Arts and Crafts Show
Celebrate spring at the Michigan State University Arts and Crafts Show on May 18 and 19, 2013.
In its 49th year, the show has more than 300 artists from across the nation and offers something for everyone.
The show takes place on the grounds of the MSU Union, near the corner of Grand River Ave. and Abbot Rd. in East Lansing. The show hours are Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the show is FREE!
The MSU Spring Arts and Crafts Show is one of the largest arts and crafts shows in the state. This year’s show includes many returning favorites as well as brand new artists. There will be a broad range of exhibitors selling handmade items. Items include: candles, furniture, jewelry, home and yard décor, aromatherapy, clothing, children’s toys, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture and much more.
Parking is available on campus for shoppers. The Grand River Parking Ramp is also open! Spartan Signature Catering Food Tent, MSU Dairy Store Ice Cream, and restrooms are available on-site.
The University Activities Board annually sponsors two major regional arts and crafts shows at the MSU Union. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Show is held the first weekend in December. The Spring Arts and Crafts Show is held the third weekend in May in conjunction with the East Lansing Art Festival. Please call the UAB Office at (517) 355-3354 for more information. Both shows are free for the public to attend.
The Holiday Arts and Crafts Show is one of the state's largest indoor holiday shows with over 170 exhibitors. This Saturday and Sunday show is held throughout the four floors of the MSU Union building with attendance figures regularly exceeding 10,000. Please call the UAB Office for current booth fees.
The Spring Arts and Crafts Show is held outside on the grounds of the MSU Union. This show is held on Saturday and Sunday with over 300 exhibitors displaying items in a park-like setting on the MSU campus. Most exhibitors utilize portable structures for their displays. The UAB office can provide current booth fee prices. The East Lansing Art Festival is staged one block north of campus. More than 30,000 people annually attend these two outdoor shows.
To participate as an exhibitor, interested parties must first apply online to be placed on the mailing list.
Please click on the link below and select "New Patron Request" from the Arts and Crafts Show Main Menu. Complete the new patron request form, and select mailing list(s) you would like to participate in (the annual holiday show, the annual spring show, or both). Once placed on the mailing list, exhibitors will receive a Patron ID Number (required to apply for the shows), and application date reminders (postcards and emails) for upcoming shows. Once the new patron request is completed, patrons may edit their information at any time by selecting "Edit Patron Information," also on the Arts and Crafts Show Main Menu.
The University Activities Board requires that the exhibitor produce the majority of the item that is displayed. Commercial / Buy-Sell products and food items are not permitted and will be removed from the exhibit if found to be displayed.
The application for the 2013 MSU Holiday Arts and Crafts show will be available online beginning August 6, 2013 at 9 a.m.