MARQUETTE — Artists from the Upper Peninsula and other parts of the country were featured during the 60th annual Art on the Rocks festival over the weekend in Marquette.
130 artists, including 10 Northern Michigan University students, displayed their artwork Saturday and Sunday at Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
Leonard Fiber of Manistique makes furniture and wall displays from wood chewed by beavers. He likes that feedback that gets from those who enter his booth.
“They come in a some of them know what this material is but most of them don’t. I have to take time and explain the materials that I use,” said Fiber.
Fiber said they are surprised when he tells them he collects the wood from streams and ponds.
This was the third year that Lisa Kangas of Escanaba has attended Art on the Rocks. She has been working on new paintings that she calls fun and colorful.
“I hear it all day long, ‘oh this is so beautiful, look at the colors.'” Kangas said.
Kangas said she likes talking with the people who stop by her tent. The art shows are important part of supporting her artwork.
She will also be on display this Saturday at the Waterfront Art Festival in Escanaba.