Lakeshore Art Festival hosting nearly 300 exhibitors, chalk artist David Zinn this weekend
MUSKEGON, MI - Arts and crafts lovers looking for something fun to do this weekend need look no further than the Lakeshore Festival of Arts in downtown Muskegon. The festival will feature nearly 300 fine art and craft exhibitors and host international street artist David Zinn, known for his chalk art. “David Zinn is known for his unique perspective on seeing art in the most unusual places,” Lakeshore Art Festival Director Carla Flanders said in a news release. One piece will be “a permanent art piece that will add to the already vibrant public art collection that Downtown Muskegon has to offer,” the release said. Juried Fine Art: 100 exhibitors in Hackley ParkCraft & Artisan Food: 160 exhibitors on 4th Street and Western Avenue.mlive.com
Whimsical chalk artist at Muskegon Lakeshore Art Fest adding permanent piece
MUSKEGON, MI – Sidewalk chalk art will be elevated at this year’s Lakeshore Art Festival, with a well-known street artist and everyone else invited to add their marks. The art festival, which features fine art as well as crafty art, will be June 25-26 in downtown Muskegon. While his art typically is temporary, Zinn will create one permanent piece that will add to the numerous commissioned pieces in and around downtown Muskegon. Zinn will drop his characters throughout downtown, inviting art festival visitors to hunt them down, scavenger style. The art festival will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26.mlive.com
Ann Arbor cyclists invited to Bikeapalooza event promising family-friendly fun
ANN ARBOR, MI — Not to be confused with Lollapalooza, the annual music festival in Chicago, a new bicycle festival called Bikeapalooza is coming to downtown Ann Arbor. The free, family-friendly event will feature activities in the parking lot and four education stations along the bikeway. The DDA has installed two-way protected bikeways on three downtown streets in the last few years, starting with William Street, followed by First and Division streets. City officials also are making plans to extend the Division Street bikeway near the University of Michigan campus and add a two-way protected bikeway on part of State Street from Hoover Avenue to Granger Avenue in 2023. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Ann Arbor OKs deal to move forward with $9M State Street redesign3-story addition proposed for historic building on Ann Arbor’s Main StreetAnn Arbor OKs street closures for YMCA block party, Fourth of July eventsAnn Arbor councilwoman remembers when abortion was illegal in MichiganAnn Arbor OKs plan for 5-story development in Kerrytown districtmlive.com
Ann Arbor’s favorite chalk artist explores art abroad and close to home in fifth book
ANN ARBOR, MI --Two types of chalk art appear in David Zinn’s newest book -- those that pop up in the far-flung corners of the world and those sketched within walking distance of his Ann Arbor home. It may be happenstance that Zinn’s fifth and latest book, “Chance Encounters: Temporary Street Art by David Zinn,” has juxtaposed worldly travel and COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. But Zinn, who is best known for his chalk art in and around Ann Arbor, maintains that it makes his upcoming work “an interesting collection.”mlive.com
Ann Arbor Public Art Commission names winners of Golden Paintbrush Awards
ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission has named its four winners of the 2021 Golden Paintbrush Awards. “It’s really exciting to be able to bring this award back and illustrate the value of public art during such a pivotal time,” said Sarah Fuller, vice chair of Ann Arbor Public Art Commission. The Public Art Commission hopes to continue the Golden Paintbrush Awards every year moving forward, she added. The Public Art Commission is inviting residents of Ann Arbor to vote for their favorite work of art of the four winners. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Humane Society invites experts to make case against resuming Ann Arbor deer cullYpsilanti residents can now keep ducks.mlive.com
Missed David Zinn’s scavenger hunt? Find the clues (and answers) here
If you did not have the chance to find all of local artist David Zinn’s hidden chalk drawings, never fear. Local chalk artist Zinn partnered with Lake Michigan Credit Union and the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair to create a three-piece scavenger hunt installation around the fair. Read the hint provided by Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, use your cursor to highlight the answer — written in white on the line below — to discover the location of the piece. The piece:A chalk perspective drawing - the subject of a three-day scavenger hunt - is drawn on a column near Art Fair 2021 in Ann Arbor on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The piece:A chalk drawing by artist David Zinn for a scavenger hunt at Ann Arbor Art Fair 2021 in Ann Arbor on Saturday, July 17, 2021.Alyte Katilius | The Ann Arbor NewsPiece 3:Hint:“There once was a PRICKLY Italian man who MAINly ate PEARS.”Answer:mlive.com
Embattled woman defends marijuana plants; Art Fair begins: Ann Arbor headlines July 10-15
ANN ARBOR, MI – A 79-year-old woman told she had too many medical marijuana plants is fighting for her right to keep them. 79-year-old woman argues 55 marijuana plants are for personal useJudith Pontius is now arguing that she needs her 55 marijuana plants for personal use. Man killed in Ann Arbor apartment while holding family hostage with AK-47, police sayA man visiting a family member in Ann Arbor was fatally shot during an apparent psychotic episode while on drugs, police say. Artist David Zinn plans chalk drawing scavenger hunt at Ann Arbor Art FairKeen eyes will spot more than just the booths and crowds at this weekend’s Ann Arbor Art Fair — they may just spot some colorful characters. Local chalk artist David Zinn has paired with the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, one of the three separate fairs that participates in the Art Fair, to host a scavenger hunt.mlive.com
Police seek public’s help finding missing, endangered man, 69
KENT COUNTY, MI – Sheriff’s deputies are asking for help in finding a missing, endangered man. David Cook, 69, was last seen around 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, as he left the 7500 block of Burlingame Avenue SW in Byron Township to run errands. He was driving his his 2001 silver Dodge Dakota, Kent County sheriff’s deputies said. He was described as a white male, 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, with long brown hair and a gray beard. Read more:Artist David Zinn plans chalk drawing scavenger hunt at Ann Arbor Art FairBlues on the Grand coming to downtown Grand RapidsCommunity organization seeking nominations of Latina women to name downtown alleyway aftermlive.com
Artist David Zinn plans chalk drawing scavenger hunt at Ann Arbor Art Fair
ANN ARBOR , MI -- Keen eyes will spot more than just the booths and crowds at this weekend’s Ann Arbor Art Fair — they may just spot some colorful characters. Local chalk artist David Zinn has paired with the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, one of the three separate fairs that participates in the Art Fair, to host a scavenger hunt. Clues will be released on social media, including Zinn’s account, the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair’s account and the Ann Arbor Art Fair account. Zinn’s work can be found within the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, hosted by the Ann Arbor Guild of Artists & Artisans. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:Here’s what’s different about Ann Arbor’s Art Fair this yearWhere to park and how to get around 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair (with map)Ann Arbor Art Fair ceramics artist uses lace designs, ancient techniquesAnn Arbor officials promise downtown road construction won’t interfere with Art Fairmlive.com
Ann Arbor’s Blank Slate Creamery open for season
ANN ARBOR – Sure signs of spring in town include an increase in doodles from chalk artist David Zinn, cyclists on Huron River Drive, tulips sprouting from the ground and, of course, the opening of Blank Slate Creamery for the season. Blank Slate opened its walk-up window on Wednesday serving up scoops of its handcrafted ice cream, sundaes, floats, baked goods and more. New flavors include Chocolate Covered Strawberry and Brandy Old Fashioned -- a creamy brandy base with orange, bitters and maraschino cherries blended throughout. 🥳 come enjoy this beautiful weather and get some deliciously creamy ice cream! To place an order and see everything Blank Slate has to offer, click here.
2020: A year in review in Ann Arbor
💕 Operation Face Shield Ann Arbor was launched by a nurse who saw a need for face shields in hospitals, clinics and local businesses. ✊ Local residents demonstrated on Juneteenth in downtown Ann Arbor to mark the holiday and march against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. 🆘 Downtown Ann Arbor business owners spoke to us candidly about what the pandemic has done to their establishments ahead of an underwhelming holiday season. Know someone who loves Ann Arbor? All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
These Ann Arbor Summer Festival #a2chalkday submissions will make you smile
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival recently released a fresh new round of programming, which included Sundays #a2chalkday. We've partnered with @davidzinn_art and the @AASummerFest to provide prizes for the best chalk art done across Ann Arbor today. More info: https://t.co/evlpb33oiC pic.twitter.com/Ku6rHI9GRF Ann Arbor District Library (@aadl) June 14, 2020 Like what youre reading? @aadl pic.twitter.com/LHRWxVqwSS Meg Hixon (@MegDaLibrarian) June 13, 2020We miss Top of the Park but still love Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Part of the A2District Library Summer Game 2020 #a2chalkday @AASummerFest @aadl pic.twitter.com/v54usaOZS1 Kathleen M. Wright (@kidpeoplewrite) June 15, 2020#A2CHALKDAY!
Ann Arbor Summer Festival announces five new programs
ANN ARBOR While the Ann Arbor Summer Festival has canceled its traditional indoor events and outdoor Top of the Park, it is adapting to the times and announced Friday new programming for the local community to enjoy. Music Hikes & Story WalksTop Music Hikes & Story Walks is presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Librarys Summer Game. The activity geo-tags music and audio stories to trails around Ann Arbor. At the end of the month, a fictionalized story set in downtown Ann Arbor featuring shops and landmarks will be available to audiences. As part of its Summer Game, the Ann Arbor District Library will select winners.