The 2016 Art Activity Zone art projects will be announced soon, so keep checking back. The 2016 Art Activity Zone hours will be 11am-6pm Thursday, July 21st-Saturday, July 23rd and 12pm-6pm on Sunday, July 24th.


Spend time at the Fair creating your own works of art in the Art Activity Zone.

Located on The University of Michigan Diag, off of
North University Avenue. This area is open
Wed-Sat., 11am – 6pm.

 The following kid-friendly art projects are open to all ages and free to the public.


Initial That! Monogram Tiles
By: Detroit Institute of the Arts

Did you know the Greek meaning of monogram means “intertwined letters”? You’ll learn that and much more as you create beautiful monogrammed tiles suitable for framing.


 Clay Fish Slab
By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

Learn about the Great Barrier Reef in a contemporary way as you create your own clay fish. Take a chance with clay!


Burning Bright at the Fair
The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

Make a beeswax candle with the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor! Beeswax candles are easy and fun to roll and decorate. You’ll even learn how to apply beeswax appliqués.

Found Object Animal Sculptures
By: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Build found object animal and dinosaur sculptures. Using a variety of objects you will make animals you might find at their museum.

Float Making 101
The Parade Company

Lend a hand in the creation of the art for America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Learn what goes into the making of The Parade Company’s magnificent floats as you paper mache’ foam shapes.

Bubble Wands Made by YOU- FRI & SAT ONLY
By: Dr. Susan Gelman’s Conceptual Development Lab at
The University of Michigan
Bubbles at the Fair! Design simple wire bubble wands decorated with beads or create a more complex star, heart or flower shape. All ages are encouraged to participate! Bubble solution will be provided to try out your creation.