Ann Arbor Art Fair will take place July 21-23

ANN ARBOR – The Midwest tradition that draws close to half a million visitors returns to downtown Ann Arbor in 2022. The Ann Arbor Art Fair will take place Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23. For three days, nearly 1,000 artists from all over the world will line a total of 30 city blocks to showcase their creative talents and sell their original art.

The Ann Arbor Art Fair will feature art in a wide selection of styles and media, including painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and more. It also will include live music performances at the fair’s three stages, culinary treats and an array of shops and sidewalk sales.

Come hungry, leave happy. Ann Arbor’s vibrant dining scene is sure to entice and satisfy everyone’s cravings. From sandwich shops to fine dining and everything in between, visitors are encouraged to support the city’s large mix of diverse and award-winning restaurants located in the downtown area before, during and after attending the fair. Within the fair’s footprint, food vendors will be onsite to offer an appetizing array of cuisine and options, such as fresh tacos, flavorful shawarma, savory barbecue, Asian street food, American classics and decadent dessert.

The Ann Arbor Art Fair is comprised of three independently juried, nonprofit art fairs: the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original, the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and the Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair. All three fairs run consecutively and work together to put on the fair.

“Supporting artists is what this fair is all about. And as artists continue to recover from a few uncertain years, the Ann Arbor Art Fair serves as a great opportunity for them to showcase their art to a passionate audience of art enthusiasts and novice collectors. To the visitors, the Ann Arbor Art Fair is a chance to get back out into the community to enjoy a much-celebrated tradition and anticipated event,” said Karen Delhey, director of the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. “It will be a fun three days full of art, music and more.”

The annual Ann Arbor Art Fair runs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., July 23.

As downtown Ann Arbor prepares to welcome both artists and art lovers at the end of July, all three fairs are looking for volunteers, sponsors and temporary staff to support their efforts. Those interested in playing a part in the nation’s largest juried art fair are encouraged to visit the Ann Arbor Art Fair website at TheAnnArborArtFair.com.

SPONSORS

Premier Event Sponsors: Destination Ann Arbor, The City of Ann Arbor, & Ann Arbor DDA. The Stage on Main is presented by DTE, featuring one of the top music clubs in the world, The Ark. Chalk the Walk is presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union, featuring Ann Arbor’s own world-renown artist David Zinn. MKX Oil is the Official Power Sponsor, fueling the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Other committed sponsors include Leaf Filter, University of Michigan Credit Union, Bank of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Regent & Bell Tower Hotel and ModuGo. Community Partners: Main Street Area Association and University of Michigan. Media Sponsor: All About Ann Arbor.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 Ann Arbor Art Fair are still available. More information is available by contacting allison@theguild.org.

The Ann Arbor Art Fair is a Midwest tradition that draws close to half a million attendees over three days in July. The largest juried art fair in the nation, the Ann Arbor Art Fair features nearly 1,000 artists and a footprint spanning 30 city blocks in downtown Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor Art Fair is comprised of three independently juried, nonprofit art fairs that run consecutively: the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original, the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair. For more information about the Ann Arbor Art Fair, please visit www.theannarborartfair.com.

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