As quick as the weather changes in Michigan, organizers of the Ann Arbor Art Fair have made a quick turn around and have decided to go ahead with the big event this year.

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In a statement, organizers announced that the directors of the the three fairs that comprise the Ann Arbor Art Fair, have made the decision to move forward with this year’s 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair. That decision will include th Ann Arbor Street Fair, The Original; the Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair; and the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.

It was just a few weeks ago that the announcement was made that the annual event would be canceled for a second year in a row due to concerns over COVID-19 safety at the event.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer's recent announcement of the lifting of restrictions helped pave the way for the art fair to take place.

"In light of the recent announcement lifting the restrictions on outdoor events, the Fair Directors met with city officials, and the local health department and decided that a safe and successful event could be achieved after all."

The event, however, will look a little different this year. This year the Ann Arbor Art Fair will be three days rather than its originally planned four The dates will be Thursday July 15 - Saturday July 17. The even will also include more space between booths to allow for social distancing, masks will be encouraged, and hand sanitizing stations will be throughout the fair.

The annual event, which is the nation’s largest Art Fair, usually draws close to half a million attendees over it's usual four day event. The Ann Arbor Art Fair features more than 1,000 artists and covers 30 city blocks in downtown Ann Arbor.

 

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