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.
 

ART FAIR HISTORY

Where We Came From

The City and the University

The Architecture Around the Fair

ACCOLADES

#1 Art Fair in the Nation
AmericanStyle Magazine

Best Art Fair

Hour Detroit, Best of Detroit 
                     
Readers’ Choice Award

Ann Arbor News

Gov
ernors Award
State of Michigan

Eventcrazy.com
Travelocity.com
Weather.com

Readers’ Choice Best Annual Event 2010
Current Magazine
 

Treasure Award
AAA Magazine

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

Ambassador Award            
Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau