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The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original is the granddaddy of the three concurrent and contiguous fairs that transform central Ann Arbor into a massive outdoor art gallery each July. Established in 1960, the Original Fair is produced by Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization with a mission of increasing public knowledge and appreciation for contemporary fine arts and fine crafts. Over the past 62 years, the Original Fair has continued to focus on the art, the artists and the art buyers. 
 
Known for its consistently high quality, all original work, the Ann Arbor Original Art Fair takes place on the streets surrounding the historic Burton Bell Tower, and the tree-lined central campus of the University of Michigan and does not host sidewalk sales or vendor booths. The Original Fair was voted one of the “Top Ten Best Art Festivals” in the country in a USA TODAY Reader’s Poll and is consistently in Art Fair Calendar's “Top Ten Best Art Fairs," Art Fair Source Book's “Elite 25”, and in the top 20 in Sunshine Artist’s “Top 100 Fine Art Shows” poll.  
 
This is a juried show. Submissions are viewed by a panel of art professionals and invitations are extended to the highest scores in each medium. Only original work is accepted. Offset reproductions are not allowed.
 
Application fee:
$40
 
Application open:
November 17 - February 9, 2022
 
Booth fee:
$650 single
$800 double-back
 
Payment deadline if invited:
March 25, 2022
 
MARKETING
  • Marketed extensively throughout Southeast Michigan and Northern Ohio.
  • Robust social media presence, with each artist receiving a spotlight post.
  • In-depth Artist Directory on the Fair's website with links to your social media pages and your website for virtual shopping.
 
AMENITIES AND SERVICES
  • Electricity included.
  • Vehicle access to the Fair site or easy dolly access during set up/teardown.
  • Private security after hours plus patrolling City and University police.
  • All day artist hospitality tent includes morning coffee and bagels, plus snacks, beverages and lunches.
  • Water delivery to booths.
  • Volunteer booth sitters.
  • Access to indoor restrooms.
  • Behind booth storage.
 
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 For more information about participating as an artist in the Original Ann Arbor Art Fair, download the 2022 prospectus here.

 
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