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Posted on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 1:50 p.m.

Images from Ann Arbor Art Fair 2013: State Street Area Art Fair

By Melanie Maxwell

The Ann Arbor Art Fair got back into action Wednesday, with crowds of visitors lining downtown streets.

These photos come from the State Street Area Art Fair, one of the four fairs that run concurrently. The fair continues through Saturday; find full coverage here.


Nicholas Urfe

Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 11:15 p.m.

Looks like a large crowd.

Nicholas Urfe

Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 9:58 p.m.

Maybe it's just the lens, but I don't recall the people at art fair being... so big.


Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 9:18 p.m.

Wondering how to get in contact with Artful Furnishings of Farmington Hills - love the State of Michigan coasters - I live in PA so cant go to the Art Fair this year.

Melanie Maxwell

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 2:09 p.m.

Hi Bradmat, I just checked his business card. He has an Etsy store: Robert also mentioned that his Michigan shaped coasters are a popular seller!


Thu, Jul 18, 2013 : 12:42 a.m.

Brad - see if they have a website - sometimes there is link from listings in artists listing


Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 9:11 p.m.

How about pictures of the Original Art Fair? That and the South U area have some beautiful and talented stuff.

Bob Needham

Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 9:49 p.m.

Definitely. Our photographers will focus on one fair each day.


Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 8:28 p.m.

there is no S. Thompson st. in Ann Arbor. For there to be a S. Thompson st., there would have to be a N. Thompson st. and that would have to be north of Huron. Thompson st. is only three or four blocks long, running between Liberty and Packard. You'd think that these writers would have figured out how this town is laid out by now. Bad enough they confuse fourth avenue with fourth st. all the time. BTW, there is no S. fourth st., either. But there IS both a north & south fourth avenue. Go figure.


Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 9:38 p.m.

Or, should I say, "an 1853"? :-)


Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 9:36 p.m.

Melanie, I looked online at a 1853 map. It's just "Thompson". I was curious because I was married on that street. You made a teeny- weeny mistake; that's fine by me. In the bigger picture, thank you for the great article!

Melanie Maxwell

Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 8:48 p.m.

Interesting, I was using the official map for reference while writing my captions. Anyone aware if there was ever a north and south Thompson?


Wed, Jul 17, 2013 : 6:48 p.m.

I'm enjoying the picture updates, thank you! It's tough being at my work desk when I'd like to be out and about the art fair. Thanks for the photos, please continue posting them.