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After nearly a decade’s hiatus, the Leelanau Furniture Show is back–in a brand-new location inside downtown’s sophisticated Artisan Design Network (ADN) cooperative gallery on Front Street–and ready to dazzle the crowds with handcrafted one-of-a-kind designs.
The week-long invitational exhibition and sale showcases the region’s finest studio furniture makers and craftspeople whose works in wood, metal, glass, stone, fabrics, epoxy, enamel and paint are a celebration of form, function and northern Michigan inspiration. Many of the 40-some exhibitors also belong to the year-round ADN co-op, which opened in January 2010 and features a wide-ranging juried collection of fine art and furnishings.
This year’s show spotlights two acclaimed regional artists, Dewey Blocksma and Bill Allen, whose sculptures punctuate many public spaces and private collections around the country. “They have gleefully embraced the idea of sculpting furniture for this event,” says organizer and rustic twig furniture maker Bill Perkins, who promises a spectacular run.
May 20 6-11pm Opening Reception
May 21-28 Noon-6pm Continuing Exhibition and Sale
Image: Table by Joe Stearns