Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Castle Farms Art Show

This past weekend I exhibited my art at Castle Farms, located in Charlevoix, MI. This facility is one of Michigan’s largest special events facilities. It was constructed in 1918 by Albert Loeb, who was the Vice President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and it was designed by Arthur Heun. Loeb built Castle Farms as a model farm to showcase livestock in addition to new farm equipment that was sold by his company. In 1927, the farm was closed and rented out for storage until 1965. It was then turned into an art studio by John Van Haver. In 1969, it was sold to Arthur and Erwina Reibel and was mainly used for rock concerts.Some of the more notable acts include Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, and The Beach Boys. In 2001, Castle Farms was sold to current owner Linda Mueller who finished restoring it to its original condition by 2005. Today, it is open year round, and is primarily used for weddings and receptions as well as for other various festivals and social events, such as the Labor Day Art Fair.

Over the next few days I'll post some of the photos that I took while walking around the grounds.

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