Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 6pm
The 45th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is one of four official partner fairs that comprise the award-winning and highly-respected Ann Arbor Art Fair. More than 500,000 people attend the event each year. The 45th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is a juried, fine art event featuring the members of the Guild of Artists & Artisans. It is located in the heart of Ann Arbor stretching from its charming downtown to the campus of the University of Michigan. The Summer Art Fair has 375 exhibiting artist booths, art demonstrations and features special guests including the Carr Center Artist-in-Training program and the Gallery U Boutique, an art therapy and vocational training program from Therapeutic Rehab/Universal Institute. And, not to be missed, the Cooling Misting Station presented by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions located on State Street at South University.
Featured Artist Katie Hofacker
Our 2015 featured artist is Katie Hofacker, booth D 375. She uses resin, gel gloss, photo transfers, and acrylic paint help her create images that seem like a throwback to an age before Photoshop, at a time when photographers might have been experimenting with photo manipulation by hand. Make sure to stop by her booth and see all of her wonderful work.
Two locations: Pioneer High School and Briarwood Mall
Round-trip $3; one-way $1.50
Students & Fare Deal cardholders, One-way $.75
Senior/ADA cardholders ride free
Shuttle stops: Main Street at William and State St. at Madison (see map for stops/routes)
Buses return to both parking locations from either shuttle bus stop
Trinity Westside & Northside Art Fair Park & Ride Shuttles
Westside: Maple Village (155 N. Maple Rd. 48103) Shuttle stops: Washington at Main and at State
Northside: Huron High School (2727 Fuller Rd 48105) Shuttle Stops: Washington at Fletcher and Forest at S. University (see map for stops)
Each year, the University of Michigan Home Care Services provides complimentary wheelchairs to patrons of the Ann Arbor Art Fair. For more information or to reserve a wheelchair call 734.975.6800. There are three wheelchair booths on site; wheelchairs can be picked up at one location and returned to any of the locations. Locations include: State Street at Madison, Main Street at William and near the Michigan League.
If you are interested in volunteering during the fair, please fill out an online volunteer form. You can also contact Nicole McKay at (734) 662-3382 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a number of volunteer positions available including staffing the information booth, artist hospitality and the wheelchair booth*. All volunteers receive an Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair T-shirt with our sincere thanks! * Each year, the University of Michigan Home Care Services provides complimentary wheelchairs to patrons of the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Volunteers staff Home Care Services’ three conveniently located booths within the art fair area. The role of the volunteer is to assist patrons in choosing appropriately-sized wheelchairs, sign out wheelchairs by recording patrons’ contact information and balance the wheelchair inventory across the three tents. Additionally, volunteers provide maps containing wheelchair tent locations and offer basic directions to those locations. Previous experience with wheelchairs is not necessary. Home Care Services is proud to provide this complimentary service to patrons of the Ann Arbor Art Fair and to the City of Ann Arbor.
Purchase your official 45th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair souvenirs at two locations. Souvenir booths are located on the corner of Main and Liberty Streets and on the corner of State and S. University Streets. We have a variety of T-shirts, a great, all purpose bag and the official 2014 poster! T-shirts include a silver crew neck, a pink v-neck and more!!
Demos occur throughout fair hours. Stop by and watch how the artists create their fabulous artwork!
Alice Scott, jewelry, booth D265
Becky Crane, MM2D, booth C037
Carol Cline, ceramics, booth C042
Coco Paniora Salinas, jewelry, booth C070
Char Russell, fiber, booth C121
SangMan Kim, painting, booth C130
Cooling Misting Station Presented by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Located on State Street at South University – Kalahari Resorts and Conventions presents a cooling misting station highlighting amazing water features found in Africa and translated at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Centers in Sandusky. Stop by, cool down and view the beautiful display.
Carr Center – Young Artists-in-Training Program presented by the Bank of Ann Arbor Visit the Carr Center’s State Street Booth for a look at the prized work of the student artists in their Young Artists-in-Training Program. In this class, the students ‘live’ the life of an artist by exploring and pushing the limits of their creativity. The core of the program is five weeks of individualized instruction in the visual arts. It includes strengthening art skills and critiquing the work of peers. Students also learn about the practical business side of art – how to present works, sign, edition, and the ‘art’ of the sale. The Carr Center promotes, preserves and develops African and African American culture within our multi-cultural community.
Gallery U Boutique – Art Therapy and Vocational Training Program presented by Trinity Gallery U Boutique is a component of Therapeutic Rehab/Universal Institute, offering the highest evolution of community-based rehabilitation and job training to individuals with acquired brain injuries. Gallery U and Boutique is a vocational training program for people with disabilities designed to help them return to the work force. Gallery U Boutique a thriving retail space in downtown Royal Oak. Come see unique furniture pieces, jewelry, ceramics, and various artwork made with care and skill by our talented artists and clients, now in booth C500!
The 45th Annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair includes two locations. The campus section (booths C1 – C153 and C500 – C525) is on State Street from South University to William. The downtown section (booths D154– D375) is on Main Street from William to Huron and Liberty Street from Ashley to Fifth Avenue.