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JUNE 30, 2022, ST. JOSEPH, MI – The 60th Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is just weeks away! On July 9 and 10, 172 artists from across the nation will turn Lake Bluff Park into an outdoor art experience at the largest fundraiser for Krasl Art Center (KAC). You can get your tickets and merchandise now (walk-up tickets and limited merchandise will be available at the fair), but there is more to know about this year's 60th celebratory event!

  • The Block Party 60th celebration is Friday, July 8 from 5–10 pm on KAC’s Oval Lawn. Learn more about tickets and bands at No pets allowed. Service animals welcome.
  • Find the St. Joe Farmers Market on Broad Street and Lake Boulevard on both days. 
  • There are free activities available on KAC’s grounds. Guests are invited to explore KAC campus for different activities all weekend long, including a collaborative artmaking activity in Thomas Freier’s ‘Art Dome’ located in KAC’s East Garden that is dedicated in memory of Lupe Hopp. 
  • Water Street Glassworks, KAC Faculty and Guild, and KAC’s Teen Arts Council and Emerging Artists will be in KAC’s scenic Oval Lawn.
  • Krasl Art Center’s galleries have even more to discover during the weekend. Three free exhibitions are on view during Art Fair hours: ‘Rethinking Monuments: American Sculpture in its Time, 1850-2000’, ‘The Art of Egg Prize’, and a selection of Olga Krasl original artworks and family photos. 
  • Throughout Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, you can also discover new artworks as part of the ‘New Biennial: 2022 Invitational.’

There are still volunteer opportunities at this year's Art Fair! Learn more and sign up at

Guests should note that no pets are allowed in Lake Bluff Park during the event per city ordinance. Only service animals are allowed in the event. Lake Bluff Park is a walking-only zone. Scooters, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, and hoverboards are not permitted, and it is a smoke-free area.

VIP Parking is available for Collectors Experience Package holders, starting at $65 for KAC Members ($135 for non-members). Packages also include:
  • Free Admission to the Friday night Block Party on Friday, July 8
  • *Saturday exclusive Collector-only shopping from 9 – 10 am
  • A buffet breakfast with the artists at Schu’s on Saturday, June 9, 7 – 10 am
  • Bypass check-in and head straight to entrances by the red umbrellas
  • Unlimited access, weekend-long passes (with your collector pins)
  • Access to the VIP Collectors Experience Lounge located on KAC’s grounds. 

  • Courthouse Parking Lot, 811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI
  • Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI
  • There is a City Lot across the street from the Box Factory as well. 

  • Trinity Lutheran-613 Court Street, St. Joseph
  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School (Rose Center)-301 Wayne Street, St. Joseph benefitting Laker Athletics
  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School Teachers Parking Lot-915 Pleasant Street, St. Joseph, MI benefitting Laker Athletics
  • Horizon Bank lot, 811 Ship Street, St. Joseph benefitting Laker Athletics

Your go-to resource for navigating the Art Fair - The Guidebook - will be printed in the July fourth (4) edition of MailMax, and copies will be available on-site during the event. The Guidebook contains a map of the event and images of all participating artists, in addition to more arts-related resources throughout Berrien County during the art-filled weekend.

The 2022 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services. It is sponsored by Signature Toyota, 98.3 The Coast, MailMax, Pepsi Beverage Company of Benton Harbor, Southwest Michigan Tourist Council, Aisle Rocket, Boulevard Inn and Bistro, The Buck Burger and Brew, Forté Coffee, The Livery, Pier 33 Marina, Schu’s Grill & Bar, Waterfront Framing & Design, and Wightman. Please join us in thanking these businesses when you patronize them this summer.
Order the Art Fair T-Shirts in 10 colors online.
Nolan Prohaska shares his artwork with visitors.
About Krasl Art Center:
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high-quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to Inspire Meaningful Change and Strengthen Community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit
The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is the flagship fundraiser for Krasl Art Center. The event welcomes artists to scenic Lake Bluff Park to exhibit and sell their artwork the second weekend of July every year. Artists are juried into the event, creating one of the region's largest high-end outdoor art experiences. The event that started in 1962 has an economic impact of $1.2 million on Berrien County. The 2021-2022 events are presented by 1st Source Bank Wealth Advisory Services. To learn more, visit

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