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Mission

The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to increase public knowledge and appreciation for contemporary fine arts and fine crafts by creating opportunities that connect artists, the Ann Arbor community and the general public to their mutual benefit, including a top quality juried street art fair.

Updates

BIG NEWS! Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original ranked #2 in USA TODAY Awards for Best Art Festival in the country!


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Ann Arbor Potters Guild is celebrating its 65th year with "The Original".
Discover the talented artists
at The Potters Guild Pavilion on North University (next to Hill Auditorium) and in the 2024 Potters Guild Artist Directory!
 

Featured Artist

 

 

 

2024 Featured Artist Kent Ambler

I enrolled in my first printmaking class at Ball State University, where I discovered an innate “feel” for the process of creating woodcuts.

I love carving the blocks, mixing the inks, and printing them. Most of all, I enjoy the revelation of the first proof printed from a carved block.

 

Woodcut prints are simultaneously a direct and indirect means of creating an image. The act of carving the block is direct, involving intuitive exploration of the image with a variety of chisels and gouges. However, I am not working directly on the printed image; the block itself serves as the medium from which the image is created.

 

People often inquire about how I am able to “see” the entire process. My response is to let a woodcut be a woodcut. It is neither a drawing, a painting, nor a photograph. Woodcuts can develop suddenly or follow a meandering path of many layers and proofs before an image emerges.

 

I loosely sketch an image onto a pine plank, drawing inspiration from my life and immediate environment. Typically, my creative process involves quick observational sketches and recollections from memory.

 

The 2024 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Commemorative poster designed and created using my direct observations and techniques. I was inspired by my many years as an exhibitor at the Street Art Fair. I choose to depict the iconic Burton Memorial Tower with the fair's artists and patrons celebrating the return of the The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original in its 65th year.

 

 

The Original Art fair

Looking for a unique gift?  When you purchase a gift certificate to the Street Art Fair, not only are you supporting art and artists, but you are providing an experience. The recepient can walk the fair in July, meet the artists, and choose a piece of artwork that they LOVE!

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Your donation can change someone's life...

This Giving Season we need your help making the Youth Art Fair FREE to any child in Michigan! 
 
Your $25 donation will help provide a space for a student artist to sell their artwork at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair! The student not only keeps 100% of their earnings but they receive mentorship from professional artists!
 
 

Click here to Learn more about the Youth Art Fair and how to Donate!

 

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Event Information
Getting to the Art Fair is easy when you take one of the Art Fair Shuttles!
 
National Trails Art Fair Park & Ride Shuttles
Frequency & Service 10-15 minutes
Thurs - Fri 9am - 10pm
Five and younger ride free
Pets not allowed: service animals welcome
Briarwood Mall
Parking free - Round-trip $8
Shuttle stops: Main Street at William and State St. at Madison
Buses return to Briarwood from either shuttle bus stop
Huron High School
2727 Fuller Rd. - Parking Free - Round-trip $8
Shuttle stops: Fletcher at Washington, South University at Forest
Each day riders will be provided with a wristband; we will be accepting cash or credit cards for this event.
We look forward to seeing you there!

ART FAIR SHUTTLES

Taste the Excitement at the Art Fair with our Gourmet Food Truck's!

Join us for a culinary adventure featuring an incredible lineup of gourmet food trucks:

Zingerman's Roadhouse

Zingerman's Creamery

Impasto

Tutti Frutti Smoothies

Good Eats Mobile Food Company

A Sweets and Treats

Vegano Italiano

Bear Claw Coffee

Smoke Rattle and Roll

Great Bread Company

Bring your appetite and discover a world of deliciousness on wheels!

From savory to sweet, vegan to classic, there's something to delight every palate.

See you there!

GOURMET FOOD TRUCK'S

Three Fairs. One Event.

For more information about visiting Ann Arbor during the Art Fairs, click here. Click to download the 2023 map of all three art fairs.

 

 

 

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