Milford, Michigan hosted it’s 27th annual Milford Memories Festival the weekend of August 10-12, 2018. Always held the second full weekend in August, thousands of visitors from all over the region flocked to the streets of Downtown Milford for art, food, music, and fun.
Check out some highlights from the 2018 Milford Memories Festival below and be sure to mark your calendars for this free annual event each summer!
Thousands strolled through town, passing each tent, stopping at some. Browsing portraits painted by local artists and jewelry handcrafted by Oakland County residents, all while taste testing some of the area’s best food from more than 40 local restaurants and caterers.
Rich aromas filled the air as steam rose from the food tents that lined the streets of LaFayette, Main and Washington.
Downtown Royal Oak was booming. The hustle and bustle of the annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Festival, presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, filled the streets – providing unique fun for all ages, whether you are an art buff, a music lover or a food critic.
What is Art?
American painter Georgia O’Keeffe once said, “Filling a space in a beautiful way. That’s what art means to me.”
I like that simple definition. However, I would change ‘beautiful‘ to ‘beautiful to the individual viewer,‘ since what one appreciates and thinks as beauty, should not be a group effort or popularity contest.
Here in Oakland County, We Love Our Art! We want it in our homes, our communities and as a enhancement to the experience of our day to day life. Like a reflection in a lake, our art reflects us.
Since we love our art, summers can be filled with exploring the Outdoor Art Fairs and Festivals in many of our communities. On the Summer Art Fair and Festival page, you will find a list of many of these events.
When you get there, you can expect to find every kind of art imaginable: paintings, crafts, pottery, jewelry, photography, woodworking, glass, metals and more that include works from local and national artists.
Many of the fairs and festivals will have a crafting area for kids, food court, live entertainment and the art fair may be associated with a larger community event.
Get all the details on our Summer Art Fair and Festival page.