Artists from all over the nation will be selling their creations in the highly selective booths of about 175. Ann Arbor's fair was first established in 1960 and has been growing in attendees ever since with last year being at about 500,000.
Each year the fair features an artist and sells a poster and t-shirts with the current theme. I like this year's poster:
I have to admit that I don't think that deeply when looking at art and would probably hang this in my laundry room. I do, however, like the simple art and it's always fun to see the new poster each year.
In the past, I have purchased several great items at this art fair. Most of them have been pottery. Here are a few of the examples of what I have found:
Two more items I found go perfectly in my living room and coordinate well with my wild and crazy rug:
You can see that this little tray on my end table coordinates with the rug below:
So, needless to say, I am excited to see what I can find this year that will practically be custom made. I normally don't find items in a store so unique and I now know why the Ann Arbor art fair was voted number one in the country by American Style magazine in 2004. And, since then it has been in the top ten fairs and festivals every year. The fact that the jury process is highly selective leads to great quality art for the consumer.
If you get a chance, make sure to visit Ann Arbor, Michigan and their annual art fair.