Maritime Magic Arts/Crafts Show


The 5th Annual Maritime Magic Arts/Crafts Show at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9am to 3pm indoors at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.

There is no admission charge to attend the show, but an admission donation of $1 is suggested.

In addition to the artists and crafters, customers may purchase items from the Resale Shoppe of items donated by LACA and community members. The Arts Center's Gift Shop will also be open for customers.

Proceeds from the artists' booth & table rental fees, admission donations, Resale Shoppe and the Gift Shop are used to support LACA projects and programs.


There are 33 individual artists and crafters participating in this year's show with a wide variety of media. Those participating are from several cities in West Michigan and include:

Elaine Angstman, Branch, colored pencil drawings, earrings, craft cement birdbaths, trivets.

Todd & Michelle Armstrong (MT Thoughts), Grand Haven, hand-etched solar lights.

Margaret Bennett, Irons, acrylic paintings on canvas and wood; wood is clear-coated for outdoor use. Woven baskets & sewn accessories.

Dan Blackstone, Walhalla, woodcrafts, nautical & garden decorations, children's toys.

Laura Carter, Ludington, acrylic paintings on canvas featuring animals and boats.

Jon Erickson, Ludington, recycled/reclaimed odd items in wood, metal and glass used to create functional and ornamental art pieces, knickknacks and furniture.

Roxanne Fawley, Kalamazoo, author of the book “But I Liked It...And Other Lies.”

Nicole Fernandez (Fern Freehand Creations LLC), Traverse City, handcrafted original wire-wrapped jewelry, flower headbands, and hand-painted ceramics.

Verna Fugere, Ludington, art quilted and embroidered wall hangings, I-pad covers, scarves, purses and bags.

Ana Maria Grant, Muskegon, bead-woven jewelry, sterling silver earrings and gold-filled necklaces.

Lynne Haslam, Ludington, handmade candleholders with beach glass, rocks & driftwood, fabric treasure bowls, oil paintings of Mason County nature scenes.

Vickie Haught (Riverview Woodworking Inc.), Newaygo, decorative wooden signs.

Kaye Holman (Ludington Youth Sailing School), Ludington, informational packets, card holders and change purses made from Kevlar sails.

Tammy Hulsing, Grand Haven, art pieces encompassing elements of glass, sand and driftwood with a vintage treasure.

Julie Johnson (Pic's & Wic's), Ludington, hand-poured soy candles, landscape & lighthouse photography of Mason County attractions.

Denise Slocum-Jones, Pentwater, handmade works of clay, buttons and embellishments, leather purses and journals.

Luci Lavis, Ludington, appliqued reversible aprons, tie bags, embellished scarves, coin purses and felted pillows.

Erika Miller (Naturally Harmonious), Walker, homemade organic condition-specific products including lotions, oil blends, sprays and soaps.

Ron Plouff, Ludington, pictures of lighthouses, Mackinac Bridge and sports teams made with wine corks on glass frames, and coasters made of beer caps.

Cheryl Reda, Rockford, seasonal fabric items including table runners, purses, papercraft items and mixed media.

Marion Riedl (Creations by MIR), Ludington, fiber art including Michigan appliqued potholders and kitchen towels, scrubbies and aprons.

Linda Ritz, Clare, fiber art including knit & crochet items of handspun yarns, dryer balls and spinning demonstration.

Ingar Rudholm, Muskegon, illustrated children's book,”Traveling Circus.”

Cindy Schoemaker, Baldwin, vegan soaps and lotions using high-end botanicals and no animal products.

JoAnn Sciba, Norton Shores, handmade notecards, journals and stationery and sticky note holders covered with papers from around the world.

Melinda Seldon, Free Soil, fiber art including purses & bags, and jewelry.

Dorothy Sheehan, Sawyer, angels made from rocks and driftwood, each featuring a hard-shaped rock.

Beth Smith (Just Ben Fusing by Beth), Ludington, fused glass jewelry, dichroic glass pendants, Michigan suncatchers, and fused tiles.

Sally Stap, Kalamazoo, author of “Smiling Again” and artist of “Expressions through Beeswax.”

Tom & Becky VanRavenswaay (B.G. Wood Toys), Holland, small wooden cars, many of them equipped with surfboards.

Nicole Vink (The Unique Piece), Alto, repurposed and upcycled home décor.

Benita Walters, Ludington, fiber art including dishcloths, scrubbies, bag holders, pillowcases, children's cloth books, cloth dolls and holiday items.

For further information, email or contact LACA at 231-845-2787.