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Variety of artists’ booths featured in Main Street fest

A variety of unique artists’ booths will be featured at the Main Street celebration from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 17, in downtown Wayland.

So far, there are 15 vendors, farmers market, cornhole tournament, barbecue cook-off, 11 kids’ activities, dunk tank, food trucks, live entertainment and more.

The artists’ appearances for the “Minerva and Athena Goddesses of the Arts” celebration will join the activities Saturday afternoon near the four corners on the intersection of Main and Superior streets. The celebration had to be called off last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The  Main Street event will include many of the usual local attractions, such as food.

Those planning to have exhibits include:

  • Elisa Schuitema’s Water Pearl Crafts booth. She has a talent for making macramé jewelry, accessories, and wall hangings. Also dream catchers, baby onesies, macramé pacifier clips and a few other handmade goodies.
  • Elizabeth Sully, of ScentSully, who creates car air fresheners designed to be hung in cars but are also great for small spaces such as closets, lockers, bathrooms, and offices. Each air freshener is handmade in Michigan right before being sold to maximize freshness.
  • Angela Smith, of Punk Rustic Farms, who will have wildcrafted beeswax products, wildflower teas, beeswax candles, salves, lip balms and wire wrap Michigan stones. Her philosophy: “As a small farm, we try to use what Mother Nature has given us. We are beekeepers who use the wax given to us to make homeopathic skin salves. We wildcraft plants from our farm to use as medicinal properties to make salves and balms for healthy skin. We try to make products that can be reused or recycled.”
  • Photographer Melissa Shelley is originally from Michigan but lived down South for several years. She has returned to Michigan and is looking forward to sharing her photography examples. Her photography is mainly nature, landscapes and architecture. Besides her photography, Melissa will have hand sewn items at her booth.
  • Martin L. Shoemaker is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. “This is smart, subtle speculative fiction.” — Publishers Weekly
  • Julie Suave to Minerva and Athena are being welcomed back to the local activities. Julie has been a part of thearts and craft celebration since pretty much the beginning. Featured at her booth will be handmade jewelry and handmade cards.


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