What to See at the 2019 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

May 9th, 2019 by

overhead view of art supplies and painting

With the Ann Arbor Art Street Fair just a couple of months away and running from July 18 to July 21, Ypsilanti and Dexter residents can’t wait for what this year’s festivity has in store. As keeping the event’s tradition of highlighting the appreciation for contemporary artists as well as fostering new connections, there will be plenty of great booths with talented local artists selling amazing work and producing one-of-a-kind pieces. So if you’re excited about exploring your creative side this summer, we’ve compiled some of the best things to do at this year’s fair!

Art Activity Zones and Art Demo Zones

These unique sections of this year’s fair allow visitors to act as both the audience and the artist. If you venture over to the Art Demo Zone you can get a firsthand look at how these local talents create their work. You’ll learn and watch step-by-step processes from woodworkers, painter, sculptors, photographers, printers, and ceramics experts. And, when you’re ready to give a try yourself, you can head over to the Art Activity Zone where you and your family and friends can create fun art pieces to take home and display your artistic side for all to see.

Fountain Stage

Music can often be a major influence on artists and vice versa. So, if you’re someone who not only likes to enjoy artistic sights but also sounds, then be sure to stop by the Fountain Stage where there will be plenty of local musical acts to keep you entertained and inspired by all the art around you. You’ll hear everything from classical music and jazz to modern music that’s sure to keep your foot tapping.

Street Painting and Street Performers

Some of the best art is done right on the street and you’ll have the opportunity to see a specially selected artist take on a large-scale art piece in real time. As you make your way around the fair you can get a glimpse at their process as the painting takes shape. And, be sure to interact with the many funny and memorable street performers you’ll see inhabiting the fair.

Youth Art Fair

The Youth Art Fair enables kids in the Saline area who are interested in art, the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from industry professionals. Here, they can learn about their craft as well as create their own piece that they can then sell or present to a jury. Those interested in a career in the arts will surely how the industry works and how you can find your unique voice.

Are You Ready for the Ann Arbor Art Street Fair?

We can’t wait until the Ann Arbor Art Street Fair and checking out some of the great local artwork. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions about this year’s festival! And, why not check out some of the best breweries near Ann Arbor, MI.

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