Daily Archives: July 21, 2012

Ann Arbor Art Fairs

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs opened on Wednesday July 18th and are ending on Saturday July 21st at 6PM.  This article explains everything you would need to know to bring you into Ann Arbor, park either nearby or park and take a shuttle into town, and most of all, enjoy the fairs.

I believe Ann Arbor was one of the first towns in the country to hold an art fair.  When you read the article, you will learn that there are actually, now, four art fairs:  The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (the original, 53 years);  State Street Art Fair (45 years); Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair (43 years); and Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair (13 years).

We attended the Art Fair this year, the first year since I’ve lived in Ann Arbor.  We spent about three hours and hardly made a dent.  We were at the Fair on Main Street–The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.  It was beautiful weather, just about perfect, 80 degrees or so and no humidity!  We did our part to help the artists and make it worth their while to be here.

What a great, relaxing way to spend the afternoon.

If you are local in Michigan, do you attend the Ann Arbor Art Fair?  For all the years I lived in Oakland County, about 45 miles from Ann Arbor, I would attend every couple years.  It was always a fun thing to do with friends.  When I moved here, someone laughed about ‘it’s not for the locals’…  Well, it’s taken me a number of years to decide that attending the art fair is for everyone who wants to relax, do some great people-watching and have a great time!