Add these summer festivals to your calendar
One of the biggest things about the summer is the summer festivals, and there are a bunch you can look forward to this year including a new one where you can get your fill of tacos. We spoke to Jon Witz, the Event Producer of many of the biggest festivals happening in Metro Detroit.
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.
Ann Arbor Film Festival to start paying filmmakers who show work at competitions
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Filmmakers showing their films at this year’s 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival can now expect to be paid for their art. On Tuesday, the film festival organization announced it will begin paying artists to show their films at competitions, starting with its upcoming festival in March. “Artists pour money, time, energy, heart, and soul into their work, and are usually the last to see compensation. Here’s hoping my contribution spurs others to join this movement, recognizing and rewarding the work of artists who enhance our lives in immeasurable ways.”The 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival will run from March 23-28, 2021. The festival was founded in 1963 and has since become the oldest independent and avant-garde film festival in North America.
The Beats Go On -- Arts, Beats & Eats reinvented for the pandemic
ROYAL OAK, Mich. An annual Labor Day tradition for so many in Metro Detroit has been reinvented for the pandemic. Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak was cancelled, but there is still a way to support the talented people that participate in the event with The Beats Go On.Technology helps some of it go virtual and the rest of it is in-person, by reservation Labor Day weekend. Food trucks will be cruising and popping up in Oakland County neighborhoods for Eats on your Streets.Festival goers can still enjoy the beats with live music by computer, or in-person. Limited tickets are available online for drive-in concerts in Royal Oak, right off Main Street between Sixth and Seventh streets all holiday weekend from Friday through Monday. More detailed information can be found on the Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats website here.
Musicians struggling through pandemic get chance to perform at reinvented Arts, Beats & Eats festival
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. The Arts, Beats and Eats Festival in Royal Oak may have been canceled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but organizers are still working to help local artists. A Go Fund Me campaign has launched to support musicians, with Oakland County planning to match every dollar raised. But you cant take t-shirts back, cant take CDs back, so were kind of tied up, said Pauly Brady with Stone Clover Band. The Stone Clover Band will be performing and raising money to help out with costs and bills that have been piling up. Theyre also doing art shows by appointment and sending food trucks into Oakland County neighborhoods.
The Beat Goes On this Labor Day
Singers across the area are coming together this Labor Day weekend to make sure The Beat Goes On. That is the title of the event that is taking place of the Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats and Eats this year. The Beat Goes On will also support musicians who have been hit hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are links where people can donate to musicians, like King, who dont have work right now due to the pandemic. Watch the video above to learn all the details about The Beat Goes On.
Metro Detroit weather: Partly cloudy, cool Sunday night
DETROIT Welcome to the last Sunday night of August 2020, Motown. Most of the week will be warm with rain arriving in the middle of it. Sunday night will be partly cloudy and cool. Wednesday and Thursday will be warm with partly sunny skies and scattered showers and storms. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- its easily one of the best in the nation.
The Beat Goes On -- New way to help artists after Arts, Beats & Eats cancellation
ROYAL OAK, Mich. An annual Labor Day tradition for so many in Metro Detroit has been reinvented for the pandemic. Limited tickets are available online for drive-in concerts in Royal Oak, right off Main Street between Sixth and Seventh streets all holiday weekend from Friday through Monday. With donations and ticket sales, this years Arts, Beats & Eats goes a long way to get musical artists back on their feet. You can come to Arts, Beats & Eats or it can come to you -- just stay tuned and stay connected. More detailed information can be found on the Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats website here.
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.