2019 Chestnut Art Fair 7/12-7/13/19

Held in conjunction with the Wyandotte Street Art Fair, the Chestnut Art Fair is a vibrant collection of artists, crafters, performers, live creators and street food in a fun and casual block party... outside on Chestnut Street and inside the DCA building. 

Founded in 1978, the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organization that proudly serves nearly 400,000 residents in 21 Downriver communities. The Downriver Council for the Arts’ mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities. We actively support local artists and performers through artistic outreach programs and special promotional opportunities by holding activities in our Arts Center and by operating in the various cities we serve.

When: Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, 2019
Time: 10am-9pm
Where: Inside 81 Chestnut and Outside on Chestnut Street

Cool off inside the DCA and check out more artist vendors, including Acanthus Arts Society - The fine art originators  of the Wyandotte Street Art Fair!

This event is free to attend and open to the public!

If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact dc4arts@gmail.com.

Calling all Volunteers!

We need many people to help with this event and there are many different areas you can help in. You can volunteer for 1 day, 3 days, all day or in 2-4 hour blocks of time (or more if desired). We need people to be in our DCA booth, social media coverage and more! We can also allow artists a space to sell and create if you are willing to donate your time to help cover our booth.

This is a great opportunity for persons interested in community development. This is an unpaid volunteer position; however, it can also equate to an internship with exchanged hours worked for university credit. You are also able to earn credit hours from a non-profit organization for your group (honor societies, scouts, etc.). We would be happy to make arrangements to accommodate this.

Please check out the complete volunteer opportunity at Volunteermatch.org

If interested in helping out, please email us at dc4arts@downriverarts.org with the subject 2019 Chestnut Art Fair Volunteer.


The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is accepting vendor applications for our 5th annual Downriver Council for the Arts’ Chestnut Art Fair. 

Artist Vendor Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Entertainment Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

Food Vendor Application Deadline: June 7, 2019

Since the DCA is a non-profit, all money raised from events is put directly into our programming and operating. We wish to remain true to our mission of supporting and promoting artists! Click here to read more about applying.