Plymouth’s Art in the Park, the second largest art fair in Michigan behind Grand Rapids Art Prize, returns to Plymouth for its 35th celebration July 10-12, 2015. More than 400 artists from all over the country (and a number from Canada) will display their work to nearly 300,000 attendees.
Original artwork will be available for purchase – including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, mixed media, photography and folk art. Peruse the area around the fountain in Kellogg Park to see and purchase creations crafted by kids of all ages. Encourage these rising artists by visiting their booths!
Art in the Park commits to getting children creative and providing educational stimulation for their budding minds. The staple: a huge mural tackled by 1,000 kids every year. Other fun activities for the littlest ones in the family include face painting, glitter tattoos, sand art, balloons, candle making, henna body art, or they can have their caricatures drawn.
Adults can check out the mobile art studio Wine and Canvas, where artists will instruct participants through re-creating each day’s featured painting. At the end of the class, take your creation home.
Entertainment purveyors include jazz musician Ron Hark, the One Love Reggae Band and Jamaican native Jon Mel-O with his vibraphone.
Artist Kristen Dillenbeck-Anderson will create a 3-dimensional mural throughout the weekend, incorporating canvas, live human beings and paint. The living mural will be on display at the corner of Main Street and Ann Arbor Trail. Erin Dillenbeck and D & M Art Studio will also create a live art piece over the weekend. The street demonstration will be sketched with chalk at the intersection of Main and Penniman Avenue.
The entire family can stop by My Adventure Theater in Kellogg Park, where characters will be chosen from the audience, immediately costumed and narrated through adventures. Three shows play each day: noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday.
George Tait’s Living Statue and Princess Caroline, living displays, can also be found around the park, delighting audiences with stories.
Hours of operation are as follows:
- Friday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public and takes place in and around Kellogg Park, primarily down Main Street and Ann Arbor Trail.
Find all the details for the Plymouth Art in the Park – and even more things to do in metro Detroit this weekend – in the Metro Parent calendar. Plus, keep checking the calendar for even more art fairs in Michigan’s southeast region!