The Guild of Artists and Artisans | Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor Art Fair

2014 Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

Main, Liberty & State Streets
July 16-19, 2014
Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 6pm

The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is one of four official partner fairs that comprise the award-winning and highly respected Ann Arbor Art Fair. More than 600,000 people attend the event each year. The Summer Art Fair is located in the heart of Ann Arbor stretching from its charming downtown to the campus of University of Michigan. The Summer Art Fair has 375 artist booths, art demonstrations and lively entertainment.

View a list of exhibiting artists at the 2014 Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair!

Click here to view a map of the 2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair.

(Click the image below to view the 2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair’s Official Guide.)

Featured Artist

Our 2014 featured artist is Bruce Reinfeld, booth C 139/140. He works with 35mm film bodies and $25 plastic Holga and Brownie cameras and tries to capture everyday elements of the world in a different perspective. With a decade of traditional hand coloring under his belt, Bruce now airbrushes the color digitally because of the detail that can be obtained. Make sure to stop by Bruce’s booth and see all of his wonderful work.

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering during the fair, please fill out an online volunteer form. You can also contact Nicole McKay at (734) 662-3382 ext. 101 or nicole@theguild.org.

Getting Around the Fairs

Click here to view a map of the 2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair.

A2 Art Trolley

  • Trolley links all fairs
  • Trolley tickets (ride all day), $1.
  • See map for Trolley stops

Parking and Park & Ride options

(See map for routes & stops. Complete information available online, including directions to park & ride shuttle lots, artfairs.visitannarbor.org.)

Downtown parking structures and lots

Parking fee: $12 per day; $6 after 5p.m.
New Parking structure, entrance on S. Division and Fifth (see Map)

Art Fair Shuttles

Frequency & Service: 10 – 15 minutes
Wed-Fri 9am-10pm; Sat 9am-7pm
Pets not allowed; services animals welcome
Buses & Trolley are wheelchair accessible and air conditioned
Wheelchairs are available at the fairs, 734.975.6800 for info

AATA Art Fair Park & Ride Shuttle

Provivded by theride.org
  • Two locations: Pioneer High School and Briarwood Mall
  • Parking free
  • Round-trip $3; one-way $1.50
  • Students & Fare Deal cardholders, One-way $.75
  • Senior/ADA cardholders & kids five and younger ride free
  • Shuttle stops: Main Street at William and S. University near State Street
  • Buses return to both parking locations from either shuttle bus stops

Trinity Westside Park & Ride Shuttle

  • Location: Maple Village (155 N. Maple Rd.)
  • Parking Free
  • Round Trip $3
  • Kids 5 and under free
  • Shuttle stops: Washington and Main & Washington and State

Location

The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair includes two locations. The campus section (booths C1 – C153 and C500 – C525) is on State Street from South University to William. The downtown section (booths D154– D375) is on Main Street from William to Huron and Liberty Street form Ashley to Fifth Avenue.

Hours

Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

iSPY Performance Stage

It’s the place to take a break. Great live performances plus the outstanding specialties of the Main Street Area Food Court. On Liberty between Main and Ashley streets.


View 2013 iSpy Performance Schedule

Wednesday, July 17

Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater: 12:00pm
Truman: 2:15pm
Disinformants: 3:30pm
Lord Byron Security Team: 4:45pm
Mike Vial and the Great Lake Effect: 6:00pm
Captain Ivory: 7:15pm
Ghostlady: 8:30pm

Thursday, July 18

Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater: 12:00pm
Goodnight Dark Continent: 2:15pm
The Sound Logic: 3:30pm
In Fact: 4:45pm
The Ypsi Sisters: 6:00pm
Bluesmatics: 7:15pm

Friday, July 19

Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater: 12:00pm
About, The: 1:00pm
The Fever Tongues: 2:15pm
The Understorey: 3:30pm
Nathan K: 4:45pm
Spencer Michaud: 6:00pm
The Hand in the Ocean: 7:15pm
The Afternoon Round: 8:30pm

Saturday, July 20

Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater: 12:00pm
One Blown Speaker: 1:00pm
Light out for the Territory: 2:15pm
Hazardous Transactions: 3:30pm
Paul Luc: 4:45pm

Artist Demos

Demos occur throughout fair hours. Stop by and watch how the artists create their fabulous artwork!

  • Cline, Carol     Clay     C042
  • Feng, Karl     Painting     D189
  • Nichols, Merrianne     Leather     D211
  • Marina Terauds     Printmaking/Paper     D222
  • LeGault, Thomas     Painting     D297
  • Sato, Shinichi     Painting     D302
  • Lyall, Robert     Metals     D374

Souvenirs

Pick up your official Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Souvenirs at two locations. Souvenir booths are located on the corner of Main and Liberty Streets and on the corner of State and S. University Streets. Pick up your t-shirt and poster at either location!

Information Booths

There are two information booths located inside the Summer Art Fair. One is located at Main and Liberty and one at State Street and South University. Look for the Official Art Fair Guide produced by Artist Showcase. It will be available at the Information Booths.

Wheelchair Access

Wright & Filippis, a recognized leader in the rehabilitative health care field, will provide wheelchairs on site. For more information or to reserve a wheelchair call (734) 975-6800.

Food Vendors

Please contact the Main Street Area Association if interested in obtaining a food vendor application.

2012 Main Street Area Food Court Vendors Information Coming Soon.

Sponsors

The Guild would like to thank our Sponsors and Community Partners