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Music Stages


Music Stages


Three Music Stages To Pick From

What Ann Arbor event would be complete without music? The Ann Arbor Art Fair has three stages, in addition to the street performers scattered throughout the fair, with performances all four days to keep your ears pleased. 


The Art Fair Main Stage

Kerri Lynn Roche. Saturday, July 22nd. 6:30PM

Ann Arbor’s Keri Lynn Roche is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose edgy take on indie pop/rock, full-bodied vocals, and tongue-in-cheek delivery have made her a rising star. She caught the national spotlight as a contestant and returning alum in recent seasons of American Idol and has been steadily growing her fanbase, performing at well-known venues like The House of Blues. Her early influences included Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Katy Perry, and Ani Difranco, though she says, “I am constantly changing and experimenting. I like to play folk music, I can get gospel, I’m a pop princess and I grew up on alternative rock and grunge so it all is somehow intertwined in the music I write. The one thing that remains consistent is the honesty.” She recently released the single “Scar on My Heart,” and returns to The Art Fair Mainstage backed by a full band.

fountain stage

The Fountain Stage is a welcoming respite in the heart of Ingalls Mall. Featuring an eclectic mix of music and dance, the Fountain Stage offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy family-friendly performances and grab a bite to eat from the adjacent food court. From jazz to indie music, and drumming to contemporary modern dance, this stage has something for every appetite.

Located on Ingalls Mall, between East Washington Street and North University.

Click Here for the Complete Lineup


Ann arbor summer art fair stage

By partnering with The Ark and Pakmode, the Summer Art Fair Stage brings you a youthful eclectic mix of folk, funk, pop, rock and blues. 

Located in the Palio Parking lot on the corner of Main & William


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Art Activity Zone

Art Activity Zone


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Spend time at the Fair creating your own works of art in the Art Activity Zone, located on Ingalls Mall, near East Washington between Thayer and Fletcher.

This area is open Thurs. – Sat., 11am – 6pm and Sunday, noon – 6pm.


The following family-friendly art projects are open to all ages and free to the public:


Mixed- Media Mosaics

Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA)

Mosaics date back 4000 years and have been used in almost every way possible since. Tap into your historic side and develop a mosaic you can display.



Legoland Discovery Center

Builders of every age can let your imagination run wild. Build your own creations with LEGO® bricks, and help build art murals that will be permanently displayed at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan.  



Clay Work Studio

Get your hands moving in clay to make your own pinch pot and decorate it with simple tools such as chopsticks, forks, combs, and more.


Fantastic Figurines

Cranbrook Art Museum

Create your own modernist models inspired by designer Alexander Girard's wooden dolls. Participants can design, paint, and embellish their own wooden figurines while looking at some of Girard’s designs for inspiration.


Dancing Dinosaurs

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Build a dinosaur puppet that can dance, stomp and chomp! Also, check out some dinosaur specimens from our museum.


Multiple Art Activities

Flipside Art Studio

Invent, create, and innovate as Flipside Art Studio artists transform the Art Activity Zone into a lab where colorful creations will come to life.  Each day is something new! It’s ArtSplosions!



Artist Demonstrations

Artist Demonstrations

Artist Demonstrations


Click here for the complete Demo Zone schedule. 

Chalk with David zinn

Located on Liberty and Fifth Ave - Recognized globally for his clever and improvised chalk street art, Ann Arbor’s own David Zinn will be creating his original temporary work at Liberty and 5th Avenue.

You can watch him work live on Thursday, July 20 and Sunday, July 23 from 1pm to 3pm.

Sidewalk chalk will be available for the duration of the show so that you can leave your own creative mark on the Ann Arbor Art Fair.


Special Activities

Special Activities



Join Tesla on State Street at South University to explore their first-ever mobile

gallery and experience the ground breaking features of Model S or Model X. Tesla product specialists will

be on hand to answer questions and give you a taste of what life is like with a Tesla.


Located on State Street and North University - Cooling Misting Station Presented by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Ongoing – Located on State Street at South University

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions presents a cooling misting station highlighting amazing water features found in Africa and translated at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Centers in Sandusky.

Stop by, cool down and view the beautiful display.

Michigan lottery

Located on State Street and William - Play Fast Cash from the Michigan Lottery. It’s a

new series of instant-win games with progressive jackpots and lots of great games. Located on State

Street near William. It’s a whole new way to play!

Bichini Bia Congolese Dancers presented by Kalahari Resorts

These amazing dancers will bring a lot of energy and a faraway vibe to the street and various venues at the fair.

Find them on Saturday and Sunday as follows:

Saturday: 10am at Fountain Stage, 11:30am on the Street at State & South University, 1pm at Main & Liberty Streets

Sunday: 2:30pm at Main & Liberty Streets, 3:45pm at State & South University, 5pm at Fountain Stage.