Ann Arbor Art Fairs http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Focus On Artists http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-summer-art-fair-celebrates-45th-anniversary-focus-artists <div>One of Ann Arbor's four art fairs is marking its 45th anniversary this year. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's not just the weather that officials with the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair are celebrating.</span></div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:33:00 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48972 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Focus On Artists Community Television Network Continues Art Fair Tradition http://wemu.org/post/community-television-network-continues-art-fair-tradition <div>Beyond a piece of art you bring home, mostly visitors are left with only memories of each year's Ann Arbor Art Fair. One booth has been recording those memories for years.</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From little kids holding their parents hands to adults clutching some art on a stick, Courtney </span>Kistler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> asks a simple question, "Hey wanna be on TV?" &nbsp;</span>Kistler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a production assistant with Community Television Network, or </span>CTN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div>She says people typically talk about what they like of the art fair or a new purchase, but it's a free open mic so she hears some interesting stories as well. &nbsp;"We had a guy who was from India give a little bit of his life history and then he talked about himself in Hindi as well. &nbsp;So that was pretty cool."</div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:32:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48971 at http://wemu.org Community Television Network Continues Art Fair Tradition Artists Reveal How They Make Their Work At The Ann Arbor Art Fair http://wemu.org/post/artists-reveal-how-they-make-their-work-ann-arbor-art-fair <div>With about 1,000 artists on hand Ann Arbor's Art Fair gives visitors the chance to check out nearly as many unique art forms. &nbsp;There also are several places where you can see artists at work.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:32:09 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48950 at http://wemu.org Artists Reveal How They Make Their Work At The Ann Arbor Art Fair Mr B and Other Musicians Provide Art Fair Soundtrack http://wemu.org/post/mr-b-and-other-musicians-provide-art-fair-soundtrack <p>At the Ann Arbor Art Fair, the pieces on display are a feast for the eyes.&nbsp; They’re accompanied by all kinds of incredible music. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:31:56 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48896 at http://wemu.org Mr B and Other Musicians Provide Art Fair Soundtrack Ann Arbor Art Fair Kicks Off Wednesday http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-art-fair-kicks-wednesday <div>Nearly 1,000 artists have come to Ann Arbor to sell their work in this year's Art Fair. &nbsp;About a half million visitors are expected at the 30 block event that is made up of 4 separate&nbsp;art fairs.</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:41:26 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48778 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Art Fair Kicks Off Wednesday Ann Arbor Art Fairs Street Closures Begin This Morning http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-art-fairs-street-closures-begin-morning <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>The Ann Arbor Art Fairs begin tomorrow and run through Saturday evening. As a result, there are several street closures downtown. The closures begin at 7:00am Tuesday morning and run through noon, Sunday, July 20th. &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>According to the City of Ann Arbor, closures include:</strong></span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:26:43 +0000 David Fair 48792 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Art Fairs Street Closures Begin This Morning Townie Street Party Set To Kick Off Ann Arbor Art Fairs Week http://wemu.org/post/townie-street-party-set-kick-ann-arbor-art-fairs-week <div>About a thousand artists and a half million visitors are expected in Ann Arbor for the city's four art fairs. &nbsp;Before art takes over the city the 10th annual <strong><a href="http://www.towniestreetparty.com/main/main.jsp?id=64" target="_blank">Townie Street Party</a></strong> is Monday night. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:34:48 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48660 at http://wemu.org Townie Street Party Set To Kick Off Ann Arbor Art Fairs Week The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original, Will Get City Funding Help http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-street-art-fair-original-will-get-city-funding-help <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/126456246&amp;color=000000&amp;auto_play=true&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.artfair.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been running at a financial deficit the last few years. Event organizers put the annual losses at a range from $5,700 &nbsp;to $8,000.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor City Council&nbsp; is dedicating $10,000 to it's community events fund to help cover anticipated losses in 2014. City Council Member Christopher Taylor explains that the unique importance of the art fair makes it worth supporting.</span></p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://wemu.org/post/shadow-art-fair-set-make-its-last-stand">The Shadow Art Fair Set To Make Its Last Stand</a></p><p><br />Overall, the city charges the four art fairs about $60,000 for barriers, extra safety services, and trash removal.&nbsp; $8,000 &nbsp;is paid by the original art fair.&nbsp; This fair also pays rent to the University of Michigan and has limited sponsorship options because it's located on campus.</p><p>Christopher Taylor also says that the the other three art fairs haven't requested funding from the city, but did write in support of the original art fair receiving assistance.&nbsp; He says the unique importance of the art fair to the city makes this investment worthwhile and doesn't serve as a precedent for funding other events.</p><p>Listen to Andrew Cluley's full report.</p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.99652862548828px;">— Andrew Cluley is a reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.&nbsp;Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him&nbsp;<a href="mailto:aCluley@emich.edu" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">aCluley@emich.edu</a>.</em></p><p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:26:37 +0000 Andrew Cluley 39456 at http://wemu.org The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original, Will Get City Funding Help The Shadow Art Fair Set To Make Its Last Stand http://wemu.org/post/shadow-art-fair-set-make-its-last-stand <p>Saturday is likely to be a bitter-sweet day at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. That is the site of what will be the last-ever<a href="http://www.shadowartfair.com/"> Shadow Art Fair</a>. WEMU's Bob Eccles has this report.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:57:07 +0000 Bob Eccles 32420 at http://wemu.org The Shadow Art Fair Set To Make Its Last Stand Cinema Chat: Art Fairs, Low Winter Sun, Only God Forgives, Girl Most Likely, Comic-con and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-art-fairs-low-winter-sun-only-god-forgives-girl-most-likely-comic-con-and-more <p>In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum sat in for her boss, Russ Collins.&nbsp; She came to the studio with an abundance of information, and joined WEMU's David Fair in enthusiastically good spirits!&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:36:08 +0000 David Fair & Amanda Bynum 32368 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Art Fairs, Low Winter Sun, Only God Forgives, Girl Most Likely, Comic-con and More Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Washtenaw and Surrounding Counties http://wemu.org/post/excessive-heat-warning-issued-washtenaw-and-surrounding-counties <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><u>EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT FRIDAY</u></strong></p><p>The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning,&nbsp; to be in effect until 8pm Friday. This warning replaces the earlier heat advisory. That is no longer in effect.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:18:24 +0000 David Fair 32361 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Townie Street Party was Hot, Wet and Fun! http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-townie-street-party-was-hot-wet-and-fun <p>Hundreds of people Monday night flocked to the annual Ann Arbor Townie Street Party. As WEMU’s David Fair reports, the event serves one part kick-off to the upcoming Ann Arbor Art fairs, and one part “thanks” to local residents for enduring the influx of some half-a million people over the next several days.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:48:32 +0000 David Fair 32246 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Townie Street Party was Hot, Wet and Fun! Art Fairs Kick Off with Tonight's Townie Street Party http://wemu.org/post/art-fairs-kick-tonights-townie-street-party <p>The <a href="http://www.artfair.org/main/main.jsp?id=64">Art Fairs</a> begin this week in Ann Arbor. Tonight, locals get a pat on the back for being good sports about hosting the large crowds the&nbsp; fairs bring to the downtown area. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports,&nbsp; there will be plenty to do at tonight's kick-off to Art fairs week.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:19:21 +0000 Bob Eccles 32185 at http://wemu.org Art Fairs Kick Off with Tonight's Townie Street Party Cinema Chat: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2, Federico Fellini and More http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-pacific-rim-grown-ups-2-federico-fellini-and-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Every Thursday at 7:40am, WEMU's David Fair visits with the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater to cover Hollywood news, and provide a heads up on all of the movies available in the area over the coming weekend. Today, was certainly no exception, as David welcomed Russ Collins back to the studio!</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:52:10 +0000 David Fair & Russ Collins 32022 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2, Federico Fellini and More