Art Fair http://wemu.org en 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 Ann Arbor Art Fair First Day http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-art-fair-first-day <p>The Ann Arbor Art Fairs got underway today.&nbsp; WEMU's Taylor Pinson and Andrew Cluley have this snapshot of the first day.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:36:02 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Taylor Pinson 32335 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Art Fair First Day