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The Ann Arbor Art Fair is one of Michigan’s finest summer traditions and one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the nation. From Thursday, July 18th to Sunday, July 21st, the streets of Ann Arbor will transform into an art lover’s paradise where you can experience and enjoy original works of art, street performances, culinary treats and a variety of sidewalk sales. From seasoned art enthusiasts to novice collectors, thousands will make the trip to discover something truly inspiring.
The following family-friendly art projects are open to all ages and free to the public:
Punk Posters! – Cranbrook Art Museum
Design and stamp your own original band posters inspired by their current exhibition, “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986.”
Clay Creations – Clay Work Studio
Experiment with clay and build anything you dream while experienced instructors help you through the creative process. Clay donated by Rovin Ceramics.
Stabiles – Detroit Institute of Arts
Make a unique piece of art inspired by the geometric sculptures of artists like Alexander Calder and Mark di Suvero.
Wool Felting Fun – Flipside Art Studio
Create a wet felted snake, a felt geode or a simple piece of abstract art, all with natural wool.
Insect Inspirations – University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Build an insect costume while learning what it takes to be a bug. Also, take a moment to meet their giant cockroach!
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