a creative exploration space for people of all ages!   This educational hands-on art experience to the festival gives participants the opportunity to discover some of the ways artists think and then try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations.  Open 12-7pm Fri-Mon.



Located in the Arts Area!

Back at Ford Arts, Beats & Eats! – Learn how participating festival artists create their amazing works.  Artist demonstrations will be 15-30 minutes in length.

Last year's featured artists are in the gallery below.  Click on the photo to discover a little more about their artwork and what you will see in the DIA artist demonstration area - just another way the DIA can show you how to Think Like An Artist!



The 2017 Artist Demo Schedule


1:15-1:45pm - CHARLENE HEILMAN, Houston, TX
Glass, Booth #87

3:00-3:30pm - LOU HII, Indianapolis, IN
MM2-D Paper Cutting, Booth #27
4:30-5:00pm - ALEC LACASSE, Leonard, MI
Woodcarving, Booth #102

6:30-7:00pm - JEFFREY ST. ROMAIN, New Orleans, LA
Mixed Media 3-D, Booth #70


1:15-1:45pm - CHRIS MAHER, Lambertville, MI
Photography, Booth #13

3:00-3:30pm - ANNETTEMORRIN, Lambertville, MI
Jewelry, Booth #14

4:30-5:00pm - ANNETTE POITEAU, Oberlin, OH
Painting, Booth #50

6:30-7:00pm - TRACY KEHR, White Cloud, MI
Glass, Booth #16


1:15-1:45pm – JOSEPH FERRIS, Avon Park, FL
Metal, Booth #5

3:00-3:30pm - AUSTEN BRANTLEY, Royal Oak, MI
Sculpture, Booth #91

4:30-5:00pm - CHRISTOPHER BELLEAU, E. Providence, RI
Glass, Booth #99

6:30-7:00pm - FATOU SALL, Capitol Hgts., MD
Fabric/Fiber, Booth #7


11:30am - 12:00pm - RICHARD WILSON, Greenville, NC
Painting, Booth #7

1:00-1:30pm - MINDY RHOADS, Marquette, KS
Mixed Media 2-D, Booth #71

2:30-3:00pm - GARY ODMARK, Holland, MI
Painting, Booth #108