MAY 27, 2021 – The Fair is BACK ON!

It is with great excitement and after serious consideration, the directors of the: Ann Arbor Street Fair, The Original; the Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair; and the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair – the three fairs that comprise the Ann Arbor Art Fair – jointly announce the decision to move forward with producing this year’s 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair.

In light of the recent announcement lifting the restrictions on outdoor events, the Fair Directors met with city officials, and the local health department and decided that a safe and successful event could be achieved after all. This year’s event will be three days rather than its originally planned four, running Thursday July 15 – Saturday July 17. Given the timing of this decision and with more limited resources, the directors felt it best to limit the event to three days and not have the show on Sunday.

Additionally this year’s event will include more space between booths to allow for social distancing, masks will be encouraged, and hand sanitizing stations will be throughout the fair. Fair staff will also continue working closely with the health department to ensure the safety of the artists, fairgoers, staff, and everyone involved.

Click here to read the full press release.

Important Announcement!

Click here to read the full letter from The Guild’s Executive Director, Karen Delhey.

The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is one of three official partner fairs that comprise the award-winning and highly respected Ann Arbor Art Fair. Roughly 400,000 people attend the event each year. The Summer Art Fair stretches from Ann Arbor’s charming downtown to the campus of the University of Michigan. Specifically it is located on Main Street in the heart of Ann Arbor, portions of Liberty and State Streets, and (added in 2021 **ADDITIONAL LOCATION **) S. University from State St. to E. University, and on E. University to Willard [sections formally known as the Ann Arbor’s South University Fair].
The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is run by The Guild of Artists & Artisans, a non-profit Artist Membership Organization whose mission is to provide marketing opportunities to artists. It is the only show run by and for the artists.