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Posted on Sat, Jul 16, 2011 : 3:46 p.m.

Images from Shadow Art Fair at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti

By Angela Cesere

Some 40 artists and vendors participated in the Shadow Art Fair in Ypsilanti on Saturday in what has become a popular celebration of art, crafts, music, beer and more. While last summer's event was spread across several sites, this year everything was brought back under one roof at the Corner Brewery. photographer Angela J. Cesere was there to capture these images:



Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 11:54 a.m.

Doesn't look like yuppie art to me. Looks like a lot of fun, playful and creative offerings. IS it still going on? If so, I agree - why the past tense? Something like this was a cause of concern to me recently when an event had a slideshow posted next to it that was captioned in past tense - way to kill an event! And thanks, all, for the info re: the Snyder donation... it *does* make a difference in future decision making, but it is their option to support whoever they want to. The Corner Brewery seems to do a lot of good things for the community, in spite of this surprising (to me) affiliation. At least they are Republicans who DO support the arts!!!!

Peter Baker

Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 4:47 p.m.

It went from noon to midnight on Saturday. This article, in past tense, was posted at 4pm, barely a third of the way through the entire event.

wolfman jack

Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 3:01 a.m.

After living around Ann Arbor, I can understand why republicans need a drink or two. How are those basic services doing ? You know : police, fire, trash. Oh, and in the city of trees : leaf pick-up ? The arts need support from the private sector. Hats off to AAB and the Corner Brewery for this event.


Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 7:11 a.m.

Yes, the arts do need support, and when people start complaining about ugly buildings being built, they only need to look back at policies that cut the art component out of construction. It could be as simple as alternating brick color people! Get a clue. Support it! Do any of you want a city of nondescript buildings?


Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 2:32 a.m.

An event with very narrow appeal, just the Ypsi yuppies. If you are not one of them, feel un-invited. The Corner Brewery is a haven for yuppies and Republicans, which are perhaps one in the same.


Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 10:06 a.m.

Really? I'm neither and I've held a mug there since it opened. Then again, they don't discriminate, so there is a possibility that both of those groups are represented.


Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 7:05 a.m.

Wow. I'm pretty poor and certainly not Republican but I felt welcome there. I like good beer and Depot Town in particular has that available. Is that Republican or Democrat, would you say? The last time I was at the Corner Brewery there wasn't a rep tie in sight - did we visit the same place?

Peter Baker

Sat, Jul 16, 2011 : 8:14 p.m.

Why the past tense? It's still going on!

Wolf's Bane

Sat, Jul 16, 2011 : 8:06 p.m.

FYI: The Corner Brewery is owned and operated by Ann Arbor Brewing Company. The Ann Arbor Brewing Company gave 5000 dollars to the Snyder Campaign. Just wanted to get that out here, since I think it is valid to let the folks in Ypsilanti know where their money is going. Cheers.

Jimmy McNulty

Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 11:31 a.m.

Great, thanks for the info. Now I feel even better about having beers there.


Sun, Jul 17, 2011 : 6:54 a.m.

So? Maybe this was just about art, not politics. Most artists I know are aware of issues and very well informed. I doubt it affects their art, and I doubt it affected their participation in this event. They are trying to make a living like all of us. I support artists wholeheartedly.