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Ann Arbor Art Fair 2019: Everything you need to know

Posted: 6:05 AM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 06:30:27-04
Ann Arbor Art Fair kicks off today

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Ann Arbor Art Fair kicks off this week and is actually four art fairs in one. It features the Street Art Fair (the original), the Summer Art Fair , the State Street Art Fair and the South University Art Fair .

Note: 7 Action News will be LIVE from the Ann Arbor Art Fair for 7 In Your Neighborhood on Friday evening

It runs from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. Check out our guide to the fair below.

Hours
Thursday, July 18 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, July 19 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where to park
There are several options for parking if you're heading to the fair this weekend.

Parking/Park & Ride
There are park and ride and lots in downtown Ann Arbor in structures and lots. It is $18 per day and $9 after 5 p.m.

Briarwood Mall
Parking is free at Briarwood Mall, and there is TheRide shuttle which costs $3 round trip or $1.50 one way. K-12 students with ID and Fare Deal cardholders have one-way rides for 75 cents. There is also Senior rides and kids 5 and younger free.
The shuttle stops at Main St. and William and on State St. near South University, and returns to both parking locations from either shuttle bus stop. It will run from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Huron High School
Parking at Huron High School is free with a $3 round trip cost through Trinity Transportation. Kids 5 and under are free. It stops at Fletcher and Washington & South University at Forest. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Art-Go-Round
Mini-buses will also be running throughout the weekend to link all four of the fairs. They are free.

Map
Below is a map of the entire art fair.

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Artists
There are artists in nearly two dozen categories at all four fairs. They include:
– Ceramic
– Digital Art
– Drawing
– Fiber
– Glass
– Jewelry
– Leather
– Metal
– Mixed Media 2D
– Mixed Media 3D
– Painting
– Photography
– Printmaking
– Sculpture
– Wood

To see all artists, click here

Activities/Entertainment
Throughout the weekend, there will be entertainment on two stages, in addition to street performers scattered throughout the fair.

Check out the entertainment schedule below.

Fountain Stage – Located on Ingalls Mall between E. Washington and N. University
Thursday, July 18
11 am: Kira Grace, singers/songwriter
Noon: Rob Norum, acoustic soloist
1 pm: WCC Dancers, ballet, jazz and hip-hop danc
2 pm: Carly Keyes, acoustic singer/songwriter
3 pm: Bob Hausler, acoustic soloist
4 pm: Carly Bins, singer/songwriter
5 pm: Timothy Monger, Indie-folk-rock singer/songwriter
6 pm: Camila Ballario, singer/songwriter

Friday, July 19
11 am: After Blue, acoustic duo
Noon: Ki5, live vocal looper
1 pm: Ceolsige, singer/songwriter
2 pm: Jodie Randolph Dance, contemporary dance
3 pm: Agenda 21, Reggae-inspired conscious music
4 pm: Elena Hirsch, pop singer/songwriter
5 pm: Keynote Sisters, acoustic duo
6 pm: Angela Predhomme, singer/songwriter

Saturday, July 20
11 am: Mike Gatien, piano
Noon: Mike Rupprecht, solo pianist
1 pm: Warehouse Cloggers, clogger dance
2 pm: Cosmic, acoustic duo
3 pm: Paper Bags, Indie-folk-rock and blues
4 pm: Na Wahine O Ke Anuenue, Polynesian dance
5 pm: Jazz Bums, American jazz standards
6 pm: Anthony Retka, Detroit singer/songwriter

Sunday, July 21
Noon: Kirk Brown, acoustic soloist
1 pm: Arts in Motion, performance dance
2 pm: Beach Daisy, alternative pop rock
3 pm: Mary Collins, Indie-folk-rock singer/songwriter
4 pm: Izzy Wallace, singer/songwriter

The stage on Main – Located in the Palio Restaurant parking lot at the corner of Main and William
Thursday, July 18
Open Stage in the Open Air. Sign up to perform beginning at 5:30 p.m. Performances from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, July 19
4:30-5:30 pm: Royal Wood
6 – 7 pm: Lula Wiles
7:30 – 9 pm: Smooth Hound Smith

Saturday, July 20
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Freddy and Francine
6 – 7 pm: Oshima Brothers
7:30 – 9:30 pm: The RFD Boys

Sunday, July 21
TBD