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Music Stages


Music Stages


Two Music Stages To Pick From

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


Fountain Stage

Located on Ingalls Mall between E. Washington and N. University

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 to contemporary modern dance, this stage has something for every appetite.

Thursday, July 18

11 am: Kira Grace, singers/songwriter

Noon: Rob Norum, acoustic soloist

1 pm: WCC Dancers, ballet, jazz and hip-hop dance

2 pm: Carly Keyes, acoustic singer/songwriter

3 pm: Bob Hausler, acoustic soloist

4 pm: Carly Bins, singer/songwriter

5 pm: Timothy Monger, Indie-folk-rock singer/songwriter

6 pm: Camila Ballario, singer/songwriter

Friday, July 19

11 am: After Blue, acoustic duo

Noon: Ki5, live vocal looper

1 pm: Ceolsige, singer/songwriter

2 pm: Jodie Randolph Dance, contemporary dance

3 pm: Agenda 21, Reggae-inspired conscious music

4 pm: Elena Hirsch, pop singer/songwriter

5 pm: Keynote Sisters, acoustic duo

6 pm: Angela Predhomme, singer/songwriter


Saturday, July 20

11 am: Mike Gatien, piano

Noon: Mike Rupprecht, solo pianist

1 pm: Warehouse Cloggers, clogger dance

2 pm: Cosmic, acoustic duo

3 pm: Paper Bags, Indie-folk-rock and blues

4 pm: Na Wahine O Ke Anuenue, Polynesian dance

5 pm: Jazz Bums, American jazz standards

6 pm: Anthony Retka, Detroit singer/songwriter

Sunday, July 21

Noon: Kirk Brown, acoustic soloist

1 pm: Arts in Motion, performance dance

2 pm: Beach Daisy, alternative pop rock

3 pm: Mary Collins, Indie-folk-rock singer/songwriter

4 pm: Izzy Wallace, singer/songwriter 

the stage on main, in partnership with the ark

The Stage on Main, in partnership with The Ark, will feature a sampling of traditional and contemporary live music The Ark is a non-profit organization presenting the best of traditional and contemporary live music in downtown Ann Arbor over 300 nights each year.

Located in the Palio restaurant parking lot on the corner of Main & William

Thursday, July 18:  6 – 9 pm

OPEN STAGE IN THE OPEN AIR – Join our host, Ann Arbor 107one’s John Bommarito. Sign up to perform at the table near the stage starting at 5:30 pm.

Friday, July 19: 4:30 – 9 pm

4:30-5:30 pm: Royal Wood

6 – 7 pm: Lula Wiles

7:30 – 9 pm: Smooth Hound Smith

Saturday, July 20: 4:30 – 9 pm

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Freddy and Francine

6 – 7 pm: Oshima Brothers

7:30 – 9:30 pm: The RFD Boys

Sunday, July 21: Noon – 4 pm

Details being finalized.

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Art Activity Zone

Art Activity Zone



Create your own works of art in the Art Activity Zone, located on Ingalls Mall, near E. 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:

Simple Adornments – Detroit Institute of Arts

An adornment is any type of accessory, ornament, or jewelry worn by someone to enhance their beauty or status. They can be worn to define cultural, social or religious status, or to embellish, enhance or distinguish the wearer. Adornment items have also been used by warriors and military members to show achievement or rank. These items are usually colorful and designed to attract attention. Create and take home your own.

Clay, Play, Create – Clay Work Studio

Ceramic art is a term used to describe decorative objects made out of clay or similar natural materials. In some cases, these objects may be functional such as tiles, cups, bowls, and tea pots. Experiment with clay and build anything you wish from a pinch pot to an animal shape while experienced instructors help you through the creative process. Clay donated by Rovin Ceramics.


CAPS! Community Awareness Plastic Solutions – University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Eighty percent of the plastic debris polluting our waterways, originated on land. Plastic trash gets picked up by the wind or washes out to sea from our beaches, streets and highways.  This is a participatory art mural. Participants will help to create a large mural from recycled materials that will emphasize the issue of plastic in our waterways. The mural will be displayed at the museum in November.


Artist Demonstrations

Artist Demonstrations

Artist Demonstrations


Demo Zone - Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original

Peek into the creative process as our artists demonstrate how they develop their unique works of art.  The Art Demo Zone is located under the big maples on N. University near Hill Auditorium.





Chalk the walk 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 catch him sketching his globally-known chalk characters on Thursday, July 18th and Sunday, July 21st from 1-3pm.

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


L.L. Bean’s S’more out of summer

L.L. Bean is landing at the Ann Arbor Art Fair to get S’more out of Summer! The iconic L.L. Bean Boot Mobile will be on-site on South University with games, giveaways and prizes. Plus, stop by and grab their “Guide to Getting S’more Out of Summer,” designed with inspirational activities to enjoy everything that summer has to offer.

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We welcome back Tess Marhofer as she recreates Self-Portrait with Bonito, 1941, by Frida Kahlo. Painted shortly after her father’s death, Kahlo’s self-portrait represents her grief; dressed in all black and depicted without her usual jewelry or floral adornment. Additionally, the parrot on her shoulder, Bonito, had recently passed. Juxtaposed on a back- ground full of life, this piece follows a common “life and death” theme prevalent in many of Kahlo’s paintings. Tess will be working on this chalk drawing throughout the Art Fair. Located on Ingalls Mall.

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the cookie dough cafe

Satisfy all your senses with beautiful art & delicious cookie dough! Stop by The Cookie Dough Cafe Tasting Tour Truck for FREE cookie dough, located on E. Washington Street at the end of Ingalls Mall.

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!

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Interested in a refreshing, exquisite tea without the caffeine? Be sure to visit the Pure Leaf® booth at the corner of Main and Liberty to sample our new line of real brewed Pure Leaf® Herbal Iced Teas. Flavors include Mango Hibiscus, Peach Hibiscus, Cherry Hibiscus and Organic Passionfruit & Pineap- ple Hibiscus flavor. While you are there, you and your friends can have your photo taken in our hibiscus garden photo booth and bring home an inspiring memento of your day at the Ann Arbor Art Fair!

Mr. B’s Boogie-Woogie Piano Lounge

2019 marks the 40th consecutive year of Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, entertaining Art Fair crowds with his unique blues and boogie-woogie piano music. Visit Mark and friends in the N. University Piano Lounge and experience this remarkable musician first-hand. Mr. B plays all day, every day!