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Ann Arbor Art Fair with Kids – Canceled for 2020

On Thursday, May 7, the Ann Arbor Art Fair announced their cancellation for 2020. We’ll just have to save our tips for next year.

Ann Arbor Art Fair Canceled

See their Press Release for the announcement:

Ann Arbor, Mich. — May 7, 2020 — It is with heavy hearts that the Directors of the four individual Ann Arbor Art Fairs come together to announce the decision to cancel the 2020 Ann Arbor Art Fair. This was an extremely difficult decision, as we know how deeply this impacts the participating artists, local businesses and the broader Ann Arbor community. However, the Covid-19 virus has changed the world as we know it and the safety of our visitors, artists, and area residents is the top priority. We are deeply saddened, but we have consulted with City officials and determined that we are just not able to produce the Art Fair in a manner that will adhere to the mandated social distancing requirements that lie ahead.

We are confident that the 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair will bring renewed enthusiasm for this well-loved event that has brought world-class art to the streets of Ann Arbor for the last 60 years. We invite you to join us once again as downtown Ann Arbor transforms into an art lovers paradise the third week of July 2021!

Follow The Ann Arbor Art Fair on social media (FB & instagram) @AnnArborArtFair or visit our website at theAnnArborArtFair.com

From the Ann Arbor Art Fair’s Press Release

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About the Ann Arbor Art Fair

The Ann Arbor Art Fair is the largest juried art fair in the country. It is the combination of four independent juried art fairs across 30 blocks in downtown Ann Arbor. The four Art Fairs are:

  • Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original
  • Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair
  • South University Art Fair
  • State Street Art Fair

Combined the Ann Arbor Art Fair features more than 1000 juried artists in various media like painting, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and more. There will also be three stages with live performances, and street performers.

The four Art Fairs are typically held the third week in July. A couple of years ago, they moved from a Wednesday through Saturday schedule to a Thursday through Sunday schedule. The Art Fair hours are usually 10a-9p Thursday through Saturday and noon-6p on Sunday.


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We look forward to the Art Fair returning in 2021.

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5 thoughts on “Ann Arbor Art Fair with Kids – Canceled for 2020”

  1. I second the readers who said use the UM bathrooms. All of the libraries are open so you could stop at the UGLi (Undergrad library) or the Grad library. We usually stop at the UM building near Ulrich’s, too, to use the restroom.

    For parking, I recommend meters if you are only going to be there a few hours, specifically the ones on Hill near East Quad … if you get there early enough, there are usually a few left.

    I’m missing Art Fair this year and I’m a bit bummed about it! I have time on Sat. but not really enough to drive to A2 and back.

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