Oversight commission calls for limiting police presence at Ann Arbor Art Fair
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor’s police oversight commission is hoping to limit the presence of armed officers at the State Street Art Fair scheduled for July 15-17 downtown. “We would like to hold the State Street Art Fair with unarmed private security and fewer required Ann Arbor police officers on detail,” she told council Monday night, June 7. Police Chief Michael Cox said he’s open to having more discussions with the oversight commission, Art Fair organizers and others to talk about police deployment and to be sure the city isn’t over-policing or under-policing Art Fair, but he maintains police presence helps deter crime. Also, a University of Michigan officer is replacing one of the city officers for the portion on campus, Todoro-Hargreaves said. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Ann Arbor adopts new comprehensive plan to make city streets saferAnn Arbor officials working out spending plan for $24M federal stimulusOversight commission to investigate case where AAPD broke down wrong doorAnn Arbor gives initial OK to high-density zoning to end ‘the era of strip malls’Neighbor promises lawsuit against Ann Arbor for approving $100M housing complexmlive.com
Ann Arbor Art Fair intends to return for 2021 event, organizer says
ANN ARBOR, MI – Organizers of the Ann Arbor Art Fair are now intending to hold the event this year after previously announcing that it would not be possible. The State Street District announced on its website Tuesday that the State Street Art Fair – one of three fairs that make up the Ann Arbor Art Fair – will return from July 15-17. Ann Arbor Art Fair canceled for second-straight year. The event will also be only three days this year compared to the normal four-day event, Delhey said. More information on the State Street Art Fair can be found here.mlive.com
Ann Arbor Art Fairs plan to be back this summer – with a little reorganizing
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs are expected to return in July, with organizers of the Summer Art Fair taking over the South University section. The annual event, which organizers canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, typically includes four fairs: the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original; State Street Art Fair; The Guild’s Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and South University Art Fair. Applications for the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair are available online through Friday, March 19. The Ann Arbor Original Art Fair application deadline passed but the State Street District Fair deadline is Sunday, March 14. United Way to offer $200K grants to Washtenaw County organizations helping underserved communitiesNewsweek names St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Chelsea hospitals among nation’s bestDowntown Ann Arbor music store pursues liquor license for bar, entertainment usemlive.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.
Ann Arbor Art Fair 2019: Here's what you can expect.
The four-day event bills itself as Four art fairs, one event. There is the State Street Art Fair, The Summer Art Fair, The South University Art Fair, and the original Street Art Fair. Tessers, whos been participating in the Art Fair for the past six years, says she keeps coming back the Ann Arbor Art Fair customer base. Parts of the Ann Arbor Art Fair have been around decades with some of the individual arts fair celebrating 50 years and others 60 years. Meredith has a complete guide to the Ann Arbor Art Fair online on All About Ann Arbors website: allaboutannarbor.comThe Art Fair starts Thursday, July 18th and runs through Sunday, July 21st. Check more information about the Ann Arbor Art Fair here.