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.
Gutman Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor accepting submissions for upcoming exhibition
The Gutman Gallery is accepting submissions from all artists for its upcoming exhibition that kicks off on March 19, 2021. The exhibition will run at the gallery at 118 N. 4th Ave. March 19-May 1. The Guild of Artists & Artisans presents the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair -- the Ann Arbor Art Fair’s largest fair -- each year. AdThe Gutman Gallery opened on Feb. 14, 2020 as a fine arts and events space featuring items for sale by The Guild’s member artists. For more information and to see more upcoming events at the gallery, visit www.theguild.org/gutman_gallery.
Glass artist known for social media scavenger hunts in Ann Arbor launches miniature art exchange
The Take Art Leave Art box and gallery in Shawn Bungo's yard in Ann Arbor. ANN ARBOR – When glass artist Shawn Bungo and his wife moved to Tree Town from Knoxville, Tennessee six months ago, they knew moving to a new city during a pandemic would be a challenge. “Being a glass artist, you have a lot of pieces that don’t come out, so that’s what started that,” said Bungo. Bungo constructed a Take Art Leave Art box and gallery outside his home on Ann Arbor’s south side. “I just recently put it back up two weeks ago and I shared it with the Ann Arbor Townies group on Facebook,” said Bungo.
Ann Arbor District Library’s Tiny Expo goes online this year
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Already trying to find the perfect present? Ann Arbor District Library can help. Every year the library system holds its annual Tiny Expo in the lobby of its downtown branch. Starting on Monday, the indie handcraft online expo will bring together more than 50 artists who have sold their wares at the expo previously. Check out crafters representing various arts and disciplines including:apparelfiber artshealth and beautyceramicshome goodsjewelrypaper goodssewn goodstoys and kids itemsLearn more about the handicraft expo through the Tiny Expo website or Facebook page.
A new look for a famous art fair this Labor Day Weekend
Art By Appointment will be happening in Downtown Royal Oak in Art, Beats, and Eats festival. This is an opportunity for many artists to sell their art for the first time this season since the pandemic. You can purchase a ticket for $5 for a small, socially distanced art fair. Art By Appointment will take place Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th in Downtown Royal Oak. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Art, Beats, and Eats website.
Four ways to support artists when there is no Ann Arbor Art Fair
ANN ARBOR Its art fair season but with the cancellation of this years Ann Arbor Art Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its difficult to connect with artists. Here are four ways to support artists and the Ann Arbor Art Fair:Connect with artistsConnect directly with artists by browsing the Art Fair artist directories. Browse through beautiful works of art from the State Street District Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair's 2021... Posted by Ann Arbor Art Fair on Thursday, July 9, 2020Donate or sponsor an art fairThe Ann Arbor Art Fair is actually made up of four separate and independently juried nonprofit fairs. Buy an Art Fair T-shirtThe Ann Arbor Art Fair has its own limited edition T-shirt commemorating the 2020 cancellation. Various restaurants, shops and galleries in Ann Arbor, as well as the Ann Arbor Art Center, sell art made by local artists.
A4 looks back at the Ann Arbor Art Fair
ANN ARBOR The Ann Arbor Art Fair may have been canceled this year but that doesnt mean we cant celebrate its history and the thousands of people who take part in it every year. Made up of four different fairs collectively known as Art Fair, the annual extravaganza has been bringing art, artists, and art appreciators to Ann Arbor for decades as the largest juried art fair in the US. Last year, we talked to four Art Fair couples about how they met and the best aspects of working together. We learned about the jury selection processes for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original. The proceeds were donated to the four nonprofits that organize Art Fair every year.
Ann Arbor restaurants, bars, cafes announce reopening plans this week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Today, bars and restaurants around Michigan are finally able to reopen after almost three months of either being temporarily closed or solely offering carryout services. While they can only operate at 50% capacity, Ann Arbor businesses have not been deterred from announcing their reopening plans. Through posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, Ann Arbor eateries are letting customers know about dine-in services, contactless menus and reservation possibilities. And its Industry Monday 40% off for hospitality, healthcare workers and first responders on ALL orders all day Monday! Many restaurants and bars in downtown Ann Arbor are also anticipated to extend their dining services into closed streets after June 12 thanks to a recent resolution passed unanimously by the Ann Arbor City Council.
Broken Branch Breakdown takes over stage in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - On July 20, escape the crowds of Art Fair in downtown Ann Arbor and head over to the Broken Branch Breakdown on Plymouth Road. The Broken Branch Breakdown is also collecting donations for Food Gatherers so attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or cash to donate. For more details, visit the Broken Branch Breakdown Facebook page. The Broken Branch Breakdown will start at noon on July 20. Photo | Broken Branch Breakdown Facebook pageAll About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.