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Ann Arbor Art Fair Kicks Off Wednesday

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The Ann Arbor Art Fair

Nearly 1,000 artists have come to Ann Arbor to sell their work in this year's Art Fair.  About a half million visitors are expected at the 30 block event that is made up of 4 separate art fairs.

Ann Arbor Art Fair

Maureen Riley is the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair: the Original's director.  Riley thinks art fair week plays an important role in what makes Ann Arbor a special place to live and visit. She says it's one of the events that makes Ann Arbor seem larger than it really is, and is one of the reasons the city is an art mecca.

Riley says the art fair brings an economic impact to the city with a half million visitors and artists who stay in area hotels for about a week.  The art fair runs from 10 AM to 9 PM Wednesday through Friday and 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday.  The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority will run shuttles between Briarwood Mall and Pioneer High School to the art fair.
Click for the 2014 Ann Arbor Art Fair map.

Click for more information on the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair: The Original
Click for more information on Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair
Click for more information on State Street Area Art Fair
Click for more information on Ann Arbor's South University Art Fair
 
 
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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.

 

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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