The annual Ann Arbor Art Fair takes place this year from July 18-21st in downtown Ann Arbor. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the fair! The fair has grown over the years and is currently the largest juried art fair in the country with over 1,000 artists and nearly half a million visitors each year. The fair has grown into 4 independent fairs rolled into one, spanning 30 blocks. The individual fairs are:
Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (the Original) – 60 years
Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair – 52 years
Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair – 50 years
Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair – 20 years
Original artwork, live music, family-friendly art activities, artist demonstrations, sidewalk sales, and a diverse offering of food and drinks are the main attractions.
The fairs will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
There are many options for parking, from city and university parking structures, to private properties offering parking, to shuttles. Briarwood Mall and Huron High School are this year’s shuttle drop-off and pick-up locations. Shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes, and will begin one hour before the fair opens and run until one hour after closing. Shuttles are air conditioned and wheel-chair accessible. Shuttles are $3 per person. Children under age 5 ride for free. City parking structures in downtown Ann Arbor are $18 per day, and $9 after 5 p.m. University of Michigan parking structures are $10 after 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and $10 all day on the weekend.
For updates, you can find the Ann Arbor Art Fair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.theannarborartfair.com. Check out the map of this year’s fair and start planning your visit!