1st Annual Midtown Art Fair

Michigan Arts Access is excited to be hosting the first annual Midtown Art Fair in Detroit. The event will be held on the corner of Kirby St. and John R in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center and will host 40 visual artist booths, representing a wide variety of media. The Midtown Art Fair will also feature music provided by Detroit legend, DJ Bruce Bailey, an Art Action Experience with Detroit visual artist, Daniel Cascardo, food trucks and creative activities for kids.

This is an inclusive event. Artists with disabilities will be feature in the show, and people of all ages with disabilities are encouraged to attend. Michigan Arts Access is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all proceeds from the Midtown Art Fair will go to support their arts programs for children, youth and adults with disabilities.

Details

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022

Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Location: 111 East Kirby St., Detroit, MI 48202

Number of Artists Accepted: 40

Deadline for Artist Applications: June 17

Artist Booth Fee: $175 ($225 after the June 17 deadline)

Other Features

Bruce Bailey and his special guest artists will be performing from 2 – 9 pm. BB is one of the original greats of Detroit DJ Royalty and has one of the most respected resumes in the business. He has opened for the Jacksons, played a Superbowl set for LeBron James, and recently performing for President Joe Biden.

The Art Action Experience is an interactive mural making process for adults and children of all ages. Artist Daniel Cascardo uses black paint to create a variety of abstract and symbiotic imagery on canvas or three dimensional surfaces, usually to the rhythm of music.  Once completed people are invited to add color, pattern, shapes, and other visual elements to the surface.  The surface is transformed into a “snapshot of the moment” in a real time interactive art event.