Saturday, 9 July, 2011 10:42 PM
Arbor Art Fair to Boast More Than 1,100 Artists Throughout The Streets
Of Ann Arbor On July 20-23, 2011
One Event. Four Fairs.
credit: M10 Marketing
ARBOR, Mich. — More than 500,000 people are expected
to flock to the streets of Ann Arbor this summer for the 52nd Annual
Ann Arbor Art Fair. Art lovers will have the opportunity to meet
artists from throughout the world from a variety of art media including
2D and 3D-mixed media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking,
ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry and works in metal, stone and wood.
are thrilled to present each of these artists who have been selected
by an independent jury, consisting of professional artists, professors
and gallery owners, said Maggie Ladd, director of the South University
Art Fair, one of the four art fairs to participate in the event.
Event. Four Fairs.
of four separate art fairs, The Ann Arbor Art Fair is now being
marketed as one event to better serve guests and artists. Visitors
will begin to see a new logo and branding, which has been developed
to be used consistently throughout the event, to complement the
individual identity of each of the four fairs.
four fairs and its directors are thrilled to collaborate on our
marketing initiatives to bring even more exciting artists and programming
to the streets of Ann Arbor this summer,” said Ladd. “We
recognize that most visitors have always thought of us as one event
– and it was logical from a marketing standpoint to join together
– to increase awareness of all the wonderful artists and activities
at the Fair.”
to art exhibits, the Ann Arbor Art Fair also features artist demonstrations,
music performances and children's activities including Imagination
Stations – family-oriented stops along the way offering special
projects designed to engage and challenge even the youngest of fairgoers.
Ann Arbor's downtown restaurants and retailers add to the festivities
by tempting sidewalk sales and outdoor dining.
featured artists include Sue Abbott, Julie Fremuth, Stephen Kade
and Daniel Lager.
Social Media Tools for Real Time Information
cohesive brand, The Ann Arbor Art Fair will be posting “real
time” information on its newly created Facebook and Twitter
page with photos of art and artists, activities, entertainment,
weather and traffic updates and more. Look for event information
prior to the Fair to be posted on a frequent basis. Visitors will
also be able to post their favorite finds during the Art Fair.
The Ann Arbor Art Fair
than 50 years, artists from all over the world have returned to
the streets of Ann Arbor, exhibiting their creative talents to more
than 500,000 people each year. The Ann Arbor Art Fair is composed
of four independently juried art fairs taking place simultaneously
and contiguously throughout Ann Arbor.
the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original; State Street Area Art
Fair; Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair; Ann Arbor’s South University
Area Art Fair. The event is an art-lovers destination of original
works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety
of shops featuring sidewalk sales.
information, please visit: TheAnnArborArtFair.com,
July 20-23, 2011 (Wed-Fri, 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm)
credit: M10 Marketing
from last year's Ann Arbor Art Fair in July 2010.
Coverage of the 2011 Ann Arbor Art Fairs on AmericaJR.com