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Ann Arbor Celebrates 50 Years of Art Fairs

Ann Arbor, MI – 50 years ago, the first Ann Arbor street art fair was held to attract shoppers to the South University area for bargain days. More than a half-million people now come to the four Ann Arbor art fairs each year, with an estimated economic impact of 79-million dollars. But the art fairs have altered the community beyond just attracting visitors and dollars. They've had a huge impact on the area's arts and culture. Hear more in this special feature by WEMU's Andrew Cluley.