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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) is proud to announce that its 2018 event received a national ranking in the September 2019 edition of Sunshine Artist, America’s Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine. Among the list of the 200 best art fairs and festivals in the nation, the ELAF was ranked 64th in the Fine Art & Design Category.Each September, Sunshine Artist brings national exposure to the best art festivals and fairs in the United States with its annual feature, “Sunshine Artist 200 Best.”The 200 best art events in the country are designated each year through an artist voting system, in which artists send in ballots listing their 10 top-selling events of the year. This allows Sunshine Artist to base its ranking primarily on festival sales.“It’s wonderful to see the East Lansing Art Festival being honored for its success,” said East Lansing Art Festival and Arts Initiatives Coordinator Heather Majano. “Our juried festival draws exceptionally talented artists and a large base of knowledgeable and loyal art patrons to downtown East Lansing each year. This national recognition is something that everyone can be proud of.”Call to Artists, Emerging Artists for 57th Annual ELAFArtist applications are currently being accepted for the 57th Annual ELAF. The 2020 festival will take place May 16-17 in downtown East Lansing.The ELAF will be accepting applications through January 31, 2020 and artists can apply at https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7899. Artists must submit their online applications, four images of their work and one image of their booth for consideration. Emerging artists must submit their online application and five images of their work for consideration. There is a $25 online application fee for those artists that apply prior to Nov. 30 and there is a $35 online application fee for those artists that apply after Nov. 30.The ELAF attracts tens of thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing each year with its showcase of artists from across the United States. In addition to art, the festival features live music on an outdoor music stage, children’s activities, a food court and much more.
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