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September 3-6

Royal Oak, Michigan

on the downtown streets

130 artists

All metro Detroit is excited about the reinvigorated Arts, Beats & Eats at its new location in the hip downtown of Royal Oak. Its rich combination of the best in art, music and food has us all eager to make the trek. A sterling example of "something for everyone", celebrate the end of the summer here!


Art hours:

This popular metro Detroit event moves this year to a new site in downtown Royal Oak. You have got to be there to enjoy this last celebration of summer. This is not an overwhelming art fair that will exhaust you but a select group or artists, both local and national, chosen from over 500 applicants. More than fifty of them have never participated in this art fair, so you can expect many new faces as well as your favorites.

Who'll you find:

<- Last year's Best of Show winner, photographer
Clifton Henri

- popular wearable arts from Dawn DeSanto

- Detroit's own Carl Lundgren

- popular sculptor Jerry Berta

- featured artist Mark Traughber

- painter Bruce Holwerda returns

- many, many more eager to meet you! You are going to love it!

Get a sneak preview right here of the artists.

Cultural advocacy: This year's Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is providing arts and cultural organizations with expanded opportunities throughout the festival to

showcase their unique programs in the community and their arts advocacy.

You will find performances by:
  • Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings
  • Royal Oak Symphony
  • Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
  • Matrix Theatre Company
  • Nadanta Dancers and more

Many stages focusing on local talent as well as national acts like Macy Gray, WAR, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Clint Black and my own personal favorite the fabulous
Thornetta Davis on Friday night!


53 Restaurants will be showcasing and offering great food and tastes throughout the weekend- including Sanders Candy and
Vince & Joe's Gourmet Market. An array of food will be presented with no food item costing more than $5.

This is a serious "destination" event. Will I see you there?


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Comment by Lois Songer on August 29, 2010 at 10:02pm
Connie...... I would so love to come up and see you and Lisa....... but the timing was off this year.... we are coming to Ohio the 2nd week in Sept. I wish you both lots of success and huge amounts of energy to get you through! All best! Lois
Comment by Kim O'Hara Clay Designs on August 30, 2010 at 7:39pm
What is the booth fee for this event?
Comment by Connie Mettler on August 31, 2010 at 12:49pm
$475 for 3 1/2 days -- anticipated attendance well over 200,000. We're crossing our fingers for a beautiful weekend and the streets filled with art lovers.
Comment by Barry Bernstein on September 2, 2010 at 12:45am
The one bad thing about doing AB & E is that if you are doing the show, you end up missing the music, which is outstanding this year. There is so much great music that even if I wasn't doing the show, it would be hard to see all the fantastic acts. In particular, the Sunday evening performers on the Citizens Bank Stage, which is acoustic stage has, starting at 5 PM, Rachael Davis followed by Teddy Richards, and then Jan Krist. I'm going to try to find a way to see Rachael Davis, who is fantastic. How does one chose between The Twistin Tarantulas, the Saturday night main act at the Soaring Eagle Resort Stage and Kenny Wayne Shepard on the National Stage? I could go on and on...


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