Ann Arbor, Michigan
Deadline: January 31
Application Fee including Guild Membership: $45
Booth Fees: $675-$1173
The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is the largest of the four fairs that comprise the Ann Arbor Art Fair. This fair boasts consistent crowds and great artist sales!
The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is located on Main Street between Huron and William streets in downtown Ann Arbor, MI, and on State Street between William and Madison streets, adjacent to the campus of the University of Michigan.
The Guild of Artists & Artisans is a non-profit, membership association of independent artists founded in 1970 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its mission is to develop and present art fairs to provide marketing opportunities for its members which also serve as educational, cultural and entertaining events for the community. Produced by the Guild of Artists & Artisans, a non-profit artist membership organization run by artists FOR artists!
This show features:
- 400,000 Annual Attendees
- On Main, Liberty and State Streets in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor
- Juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts - we do not host vendor booths
- Free one-year membership in the Guild with your application
- Extensive show marketing
- Great Artist amenities including nicely stocked hospitality areas, water delivery, booth sitters, overnight security, free artist t-shirt, Friday night Artist Happy Hour, and Sunday Morning Artist Brunch
- Artist Awards totaling over $3,500, plus awards winners receive a re-invitation the following year.
Marketing Plan: Extensive Joint Marketing and PR
"2017 marked our second year at the Ann Arbor Art Fair and we again chose a spot with the Guild as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair section - it never disappoints! For us there is no better spot to be than on Main Street with its steady foot traffic making us easy to find for current customers and right in the middle of everything to be discovered by new customers. It's a show we will never miss, the best of the best." Kaitlyn Lawless
"2017 was the first time I participated in the Ann Arbor Art Fair. I had an awesome corner tent on Main Street as part of the Guild's Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. Not only did I find that the fair was extremely well-organized with amazing artist support from the Guild, but I also sold more work than I could have imagined. Best of all, the work I sold was my larger, more expensive pieces. Totally great experience overall!" Lisa Farris
"2017 was our first year in the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.
We had a great show, and we're so happy we made the change to join the Summer Art Fair. Our booth was in a great location in close proximity to high quality work, the show staff was helpful, and everything ran very smoothly." Sarah Gelsanliter