There’s a new and exciting option on the holiday gift-giving horizon this season when the Guild of Artists and Artisans, the producers of the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, introduce the new Holiday Art Fair Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16, at the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center in Ypsilanti. The holiday show features 100 jury-selected artists offering their original artwork in jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, mixed media, fiber and more.
“We are delighted to be able to be part of the thriving art scene in Ypsilanti and hope our art fair becomes a not-to-be-missed annual event enjoyed by the community,” says Max Clayton, The Guild’s executive director. “The Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center is a beautiful setting for the fair, and being on the campus of EMU has given us the opportunity to showcase students in EMU’s department of art. It is our distinct pleasure to host the EMU Student Art Gallery as part of this event and to provide fairgoers the opportunity to purchase unique works of art from our jury-selected artists – making it a holiday to remember.”
The Holiday Art Fair will also feature a children’s gift-making station. Youngsters will have the opportunity to make a “snow globe” and decorate a gift bag – creating their own unique work of art, a memorable gift for a favorite family member or best friend.
There will also be a men’s only lounge – affectionately called the “man cave” – located in the sky box suite, where gentlemen can relax, watch TV and enjoy items from the concession stand. A chance for a brief break as their significant others shop the fair, the concession stand will be open during all hours of the fair and will offer food, coffee, beer and wine.
Thanks to sponsor Reinhart Realtors, fairgoers can receive a $2 discount on the entrance fee when they bring along a new or gently used coat that will be donated to charity (one donated coat per ticket).
The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. Admission is $5; children, 12 and younger, are free. Parking is free. The Eastern Michigan Convocation Center is located at 799 N. Hewitt Road in Ypsilanti with easy access from US 23.
For more information about the Holiday Art Fair, visit http://www.HolidayArtFAir.com or call 734-662-3382.