Artwork by Sadye Rasmussen   
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Thank you to all who participated in the 2014 Kids’ Art Fair Jury Sessions. The application deadline has now passed. We look forward to seeing you next year! 

KIDS’ ART FAIR 2014 sponsored by

You could be an Art Fair Artist too!  The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair presents the Kids’ Art Fair, giving selected young artists from Washtenaw County the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork at the Townie Street Party on July 14th.  The Kids’ Art Fair encourages young artists in 3rd - 8th grade to CREATE and teaches them the valuable lessons in becoming art entrepreneurs.

How To Apply:

  • CREATE ART!
  • Download Application Form, fill it out and bring it to the Jury Session.
  • Attend ONE of the jury sessions.
  • An additional Parent/Child meeting will be mandatory once child is juried into Kids’ Art Fair.

Jury Sessions are held at the Ann Arbor District Library Pittsfield Branch

Sunday, April 27th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 30th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 4th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

The young artists must attend ONE of the jury sessions in order to qualify.  During the jury session the artists should be prepared to show their artwork to the judges.  Please bring artwork the artist plans to show at the Art Fair.  The Jury is a great opportunity for young artists to discuss their artistic process, talk about meaning, and hear gentle critiques and suggestions.

Kid’s Art Fair Requirements:

  • Artists must design and make all work. Work made from kits is not permitted.
  • Artists must personally attend their booths and must be present during the entire evening. Representatives, including family members, may not attend in place of the artist.
  • Only items described in the registration application and approved in the judging may be for sale.
  • Artists may not use their booths to display samples of items to be delivered later.
  • Sales should be on a “cash and carry” basis.
  • Participating Kids’ Art Fair Artists pay a $10 fee.
  • The following are absolutely prohibited:
              - Services such as face painting, hair braiding or nail painting.

              - The sale of food.
              - Use of licensed, trademarked, or copyrighted characters or names.
              - Raffles or games involving prize-winning.
              - Activities that require the purchaser to assemble the product or work made from kits.
              - Additions to applications after submission.
              - Commercial banners hanging in artists’ booths.

Kids’ Art Fair Juror Bio Information

Kathy Baker - Graphic designer, fine artist, and retired professor from U of M College of Art and Design and the College for Creative Studies. Currently she runs an after school children’s art enrichment program in the Southeast Michigan area, "The Power of Drawing!"

Christine Bruxvoort - Board Presidentof FLY Art Center, teacher of art from Pre-k to college level. Recently received MFA from EMU.

Marsha Chamberlin - Retired President of The Ann Arbor Art Center & serves on the Public Art Commission and the Downtown Citizens Advisory Committee.

Tracy Gallup - Artist/illustrator of seven pictures books including Stone Crazy and A Roomful of Questions, doll maker, painter, art teacher in lower school at Summers-Knoll in Ann Arbor.

Carey Jernigan - Vice President at re:group & AASAF Board Member.

Louise Lutton - Retired art educator & AASAF Board Member.

Marlena Marenka - Retired K-12 art teacher and District Art Coordinator for Art in Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Deanne Neiburger - Artist, creator, and businesswoman.

Jim Schultz - Retired art educator & AASAF Board Member.

Nicholas Stanko - Haslett High School (Lansing, MI) Art Teacher, Runner and Dad

Stephanie Stein - Milan High School Art teacher, metal artist, art fair artists & Milan Middle School volleyball coach.

Jennifer Sullivan - Elementary Art teacher for Birmingham Public Schools and local artist.

Lisa Wigal - Program Manager for Rec&Ed, has implemented enrichment activities in the arts in over twenty Ann Arbor schools & has developed an extensive summer camp program, and previously taught reading in middle school.  

Susan Wright - An authentic "townie", professional artist & teacher of youth summer cultural art camps and adult art enrichment classes.