Sip cocktails and shop for art at Ann Arbor’s 2nd-annual Artoberfest
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor art lovers will have the chance to sip cocktails and shop for pieces at the second-annual Artoberfest in early October. The A2 Artoberfest Fine Art Fair, hosted by The Guild of Artists and Artisans, takes place Oct. 8-9 in downtown Ann Arbor and will feature a variety of art, live entertainment, food vendors and craft cocktails from local makers. The fair includes roughly 100 juried artists across a range of mediums, including jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography and fibers. Artists include Ann Arbor printmaker Jesse Richard and Ypsilanti jeweler Kristin Perkins. The A2 Artoberfest Fine Art Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.mlive.com
Downtown Ann Arbor businesses, museums close for snowstorm
ANN ARBOR, MI -- As snow pelted Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County on Wednesday, multiple downtown businesses were closed, citing bad roads and the inclement weather. Ann Arbor Art CenterAnn Arbor Art Center, 117 West Liberty Street, announced it will be closed on Feb. 2. Le Bon MacaronLe Bon Macaron, 209 South Fourth Ave., announced on social media that its Ann Arbor location is closed due to the storm. Its Ann Arbor location is at 216 South Main Street, while its Saline locations are 106 West Michigan Ave. and 101 South Ann Arbor Street. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:Winter wonderland photos: February snow storm wallops MichiganSnowstorm update for Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Thumb: Snowfall forecast looked at closely‘There simply is no replacing Bane’.mlive.com
Gutman Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor to kick off newest exhibition Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Guild of Artists & Artisans will be launching its newest all media exhibition, “ANYTHING GOES,” in the Gutman Gallery on Friday. Throughout the open house-style reception, Guild staff will appear on the live feed to discuss the exhibition and to give virtual viewers a tour of the gallery. "Chryslais" by Robin Speth. For more information about the exhibition, upcoming events, scheduling curbside pickup or to shop virtually with gallery staff, visit www.shopgutmangallery.com. AdThe Gutman Gallery is at 118 N. Fourth Ave.
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.
4 gifts ideas for things you can only get in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s that time of year when families and friends are shopping for their loved ones (and their 2020 pod). This year, shoppers are looking for gifts that are comforting, come from the heart and support local businesses. Here are 4 Ann Arbor gift ideas:FOR THE COFFEE FIENDAnn Arbor has become synonymous with locally-owned and operated coffee shops, many of which use their own roasts. Take a look at festive tiles from Motawi Tileworks, ceramics and mixed media sculptures from the Gutman Gallery or paintings and prints from the Ann Arbor Art Center. Order specialty canned cocktails from The Last Word, Michigan-made whiskey from Ann Arbor Distilling Company, craft beer from HOMES or four-packs of mead from Bløm Meadworks.
Voting in Ann Arbor; local eateries, sports team hit with COVID-19 cases; got Halloween plans?
Luckily, there are seven of them in Ann Arbor. (A4)🏒 Meanwhile, an Ann Arbor youth hockey team is in quarantine after six members tested positive for the virus. The Ann Arbor Art Center has announced virtual art camps during AAPS' fall and winter breaks. Know someone who loves Ann Arbor? All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Ann Arbor’s Gutman Gallery announces first annual Holiday Artist Market
ANN ARBOR – The Guild of Artists & Artisans will be holding its first-ever Holiday Artist Market in its downtown Gutman Gallery from Nov. 4 to December 23. From Black Friday through Christmas Eve, the gallery will have extended holiday hours in its festive, warm space. The Gutman Gallery will also be participating in both downtown Ann Arbor’s Midnight Madness and Kerrytown Market’s Festive Fridays. On Fridays and Saturdays, The Guild will feature Artist Trunk Shows in the gallery. Gallery hoursNovember hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Extended Holiday Hours (Nov. 27-Dec. 22): Tuesday-Thursday 11a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 11a.m.-7 p.m.Gutman Gallery is at 118 N. Fourth Ave.For more information, visit www.shopgutmangallery.com.
Ann Arbor’s Gutman Gallery to launch pop culture art exhibition Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Guild of Artists & Artisans has announced its October art exhibition at the Gutman Gallery will kick off on Friday. a pop culture art exhibition will run from Oct. 2-24. Featuring 11 artists' work, the exhibition centers on iconic pop culture themes from the past and present. Hand sanitizer, provided by Gutman Gallery partner, Mammoth Distilling is accessible at the entrance/exit, and in the gallery.”✉ Like what you’re reading? Additionally, on Saturdays the Gutman Gallery hosts artists for outdoor Pop-Up Shops in order for patrons and artists to connect safely.
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.
Gutman Gallery to reopen Wednesday featuring Ann Arbor Art Fair artists
ANN ARBOR, Mich. On Wednesday, the Gutman Gallery on Fourth Avenue will reopen after closing its doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening comes a few weeks before the Ann Arbor Art Fair was scheduled to take place prior to its cancelation in May. Operated by The Guild of Artists & Artisans, the Gutman Gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Wallace added that the 38 artists featured in the gallery were juried selected for The Guilds portion of the Ann Arbor Summer Art fair, one of four simultaneous art fairs known collectively as Ann Arbor Art Fair. The Gutman Gallery originally opened in February but was forced to close its physical space during the COVID-19 pandemic.