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.
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.