ANN ARBOR, MI – Organizers of the Ann Arbor Art Fair now plan to host the event this year after previously announcing it wouldn’t be possible.
The State Street District announced on its website Tuesday that the State Street Art Fair – one of three fairs that make up the Ann Arbor Art Fair – will return from July 15 to 17. Karen Delhey, Executive Director of the Guild of Artists and Artisans, said she hopes the event complete with the Ann Arbor Original Fair and Summer Art Fair will be on board to participate in the event this year.
Organizers announced earlier this month that the fair would not take place due to outdoor gathering restrictions in place at the time. However, since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced plans to restrict capacity for outdoor events on June 1, the State Street District has changed course.
Ann Arbor Art Fair canceled for the second year in a row. “We have exhausted all options”, say the organizers
“With all of this lifted…, there’s no reason we can’t do it now,” Delhey said. “This event is very, very important for the community, it is very important for the artists, so we want to try to make it happen. “
The whole fair will likely be different from previous years, according to Delhey. Previously, the Ann Arbor art fair attracted around 500,000 people, and Delhey said it would be a bit smaller with things more spaced out to relieve congestion on the streets. The event will also only last three days this year compared to the normal four-day event, Delhey said.
An official announcement from the organizers of the Ann Arbor Original Fair and the Summer Art Fair regarding this year’s event can be expected in the coming days, Delhey said.
You can find more information about the State Street Art Fair here.
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