Ann Arbor, MI – 50 years ago, the first Ann Arbor street art fair was held to attract shoppers to the South University area for bargain days. More than a half-million people now come to the four Ann Arbor art fairs each year, with an estimated economic impact of 79-million dollars. But the art fairs have altered the community beyond just attracting visitors and dollars. They've had a huge impact on the area's arts and culture. Hear more in this special feature by WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – A new feature at this year's Ann Arbor art fairs will have folks who like riding their bikes to the fairs smiling. A new, centralized valet bike parking area is available. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Ann Arbor street art fair. For all 50 years, the Ann Arbor Potter's Guild has been part of the fair. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU, featuring Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak, and special guest Hugh McDiarmid Jr., the Communications Director for the Michigan Environmental Council.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti City Council has decided against hiring the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department or another law enforcement agency to provide police services in the city. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more from last night's strategic budgeting session.
Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor-based non-profit that helps arts and cultural organizations throughout Washtenaw County can now apply for grants through the National Endowment for the Arts. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.