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Art Fair, Day 1

22. July 2004 • Rob Goodspeed
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Overheard:

“Honey, isn’t this wonderful?”—Wife to male partner

“All these crazy people and their crazy ideas”—Random guy on nonprofit row on Liberty to nobody in particular

Child (whining): “I really want to go back to the Bus.”
Mother: “We’re going to do a couple more”
Child: “Mooooommm!”

“That’s kind of creepy – Now I’m really starting to get scared!”—Midwestern art patron checking out a booth

“I’m buying a water soon for sure.”—Thirsty woman

Spotted:

“There are more pressing issues, but none more fun”—Sign hanging on the booth of a SE Michigan Nudist Group on Liberty

Megiddido Peace Project booth staffed by Al Haber

Yuppies cooing over brightly painted pottery while nearby a stunning abstract artist sits in her empty tent reading a book.

Mongolian BBQ’s “Mongo Man” strolling main street

Booth with A/C Unit (jewelry seller on Liberty near Thompson)

> AANews: “After Day 1, artists say business looking good Crowds turn out for fairs
> AANews: “Art fairs win high marks”
> Links to all the Art Fairs:

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the original (45 yrs)
734.994.5260
www.artfair.org

State Street Area Art Fair (37 yrs)
734.663.6511
www.a2state.com

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair (34 yrs)
734.662.3382
www.michiganguild.org

Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair (5 yrs)
734.663.5300
www.a2southu.com

The Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB)
734.995.7281; 800.888.9487
www.annarbor.org

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA)
734.973.6500
www.theride.org

Main Street Area Association
734.668.7112
www.mainstreetannarbor.org



  1. “Yuppies cooing over brightly painted pottery while nearby a stunning abstract artist sits in her empty tent reading a book.”

    A stunning abstract artist—yeah, and the art wasn’t bad, either! :)
       —Brian    Jul. 22 '04 - 04:08PM    #