Birmingham Street Art Fair

September 16-17, 2017

Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

common groundCommon Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair celebrates its 42nd anniversary in 2016.  The fair returns to South Old Woodward, the celebrated gateway to downtown Birmingham.  Unique shopping and fabulous restaurants line the street, drawing residents from throughout Oakland County and beyond. More than 140 juried-selected artists will be featured in this elegant setting; more than 80,000 fairgoers attend annually.

Common Ground, Crain’s 2014 Best Managed Nonprofit, is pleased to continue its presenting partnership with The Guild of Artists & Artisans. This collaboration helps Common Ground maintain its status as an important regional resource helping youths, adults and families in crisis while ensuring the continuation of this highly-respected fine art fair. The Guild of Artists & Artisans is a non-profit, membership association of independent artists best known for its award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

Artist Booth Origin Media  
Aaron Rayburn 061 Waterford, MI Jewelry Aaron Rayburn's work in Jewelry
Alexa and Peter Smarsh 041 Key Largo, FL Jewelry Alexa and Peter Smarsh's work in Jewelry
Amos Amit 053 Los Angeles, CA Fiber Amos Amit's work in Fiber
Amy Beeler 157 Oregon, OH Jewelry Amy Beeler's work in Jewelry
Amy Ferguson 146 White Lake, MI Drawing Amy Ferguson's work in Drawing
Amy and Mark Thompson 074 Englewood, OH Mixed Media 2D/3D Amy and Mark Thompson's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Andrea Anderson 038 Farmington Hills, MI Fiber Andrea Anderson's work in Fiber
Andrew Otis 018 East Jordan, MI Clay Andrew Otis's work in Clay
Anita Spencer 036 Lapeer, MI Jewelry Anita Spencer's work in Jewelry
Ann Marie Fischer 096 Farmington Hills, MI Mixed Media 2D/3D Ann Marie Fischer's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Anne Havel 135 Pawlet, VT Jewelry Anne Havel's work in Jewelry
Annette Poitau 033 Oberlin, OH Painting Annette Poitau's work in Painting
Antoni Kozlowski 100 Shelby Twp., MI Jewelry Antoni Kozlowski's work in Jewelry
Beth North 013 Birmingham, MI Jewelry Beth North's work in Jewelry
Bob Daily 149 Rochester Hills, MI Wood Bob Daily's work in Wood
Bob McPhereson and Ron Schmidt 115 Huntington Woods, MI Metals Bob McPhereson and Ron Schmidt's work in Metals
Carol Clay 133 Greensboro, NC Fiber Carol Clay's work in Fiber
Carole Berhorst 137 Bloomfield Hills, MI Clay Carole Berhorst's work in Clay
Cathy and Dave Davis 077 Trenton, MI Jewelry Cathy and Dave Davis's work in Jewelry
Chandra Jennings 017 Grand Haven, MI Mixed Media 2D/3D Chandra Jennings's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Christopher Farah 101 Royal Oak, MI Photography Christopher Farah's work in Photography
Cynthia Mann 138 Brighton, MI Jewelry Cynthia Mann's work in Jewelry
David Ellison 027 St. Claire Shores, MI Clay David Ellison's work in Clay
David Lewis 058/059 Kalamazoo, MI Wood David Lewis's work in Wood
David McAlpine 060 Ann Arbor, MI Clay David McAlpine's work in Clay
David Smallcombe 055 Kalamazoo, MI Jewelry David Smallcombe's work in Jewelry
David and Pamela Berari 045 Ortonville, MI Sculpture David and Pamela Berari's work in Sculpture
Denise and Norman Kleiner 109 Otisville, MI Clay Denise and Norman Kleiner's work in Clay
Dennis Dodson 132 Oxford, MI Painting Dennis Dodson's work in Painting
Diane Marksz 019 Davie, FL Jewelry Diane Marksz's work in Jewelry
Dinah Morrison 073 Battle Creek, MI Fiber Dinah Morrison's work in Fiber
Drew Hine 094 Pittsburgh, PA Glass Drew Hine's work in Glass
Elaine Yang 088 Dublin, OH Fiber Elaine Yang's work in Fiber
Gayle Herrli 124 Indianapolis, IN Clay Gayle Herrli's work in Clay
Gino Toreli 122 Ortonville, MI Metals Gino Toreli's work in Metals
Helen Springer 147 Milford, MI Baskets Helen Springer's work in Baskets
Humberto Hernandez 031 Flat Rock, MI Jewelry Humberto Hernandez's work in Jewelry
Jack Pine 081 Columbus, OH Glass Jack Pine's work in Glass
James Durow 028 Marine City, MI Wood James Durow's work in Wood
James Parker 008 Rochester Hills, MI Photography James Parker's work in Photography
Jan Kaulins 143/144 Manitou Beach, MI Photography Jan Kaulins's work in Photography
Jane Merrills 044 Mason, MI Jewelry Jane Merrills's work in Jewelry
Janice Moore 133/134 Bryan, OH Glass Janice Moore's work in Glass
Jay Johnson 105 Franklin, OH Photography Jay Johnson's work in Photography
Jennifer Pottner 110 Mason, OH Jewelry Jennifer Pottner's work in Jewelry
Jeremy Kuivanen 140 Milford, MI Wood Jeremy Kuivanen's work in Wood
Jill Santa Rossa 009 Munith, MI Clay Jill Santa Rossa's work in Clay
Joe Cilluffo 042 Algonac, MI Drawing Joe Cilluffo's work in Drawing
John Boyett 117 North Canton, OH Glass John Boyett's work in Glass
John Kamerer 021 Gettysburg, PA Photography John Kamerer's work in Photography
John Krieger 175 Midland, MI Sculpture John Krieger's work in Sculpture
John Schirmer 026 Fairfield, IA Printmaking/Paper John Schirmer's work in Printmaking/Paper
Joseph Aldini 097 Rochester Hills, MI Photography Joseph Aldini's work in Photography
Joseph Ferris 170 Boca Raton, FL Metals Joseph Ferris's work in Metals
Kandy Myny 072 Shelby Twp., MI Mixed Media 2D/3D Kandy Myny's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Karl Feng 055 Cincinnati, OH Painting Karl Feng's work in Painting
Kathleen Robinson Young 118 Detroit, MI Jewelry Kathleen Robinson Young's work in Jewelry
Kathy Sheldon 057 Wyoming, MI Mixed Media 2D/3D Kathy Sheldon's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Katie Chichester Mester 160 Claire, MI Painting Katie Chichester Mester's work in Painting
Katie Hofacker 166 Powell, OH Mixed Media 2D/3D Katie Hofacker's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Kevin Barton 014 Harbor Springs, MI Painting Kevin Barton's work in Painting
Kevin Liang 030 Brooklyn, NY Painting Kevin Liang's work in Painting
Kim Arden 170 Temperance, MI Jewelry Kim Arden's work in Jewelry
Laurel Karnecki 104 Mishawaka, IN Jewelry Laurel Karnecki's work in Jewelry
Lea Alboher 120 Sonoma, CA Digital Art Lea Alboher's work in Digital Art
Leah Dziewit 139 Maple City, MI Fiber Leah Dziewit's work in Fiber
Leon Ruiz 108 Dos Palos, CA Painting Leon Ruiz's work in Painting
Lisa Williams 171 Chicago, IL Jewelry Lisa Williams's work in Jewelry
Lisse Williams 142 Manchester, MI Painting Lisse Williams's work in Painting
Lynn and Stephen Cebula 075 Palm Harbor, FL Mixed Media 2D/3D Lynn and Stephen Cebula's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Mark Matthews 119 Port St. Lucie, FL Metals Mark Matthews's work in Metals
Megan Austin 150 Canton, GA Jewelry Megan Austin's work in Jewelry
Michele Lundgren 136 Detroit, MI Photography Michele Lundgren's work in Photography
Michele Sapp 123 Farmington Hills, MI Fiber Michele Sapp's work in Fiber
Mike Guyot 012 Strongsville, OH Drawing Mike Guyot's work in Drawing
Nancy Cooper 004 Belleville, MI Jewelry Nancy Cooper's work in Jewelry
Nancy Minter 010 Chagrin Falls, OH Painting Nancy Minter's work in Painting
Neil Cluck 098 Tulsa, OK Mixed Media 2D/3D Neil Cluck's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Nels Johnson 068 Ybor City, FL Photography Nels Johnson's work in Photography
Orna and Ami Amrani 161 Tamarac, FL Mixed Media 2D/3D Orna and Ami Amrani's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Paddy and Greg Skwira 043 Royal Oak, MI Clay Paddy and Greg Skwira's work in Clay
Pam O'Hara 035 Dexter, MI Clay Pam O'Hara's work in Clay
Pamela England 078 Lake Park, FL Leather Pamela England's work in Leather
Patricia Zabreski Venaleck 176 Macomb, MI Jewelry Patricia Zabreski Venaleck's work in Jewelry
Patti West-Martino 121 Chesterfield, MI Jewelry Patti West-Martino's work in Jewelry
Paul Christopher James 156 Chelsea, MI Photography Paul Christopher James's work in Photography
Paul Fletcher 151 Westlake, OH Painting Paul Fletcher's work in Painting
Paul McWain 011 Auburn Hills, MI Photography Paul McWain's work in Photography
Paul Wood 015 Troy, MI Photography Paul Wood's work in Photography
Paula Mae Green 006 Pompano Beach, FL Fiber Paula Mae Green's work in Fiber
Paula and Charlie Shoulders 162 Brighton, MI Glass Paula and Charlie Shoulders's work in Glass
Paulette Domzal 116 Frankfort, IL Painting Paulette Domzal's work in Painting
Phil Dimmer 062 White Lake, MI Painting Phil Dimmer's work in Painting
Philip Borkowski 001 Ann Arbor, MI Mixed Media 2D/3D Philip Borkowski's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Randy Kuntz 002 Holland, OH glass Randy Kuntz's work in glass
Reza Pishgahi and Lois Hatter 067 Bloomington, IN Sculpture Reza Pishgahi and Lois Hatter's work in Sculpture
Robert Hasenfratz 148 Toledo, OH Photography Robert Hasenfratz's work in Photography
Robert Nilsson 131 Pensacola, FL Jewelry Robert Nilsson's work in Jewelry
Ron Nolan 172 Roscommon, MI Wood Ron Nolan's work in Wood
Ryan and Kaitlyn Lawless 163 Detroit, MI Clay Ryan and Kaitlyn Lawless's work in Clay
Sam Hitchman 102 Cincinnati, OH Clay Sam Hitchman's work in Clay
Sara Beck and Craig Roderick 039 Jasper, AL Photgraphy Sara Beck and Craig Roderick's work in Photgraphy
Sarah and Thomas Gelsanliter 159 Milan, MI Clay Sarah and Thomas Gelsanliter's work in Clay
Scott Hartley 046 Ann Arbor, MI Painting Scott Hartley's work in Painting
Scott and Victoria LaCosse 103 Sanford, MI Metals Scott and Victoria LaCosse's work in Metals
Simon Tarasiewicz 032 Birch Run, MI Wood Simon Tarasiewicz's work in Wood
Skeeter Aschinger 029 Pompano Beach, FL Mixed Media 2D/3D Skeeter Aschinger's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Sooney Kadouh 174 Royal Oak, MI Photography Sooney Kadouh's work in Photography
Stephen Wilson 005 Warren, MI Wood Stephen Wilson's work in Wood
Steve Rohr 164 West Bloomfield, MI Wood Steve Rohr's work in Wood
Steven Wirtz 169 Mattoon, WI Mixed Media 2D/3D Steven Wirtz's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
Ted July 037 Otisville, MI Wood Ted July's work in Wood
Todd Marsee 007 Ann Arbor, MI Painting Todd Marsee's work in Painting
Troy Anderson 040 Cedar Springs, MI Sculpture Troy Anderson's work in Sculpture
Victoria Widman 145 Milford, MI Fiber Victoria Widman's work in Fiber
Vincent Pernicano 034 Boyne Falls, MI Mixed Media 2D/3D Vincent Pernicano's work in Mixed Media 2D/3D
WanChuan Kesler 020 Northville, MI Painting WanChuan Kesler's work in Painting
Wayne Gao and Michelle Chang 056 Rowland Heights, CA Clay Wayne Gao and Michelle Chang's work in Clay
YoungJoo Yoo 016 Coralville, IA Jewelry YoungJoo Yoo's work in Jewelry



Common Ground is a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping people move from crisis to hope.  The Birmingham Street Art Fair is an important fundraiser for the organization.  To learn more visit

The agency’s programs throughout Oakland and Genesee Counties are a lifeline for runaway and homeless youths, families in crisis, victims of crime, people with mental illness and others in critical situations.

Common Ground serves more than 50,000 individuals each year and is supported in part by state and federal grants, contracts, individual and corporate contributions, foundation grants, special events, the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority, Genesee County Community Mental Health and United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Most of its services are free of charge and 93 percent of the funds received go to direct service. Common Ground’s programs and services are divided into three distinct impact areas: Responding to crisis, providing safety and advocacy, and building communities of support.  Here is a sampling of these programs and services:

Resource and Crisis Helpline is available 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Trained staff and volunteers provide over-the-phone crisis intervention counseling, information and referrals.

Victim Assistance Program provides 24-hour access to counselors and advocates for victims of crime, domestic and sexual abuse, and workplace violence.

Crisis Residential Units provide short-term voluntary psychiatric care for adults that includes medical supervision, nursing and discharge planning. These services are designed to support stabilization, reduce symptoms, restore function and prevent additional functional impairment, with the goal of transitioning to a less-restrictive level of care.

The Sanctuary, a free and safe 24-hour shelter, provides 3-week voluntary residential counseling to runaways and youths in crisis between the ages of 10-17, with the goal of reuniting youths with their families.

A Step Forward is a safe and home-like transitional living shelter for homeless youths ages 16-21, who are seeking self-sufficiency. The program provides counseling, job training, career development, educational assistance, financial subsidies and medical assistance for up to 21 months.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group is a bi-monthly free 12-week program available to all surviving family, friends and work colleagues of the person who ended their life through suicide.

Survivors of Homicide Support Group is a bi-monthly free 12-week group available to all surviving family, friends and work colleagues of the homicide victim.

Growth and Healing Support Group provides support for young women ages 14-17 who have been victims of sexual assault and/or abuse.

SaYes Theatre Troupe is a prevention-based theater program comprised of trained Peer Mentors, ages 15-25. The group presents live performances on issues facing children, teens, young adults and families. Topics include peer pressure, bullying, teasing, substance abuse, dating violence, conflict resolution, stress and others.


The Common Ground’s Mosaic Project.  Each square in the mosaic is a separate drawing.  Many of the squares were created at the Birmingham Street Art Fair.  To learn more, visit:

Common Ground’s Mosaic Project Video

Common Ground Mosaic Project 2