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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 PIZZA HOUSE Main Stage

Kerri Lynn Roche. Saturday, July 21st. 7:30PM

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 bit to eat from the adjacent food court.  From jazz to indie music 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 Presented by the ark

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.  At The Ark, performers and audiences connect in a state-of-the-art listening room for an intimate music experience. We’re excited to bring a sampling of what we do year-round outside to the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Stage!

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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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.


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


Punk Posters! – Cranbrook Art Museum
Design and stamp your own original band posters inspired by their current exhibition, “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986.”

Clay Creations – Clay Work Studio
Experiment with clay and build anything you dream while experienced instructors help you through the creative process. Clay donated by Rovin Ceramics.

Stabiles – Detroit Institute of Arts
Make a unique piece of art inspired by the geometric sculptures of artists like Alexander Calder and Mark di Suvero.

Wool Felting Fun – Flipside Art Studio
Create a wet felted snake, a felt geode or a simple piece of abstract art, all with natural wool.

Insect Inspirations – University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Build an insect costume while learning what it takes to be a bug.  Also, take a moment to meet their giant cockroach!




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 19th and Sunday, July 22nd 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

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Ann Arbor distilling spirits garden

Be sure to swing by Ann Arbor Distilling Company's "Spirits Garden" on Liberty between Main Street and 4th Avenue where you can sample a cocktail featuring award winning spirits and other handmade ingredients, all sourced from here in the State of Michigan. Meet our dedicated staff and learn more about the distillery, artisanal spirits and our goal to provide nothing less than the best cocktail experience you have ever had.


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!