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      Annual art fair helps raise appreciation for visual arts

      Thousands of people came out for the big event that featured hundreds of pieces of art that were for sale and made by artists from all over the country.

      There was a splash of color on Northwestern Michigan College's campus Saturday as artists filled the lawn with their beautiful and unique pieces of art.

      It was the 53rd Annual Traverse City Outdoor Art Fair, presented by Artcenter Traverse City and held at NMC. Thousands of people came out for the big event that featured hundreds of pieces of art that were for sale and made by artists from all over the country.

      Folks were able to check out all kinds of art including wood pieces, things made of leather, jewelry, paintings, and much more.

      "We think the visual artists are under represented," said Artcenter Board President, David Lawrence. "We do very well in the area with the performing arts, with musical performance, with the film festival. It's a little different with the visual artists and it's a little more difficult to get general appreciation and get them to come to events and this is an event that they know."

      Artcenter is a non-profit organization that has been providing the Traverse City community with classes, workshops, shows, and a continuing appreciation for the arts for more than 60 years.