For 57 years, thousands of competitively juried artists from all over the world, including a majority from Washtenaw County, have returned to the streets of Ann Arbor exhibiting their creative talents for others to purchase. This includes a wide range of media including: painting, drawing, glass, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, fiber, furniture and more over 30 city blocks. From Thursday July 21 to Sunday July 24 2016, thousands of art enthusiasts will turn out and enjoy engaging with these artists, experiencing their artwork, and embracing the chance to enhance or start their own collection, experience the music and art activities, and explore the eclectic Ann Arbor shops and restaurants. The event is an art lover’s destination of original works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety of shops featuring sidewalk sales.
The Ann Arbor Art Fair is one of Michigan’s finest summer traditions and one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the nation. Each year, thousands of artists compete for a limited number of spaces in one of the four art fairs that make up The Ann Arbor Art Fair.
For the first time in the 57-year history of The Ann Arbor Art Fair, the art fair will open on a Thursday (July 21) and end on a Sunday (July 24).
“Over the years the art fair has evolved into one of Michigan’s greatest summer traditions and expanded to over 1,000 competitively juried artists covering 30 city blocks,” said Karen Delhey art fair spokesperson. “To help leverage its popularity and to accommodate the crowds, we have moved the date.”
More than 500,000 people are expected to visit Ann Arbor over the four-day event to enjoy and purchase a wide range of media including painting, drawing, glass, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and more, not to mention the chance to enjoy Ann Arbor in the summer time. Visitors will be treated to artist’s demonstrations throughout the event, art activities for all ages, and three-stages full of music and dance performances.
For four days in July, the streets of Ann Arbor transform into an art lover’s paradise to experience and enjoy original works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety of shops featuring sidewalk sales. From July 21-24, 2016, thousands of art enthusiasts will turn out and enjoy engaging with these artists, experiencing their artwork, and embracing the chance to enhance or start their own collection.
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday Noon.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Ann Arbor. For more information, visit www.theannarborartfair.com, on twitter #theannarborartfair.com. Festival apps also are available for iPhone and GooglePlay.
When: Thursday July 21, 2016 to Saturday July 23, 2016, 10am-9pm, Sunday July 24, 2016, Noon-6pm
Where: Downtown Ann Arbor