Ann Arbor Art Fair Townie Street Party canceled for third straight year
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The street party typically held before the Ann Arbor Art Fair has been canceled for the third year in a row. The party, which is hosted by the Ann Arbor Art Fair, The Original, was last held in 2019. “We are delaying one more year due to COVID,” said Angela Kline, the executive director of the Ann Arbor Art Fair, The Original, in an email to MLive/The Ann Arbor News. The Townie Party typically offers live music, a youth art fair and a fundraising run called Dart for Art. The Ann Arbor Art Fair will run from Thursday, July 21, to Saturday, July 23, 2022.mlive.com
The Guild’s Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair to take over South University section of annual event
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Art Fair is the largest juried art fair in the country, and event organizers just announced a major change for the 2021 fair and beyond. Until now, the event has consisted of four fairs that seamlessly create what appears to be one massive fair: the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original, the South University Art Fair and the State Street Art Fair. AdSince the South University Area Association dissolved in December 2020, it was unclear what would happen with this year’s fair. Although the South University Area Association plans to regroup sometime this year, art fair was not on the table. “Moving forward we will do everything we can to respect the integrity and history of the Ann Arbor South University Fair while also incorporating some of the Guild’s structures,” wrote Delhey.