Ann Arbor Art Fair returns in July with 1,000 artist booths

Visitors and artist booths in front of the Michigan Theater during the 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair (Meredith Bruckner, Sarah Parlette, WDIV)

ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Art Fair will return to the downtown area July 21-23.

The three-day event will feature 1,000 artists from around the country and will span 30 blocks.

Each year, the Ann Arbor Art Fair draws nearly half a million visitors to view and shop artwork and enjoy live entertainment.

The event is the largest juried art fair in the nation, featuring three independently-juried, nonprofit art fairs that seamlessly connect to create one massive outdoor art gallery, including the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original, the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and the Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair.

Attendees view art made by Nicario Jimenez at his booth at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original. (Courtesy: Ann Arbor Art Fair)

Alongside the art and live music, festivalgoers can enjoy sidewalk sales from local retailers and extensive patio dining at the city’s restaurants.

“We work year-round to make this fair the best it can be for the artists, attendees and the city of Ann Arbor, and this year is already shaping up to be incredible all around,” executive director of the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Karen Delhey said in a statement. “We have artists representing every medium under the sun, international art exhibits and talented musicians coming to our wonderful city for a weekend dedicated to embracing and celebrating creativity.”

Map of the 2022 Ann Arbor Art Fair. (Ann Arbor Art Fair)

Hours:

  • Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

For more information, visit www.theannarborartfair.com.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.