Neighborhood 'It's Not Fair' Provides Smaller Alternative To 2017 Ann Arbor Art Fair

Jul 21, 2017

Eight blocks from where the Ann Arbor Art Fair begins its second day today, there's a mini "pop-up" art fair taking place on the front lawn of a home on the old west side.

About a half dozen Ann Arbor artists have come together on the front lawn of a home on West Liberty to show and sell their work as part of "pop-up" art fair they're calling "It's Not Fair."

John Gutoskey from Ann Arbor is showing and selling his mixed media work and print creations.  He's said he's done the Ann Arbor Art Fair before and likes the freedom this pop-up neighborhood art fair provides.  

"The setup is really hard the day before.  It was really hot--92 degrees.  It would have been a three T-shirt day for me, right?  I've been there."

The neighborhood pop-up art show was the brainchild of Ann arbor activist and artist Susan Fecteau, known for chalking messages to Governor Rick Snyder outside his Ann Arbor condo.  But she also creates art under the name "Sue's Flying fish" and wanted to bring together several of what she called her "credentialed" artist friends.  

"I like to help motivate people, and I like to just have fun.  So, I figured we can get the people here."

The "It's Not Fair" Friends Art Fair is at 908 West Liberty in Ann Arbor today and tomorrow.

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