36th Annual Festival

Saturday, November 13, 2021

East Lansing, Michigan

2021 Festival info

For the safety of all festival goers, this year’s event will be a one day hyper-local gathering, featuring a smaller-yet-still-vibrant artist market, a uke workshop in the morning, tasty refreshments from the Sistrum Cafe and a fabulous afternoon of music and spoken word by Mid-Michigan artists. The event is free and open to the public (donations will be accepted).

Face coverings required. Please take careful consideration of safe distancing throughout the venue.

Enjoy the immense talents of these local Mid-Michigan women on the WITA Stage! ASL Interpreted by Katie Darling.

12:00 PM  Sally Potter
12:45 PM   Tammy Cook
01:30 PM  Jen Sygit
02:15 PM   Murray Stewart Jones
03:15 PM   Olivia DeJonghe of LVRS
04:15 PM   Voices of the Revolution

Click here for more info about the performers

Beginning Ukulele Workshop: 10:30-11:30am

Perfect for the absolute beginner who want to have fun and learn the ukulele. In this free one hour workshop led by Jennifer Rangel, you’ll learn 2+ chords, strum 2+ songs written by female songwriters and sing with 2+ aspiring women ukers!

Artist Market: Open 9am-6pm

Over 30 of your favorite vendors! Featuring women-made creations, including paintings, illustrations, photography, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, pottery, glassware, books, and music.

Click here for listings and photos from the artists

Artist Market on Facebook Marketplace

An online marketplace for all artists, whether participating in-person or not.

Click here to shop online

    Festival Schedule

    Saturday, Nov 13th

    Doors Open at 9am
    Artist Market:
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Sistrum Cafe:
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Day Stage:

    Get Connected

    We are a word-of-mouth, community and volunteer inspired festival.
    Please help us spread the word!

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    Online Auction

    This year we will be offering a limited auction online from Nov. 5-12.

    Bid on fantastic merchandise generously donated by festival artists and area businesses. All proceeds support Women in the Arts. 

    Items available in the 2021 WITA Online Auction:

    • Wharton Center tickets to Hadestown and Gina Chavez
    • Signed MSU women’s basketball
    • Creative Wellness massage gift certificate
    • Playmakers gift certificates
    • Bonilla’s Salon & Spa gift certificate
    • Stained glass panel by Jhaan Studios
    • Photo by Ursula Hoppe Photography
    • Seams Sewing and Mercantile gift certificate


    Location & Directions

    Edgewood United Church

    469 N Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI

    Edgewood United Church is located in East Lansing, Michigan. It’s easy to reach by foot, bike, automobile or public transportation. If you’re traveling from some distance away, you’ll want to take the Saginaw Street exit from US-127 and head east. Then you’ll make right turn (South) on Hagadorn. Turn right at Beech (Edgewood is on the corner of Beech and Hagadorn) and you’ll find parking on Beech and a spacious lot at Beech and Lexington.