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Posted on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 3:05 p.m.

Photos from Day 3: State Street Area Art Fair

By Melanie Maxwell

Day 3 of the 4-day Ann Arbor Art Fair saw temperatures fall a bit from Thursday, but it was stlll plenty hot. The fairgoers still turned out, though, despite the threat of the inevitable Art Fair rainstorm.

Photographer Melanie Maxwell captured these images, focusing on the State Street corridor — the State Street Area Art Fair and the Summer Art Fair:

The Art Fair continues through 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, check out our logistical lowdown, the Mega-Guide to all our coverage, and the latest Art Fair headlines.

Melanie Maxwell is a photographer for She can be reached at Follow photography on Facebook at Photo and on Twitter at @AnnArborPhoto.


Ann English

Sat, Jul 23, 2011 : 11:18 p.m.

I don't remember the rain pictured in these slides. No reporting on such rain on any one day, either. Was any of it on Thursday, the hottest day of the year so far? I wish the rain had been as heavy as it looks in the photos over a wider area. First it was the red maple tree being UPROOTED, and now this rain; very localized weather. I was out driving last week, but not around the UM campus area.


Sat, Jul 23, 2011 : 9:42 p.m.

This is why I stopped going a few years ago. The dogs and the kids in strollers! What in the world was she thinking? And she's smiling, like she's doing them a favor!


Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 10:27 p.m.

My thoughts exactly when I saw this photo. If only she was carrying some "art-on-a-stick" she would have been the epitome of everything I hate about Art Fair.


Fri, Jul 22, 2011 : 10:15 p.m.

I love how, every year, they say "leave the dogs and strollers at home, please". Then I see a picture of a woman with TWO dogs IN a stroller! *smacks forehead* This is why Townies hate Art Fair.

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Sat, Jul 23, 2011 : 3:30 a.m.

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