The Suburban Collection Showplace has been very proud to present the Great Lakes Art Fair over the past decade (even in the past two times a year). The event has always been a warm, fun celebration of the beautiful Artist community… and an important local showcase and networking event as well. It is a tribute to all of our partners and friends that have worked so tirelessly each year to stage the event, that it has reached its milestone, but we feel that now is the appropriate time to discontinue the Great Lakes Art Fair. We tried to bring on the Craft component hoping to draw in more artists but still had a lack of participation. Management of the Great Lakes Art Fair was absorbed by Suburban Collection Showplace operations in 2009, during the recession, and participation did rebound to some degree. In recent years the attendance has again eroded, and it has become more challenging to keep the event economically viable and to attract fresh artists, audience, vendors and sponsors each year. We deeply enjoy working with the Michigan artisan community, and would love for you to consider joining us at the Michigan State Fair as we have a large array of vendors and crafters. The Michigan State Fair, held over Labor Day Weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace.  

For those who also share an interest in overall animals, we also invite you to join us for the Novi Pet Expo and follow us on Facebook for news, as well.  

Thanks so much for all the wonderful memories and we wish you Happy Trails, wherever they may lead….

For those of you who have already signed up and paid for a booth or sponsorship please allow us a week or two to process these refunds in full.

We are open to any suggestions and or comments regarding this decision and we truly appreciate all of the friendships and relationships we have made through the years.

Thank you

Jackie McMahon

Show Director


Blair Bowman