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Ann Arbor Art Fair 2024: Experience the Excitement of Live Music, Art, Food & More

Ann Arbor Art Fair Street View - Image from Art Fair FB Page

Three Exciting Days of Art, Entertainment & Food at the Ann Arbor Art Fair

Get ready for three exciting days in mid-July at the Ann Arbor Art Fair—the nation’s largest juried art fair!

This July 18-20, downtown Ann Arbor is once again transformed into a living canvas, sprawling across 30 city blocks, where nearly 1,000 artists showcase their genius.

We’ve hyped many cool Michigan Fairs & Festivals, but this massive event may take the cake.

Whether you’re new to the Ann Arbor Art Fair, or you’ve been attending for years, it’s good to be prepared for what’s in store.

Here’s what to know before you go.

Artist paints a mural on a wall - Canva

Must-See & Must-Do at the Ann Arbor Art Fair

Ann Arbor’s Art Fair is a vibe! Dive into live music, savor street food, shop artist collections, or just enjoy some people-watching.

Live Music

Let the rhythm take control! Three stages host the best street parties of the summer, with an array of live music, local bands, and awe-inspiring solo performances.

  • The Stage on Main – One of the best street parties of the year 
  • The William Street Stage – Many local bands & the youth talent show
  • The Fountain Stage – Continuous performances throughout the fair

Chalk the Walk

Make your mark alongside famed street artist David Zinn on Liberty near Fifth, as you transform sidewalks into your personal canvases.

Art in Action: Head to Liberty near Main to watch artist Tess Marhofer as she re-creates a magnificent work of art and turns it into a large-scale Chalk Art street painting.

Artist Paints a Mural on a storage container during the Ann Arbor Art Fair
Artist Keith Bynum paints a mural on a storage container during the 2023 event 📷: Ann Arbor Art Fair
2023 Ann Arbor Art Fair

Art Demo Zone & Art Activities

Peek into the creative process as artists demonstrate how they develop their unique works of art in the Art Demo Zone.

Also, Join in on free, family-friendly art projects at the Art Activity Zone on Ingalls Mall, near E. Washington between Thayer and Fletcher.

Live Glass BlowingEast Washington and Ingalls Mall, University of Michigan CampusDaily 1 PM – 4 PM
Live Ceramic Demonstrations by Potters GuildHill Auditorium Lawn, North University, University of Michigan CampusAll Day – Everyday
Art Activity ZoneIngalls Mall, University of Michigan CampusThu – Sat, 11 AM – 6 PM

Youth Art Fair

Let’s not forget the Youth Art Fair, where young artists from grades 4-12 showcase their talents and sell their work.


With artist booths, street vendors, and local shops, it’s the perfect place to buy unique art, decor, clothing, and jewelry.

Engage with artists, shop their collections, and bring home a piece of art.


Fill up on Food at Ann Arbor Art Fair

Feeling Hungry?

Boy, oh boy does Ann Arbor have you covered when it comes to food. Dozens of amazing local restaurants are within walking distance of the fair. 

Some restaurants have limited hours during the fair, so check ahead of time to make sure they’re open before you go.

Check out the restaurant guide to find local participating restaurants.

Tables and Food Trucks at the Ann Arbor Art Fair
Tables and Food Trucks 📷: Ann Arbor Art Fair

Food trucks and vendors are also plentiful—just follow your nose!

Getting Around

Here’s the scoop on getting there and getting around:

Downtown Parking: Downtown Ann Arbor parking structures charge $18/day or $9 after 5 PM.

Park & Ride: Avoid the hassle with Park & Ride options from Huron High School and Briarwood Mall. Free parking, $8 round trip & kids under 5 ride free.

Art-Go-Round Shuttle Service: Catch the shuttle for easy navigation around the fair. With shuttle service from one end of the fair to the other, you’ll easily navigate 30 city blocks without breaking a sweat.

Hop on at any of the Art-Go-Round stops located around the perimeter of the fair. Check the map and stops here.

Ann Arbor Art Fair shuttle service map

Art Fair Details: When & Where

Save these dates! Three dynamic days filled with art, tunes, and tantalizing bites await in Downtown Ann Arbor Michigan. The fair is a combo of three separate events all held at the same time.

Be sure to download the map and schedule of events ahead of time so you don’t miss anything.

  • Summer Art Fair:  Main, Liberty & South University Streets
  • State Street Art Fair: E Liberty, State, Maynard & E. William Streets
  • The Original Street Art Fair: N. University, E Washington & Ingalls Mall
2024 Art Fair Schedule Dates Times
ThursdayJuly 1810 AM – 9 PM
FridayJuly 1910 AM – 9 PM
SaturdayJuly 2010 AM – 8 PM

See You There?

Mark your calendars, gather your pals, and get going to the Art Fair July 18-20, 2024.

Are you planning to attend the A2 Art Fair this summer?

See you there!

Amber Cox

Amber Cox has spent hundreds of hours over the past 15 years researching, planning, and taking her family on outdoor adventures. She’s passionate about having fun, getting her three kids outside exploring their own backyard in Michigan, and encouraging other families to get outside, too. You can usually find her living life to the fullest in hiking boots on a trail somewhere. She loves capturing Michigan and sharing nature photos as @The.Fun.Finder on Instagram.

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