Art Fair Schedule
ANN ARBOR STREET ART FAIR, FREE ARTS FESTIVAL & STATE STREET ART FAIR
Again this year thousands of people, young and old, will take to the streets for the annual A2 Street Art Fair & Free Arts Festival. This year's festivities will run from 10am to 10pm Wed. July 16 through Sat. July 19.
Along with the hundreds of arts and crafts on display, there will be lots of entertainment (everything from bluegrass & jazz to the A2 Civic Theatre) on the only stage set up this year on E. University between S. Univ. & N. Univ. There will also be periodic demonstrations of different arts & crafts including ceramics, painting, weaving & macramé, quilting, jewelry making, stained glass & glass blowing, leather & woodworking, candle making, watercolors, acrylics, batik, sculpture, welding, spinning & enameling. Times and locations of demonstrations will be posted at the Information Booth at the corner of South & East University after the fair begins.
The juried Ann Arbor Street Art Fair will take place along both sides of S.U. from Forest to E.U. and part of E.U. up to the stage. The Free Arts Festival will make use of two separate areas of Ann Arbor: approximately 300 artists and craftspeople will be located on East University with an additional 250 on Main Street between William & Huron streets. The semi-juried State Street Art Fair will be located on Maynard St.; Liberty St. from Thompson to State. and on N. University. See the Chris Frayne map inside for further clarification.
There will again be a Children's Participation Area set up across from the Engine Arch (on the plaza in front of the U of M Physics & Astronomy Bldg.) This area is not for day care; it is for children to try their hand at art work with their parents!
An area has been set aside for community organizations on the corner facing S. University as you come through the Engine Arch. Here some 30 local non-profit public interest & religious groups will have booths for fundraising and promotional purposes.
A special feature of this year's fair is Ann Arbor's new trolley, which will be set up for viewing on N. University at State St.
The schedule of entertainment for this year's fair has been coordinated by Lois Lintner & Chris Wilson of the Ann Arbor Council for the Performing Arts in cooperation with the Artists & Craftsmen Guild and is as follows:
1:00 Tae Kwon Do/Karate demonstration
4:30 Headwind - funky jazz group
6:00 Theatre Co. of Ann Arbor - experimental theatre
7:00 Summer Band on the green
The Recorder Society will perform each eve at 7 at the Children's Participation Area
8:00 Experimental Jazz Band
9:00 Mime with Michael from Art World's
Beledi Dancers (belly dancers)
12:00 Tae Kwon Do/Karate demonstration
1:00 Folk singers
2:00 Strolling Players, Summer Co. of A2 Jr. Theatre
3:30 Folk singers
4:30 Kwasi Aduonum - African, Latin drums & dancers
5:00 Percy Danforth - bones playing
6:00 The Friars - affiliated with the U of M Men's Glee Club
7:00 Playmakers - musical comedy review
8:00 Hootenanny at the Ark, 1421 Hill St.
10:30 Headwind - jazz
12:00 Roadside Attractions - comedia del arte
1:00 Gemini - folk duo
2:00 Strolling Players
3:30 RFD Boys - bluegrass
5:00 Lighthouse Drama, Music & Dance
6:00 The Friars
7:00 Congo Phil & group African percussion
8:00 Mime with Michael
9:00 After Hours Smooth Jazz
11:00 Lighthouse drama, music & dance
1:00 Playmakers - musical review
2:00 John Davis & Quartet - Thelonius Monk & Horsesilver Jazz
3:00 Theatre Co. of Ann Arbor - improvisations
4:00 Congo Phil & his percussion/wind ensemble
All performances will be on the E. University stage unless otherwise marked. Hope you have a good time.