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Art festival to return to Mangiamo lawn for third year

The third annual Big Bang Art Festival will be setting up its tents on the lawn of Mangiamo Italian Restaurant, the nineteenth century Wurzburg mansion on Lake Drive in East Hills.

/Eric Tank

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Big Bang Art Festival

Mangiamo's Italian Restaurant

1033 Lake Drive SE

On site parking available


Big Bang 2013

Big Bang 2013 /Eric Tank

On the weekend of August 9 and 10 the lawn of Mangiamo! in East Hills will play host to The Big Bang Art Festival. The third year running, the festival features art vendors and live music. 

"This event is growing every year in the variety of artists that we (myself, Tom Duimstra and Dave Warmenhoven) have invited to participate," says co-founder Reb Roberts. "It has been our intent to invite artists whose work we admire and who as people we really want to hang out with for the weekend and promote during Big Bang." 

This year over 20 Michigan artists are participating. Genres represented include pop, folk and contemporary fine art in various mediums from ceramic, wood, wearables, mixed media, paintings, sculptures and glassworks. 

There will be a children's art activity area and live music throughout the day. Drinks and food can be purchased off the patio of Mangiamo! and specialty wood fired pizzas will be available on the lawn. 

The event is free and open to the public. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. 

Big Bang Art Festival is a collaborative event sponsored by the Gilmore partnership and Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery.  

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