2017 Ann Arbor Art Fair Official Guide



In Ann Arbor, during four special

days each July, it is art that draws

more than 400,000 visitors to our


Since its modest beginnings as a

small art show more than 50 years

ago, the Ann Arbor Art Fair has

become not only one of Ann Arbor’s

premier events, but a testament to

the power of art in our lives. It holds

a respected position in Ann Arbor’s

rich cultural community and has

earned an international reputation for


Each year, art enthusiasts and seasoned

collectors see newly created

works by more than 1,000

well-known and emerging artists and

have the opportunity to be in direct

contact with the artists who create

these unique works, a rare experience

in today’s mass-produced world.

With respect and admiration for an

always remarkable and distinctive

presentation, the City of Ann Arbor

salutes the Ann Arbor Art Fair and its

many community partners, volunteers

and sponsors. We are proud to

host this important cultural event and

to offer the unique pleasures of our

city to its many attendees.

It is my distinct and true privilege

to welcome all of you to the 2017 Ann

Arbor Art Fair.

Christopher Taylor

Mayor of the City of Ann Arbor


With gratitude to the Fair’s remarkable

volunteers whose dedication

and passion help to make the Ann

Arbor Art Fair a success. The Ann

Arbor Art Fair depends on hundreds of

hardworking and knowledgeable volunteers

who give many hours of their

time to ensure the exhibitors and fairgoers

have a memorable experience.

They are the backbone and often the

funny bone of the event and we could

not do what we do without them. We

thank them and salute their amazing

efforts. It has been a sincere pleasure

and a privilege to work with all of you!



The Ann Arbor Art Fair will be July

20-23 in downtown Ann Arbor: Thursday-Saturday,

10 a.m.-9 p.m. ; Sunday,

Noon-6 p.m.


• Learn about and buy art from the

nation’s best artists

• Three entertainment stages

Artists’ demonstrations

Art Activity Zone

• Shops and galleries

• Sidewalk sales


Hungry? Food courts are located

throughout the fair offering many

choices. Plus all the amazing restaurants

in downtown Ann Arbor.


Don’t go home without picking up

a souvenir from each of the four fairs’

souvenir stations, featuring original

artwork designed by exhibiting artists;

T-shirts, tank tops, ball caps,

posters, tote bags, postcards, calendars

and more.


Wheelchairs will be available at the

fair thanks in part to Evangelical

Homes of Michigan. Please visit locations

at E. Washington and Fletcher

or State Street at Madison. There is

a limited number available and they

are first come, first serve.


If you should require medical assistance,

first aid stations are near North

University and Fletcher streets and in

Liberty Plaza. If you require immediate

emergency help, dial 911 and

note your cross streets, or the booth

number nearest you.


Liberty Plaza, on the corner of S.

Division and E. Liberty streets,

becomes the Safety Services Plaza

during the 2017 Art Fair. Representatives

from American Red Cross

(providing free first aid), Ann Arbor

Police, Ann Arbor Fire, Ann Arbor

Emergency Management/CERT,

Huron Valley Ambulance, American

Water Works Association, Michigan

Section, and the City of Ann Arbor

Water Treatment Services will be

there. The Safety Services Plaza will

be open each day during regular Art

Fair hours.

Drink plenty of water to avoid

dehydration, and bring sunscreen,

sunglasses, and a hat to protect from

the sun.


Information Booths, presented by

Visit Ann Arbor, are located throughout

the fair. And check out these


• TheAnnArborArtFair.com

• The Ann Arbor Area Convention

and Visitors Bureau; 734.995.7281;

800.888.9487, VisitAnnArbor.org

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority

(theRide): 734.973.6500, theride.


• Trinity Transportation;

734.284.9229: trinitytransportation.


• City of Ann Arbor Safety Services:

734.994.2911, a2gov.org

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