Storm shortens day three for most artists; Tally Hall concert moved
By 7:15 p.m. the rain had mostly moved off. Most artists did not reopen after the storm, although a handful did.
Hardest hit seemed to be the South University Art Fair, where director Maggie Ladd said the Yourist Gallery collective area sustained some damage. A few jewelers’ booths also came down, but no one was hurt.
At the Summer Art Fair, director Debra "Max" Clayton said one booth on Main Street was affected by the storm and that things were basically shut down for the night.
Both Kathy Krick of the State Street Area Art Fair and Maureen Riley of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair reported little to no damage and no injuries. Krick noted that the artists are accustomed to even worse weather, so this closure was not difficult.
The fairs reopen from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday for the final day of the event.
Chrysta Cherrie and Bob Needham contributed to this story.