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Local Artist Creates New Works Of Art During Opening Day Of The Ann Arbor Art Fair

Jul 19, 2018

Today is the first day of the four-day art fair in Ann Arbor, and while most artists will be selling their finished products, one local artist will be creating several new works of art as fair goers pass by.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry reports on this unique and somewhat unusual Art Fair event.


Thursday, July 19th is the first day of the Ann Arbor Art Fair.  There’s a somewhat unusual activity this year--a local artist's live painting two new works of art on a street corner in the middle of the fair.  It’s called “plein air” live painting.

Jocelyn Edin of Pinckney will be set up at the corner of Maynard and Liberty on the first day of the Art Fair and hopes to create two watercolor paintings of the Ann Arbor area during the art fair.

The local artist plans to see the paintings during the Ann Arbor Art Fair with the proceeds being donated back to art fair organizers to help support the event.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu