The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair hosts 200 artists, the Ann Arbor Potters Guild, and 7 or 8 emerging college artists through the New Art, New Artists program. The Art Fair takes place on North University Avenue, East Washington Street, and Ingalls Mall.
MISSION & HISTORY
Established in 1960, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is the Original of the now four award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fairs:
Together, the fairs attract over 500,000 attendees from across the nation. The Original Fair was named the Number One Art Fair in the country by AmericanStyle magazine readers survey (October 2004) and has made the Top Ten Fairs and Festivals list every year since.
Our 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, culminating in a top quality juried street art fair.
The Street Art Fair is set on North University Avenue and on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus, amidst elegant architecture and beautifully landscaped pedestrian walkways, including the landmark Burton Carillon Tower.
2015 Top Ten Best Art Festivals
Best of Show
Art Fair Calendar.com
#1 Art Fair in the Nation
Best Art Fair
Hour Detroit, Best of Detroit
Readers’ Choice Award
Ann Arbor News
Readers’ Choice Best Annual Event
State of Michigan
Nation’s Number One Fine Art Fair
Sunshine Artist Magazine
Highest Quality Outdoor Art Fair inCountry
National Association of Independent Artists
Gold Pinnacle Award
International Festivals and Events Association
Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau