ANN ARBOR –
If you have ever searched for that perfect accent item, or piece of furniture to complete your living room, look no further. The Ann Arbor Antiques Market will have thousands of items from hundreds of vendors, each of them dedicated collectors and dealers in their particular specialty.
The Ann Arbor Antiques Market began in 1968 by Ann Arbor resident and antique enthusiast Margaret Brusher. The first few years were modest affairs, held at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market. After the explosion of interest in Americana antiques with the 1976 bi-centennial, the Ann Arbor Antiques Market expanded rapidly, and soon became one of the nation’s most well-known antique shows. Now in its 42nd year, the Market hosts two-day shows once a month from April to October. The shows are at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, spread out over seven buildings and numerous tent canopies.
“We pride ourselves on being a Michigan-based business and in the extremely high quality of our antiques and collectibles,” said event organizer Lynn Supinger, adding that the exhibitors come from all over the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
The next show will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 14 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.annarborantiquesmarket.com.