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Townie Street Party Kickstarts 2017 Ann Arbor Art Fair Week

Ann Arbor Townie Street Party
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Art Fair Week kicks off in Ann Arbor tonight with the Townie Street Party.

This is the 13th year for the Townie Street Party. held as a way of thanking Ann Arbor residents in advance of 400,000 people coming in to the city for the four-day Art Fair, which begins on Thursday.

The party happens on North University between Thayer and Fletcher on Ingalls Mall and begins at 5 PM and lasts until 9:30 PM.

There will be food and live music and activities for the entire family, from making shadow sculptures at the Hands-On Museum, or to an instrument petting zoo sponsored by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

There's even a VIP area and private terrace at the Townie Street Party with a $50 "Friend of the Fair donation."

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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

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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