Why we adore the Ann Arbor Art Fair

Our Art Fair booth in 2013. The pinwheels attracted a lot of attention – and so did the mango ice!

For our first few years, the Ann Arbor Art Fair kept us in business.

We earned enough to pay our teen workers for August and September, and often enough to provide for sidewalk rental, health license and insurance renewals and other costs to start the next year.

The Art Fair remains a big helping of our business, and also a great source of joy. We dance at the Townie Party and we serve the artists of The Original Art Fair free ice. We hire extra teen workers – some of whom stick around for a year or two afterward.

We buy art, take naps in the Diag and see old friends who are back in town for the annual extravaganza.

This year you’ll find us on North University near Ingalls Mall – just a block or so away from our State Street location of the last few years. Art Fair runs 10-9 Wednesday through Friday and 10-6 Saturday.

Stop by, say hello — and cool off!

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