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First Ever Holiday Art Fair Coming To Eastern Michigan University

The Guild of Artists and Artisans
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About a half-million people come to Washtenaw County every summer to check out the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.  Some of the people behind that successful event are hoping to create a new tradition bringing together art and the holidays.

The first Holiday Art Fair takes place this weekend at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center. The Guild of Artists and Artisans are bringing 100 exhibitors to the new event.

Executive Director Max Clayton says many of the artists will be familiar to people that attend the Ann Arbor Art Fair. "I'm actually pretty proud of the collection of artists that we will be having at the event.  We're the same folks that do the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, so some of these artists you will have seen in Ann Arbor and some haven't been back to Ann Arbor in awhile," Clayton says.

Clayton says the Holiday Art Fair is a chance to get unique handmade gifts for the holidays.

The event will also include a kids craft area and a gallery of work from Eastern Michigan University students.

The Holiday Art Fair runs from ten to six on Saturday, and 11 to five on Sunday.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at734.487.3363 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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