Art fair returns to Birmingham September 18-19
In a return to pre-pandemic normalcy, Common Ground's 47th Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair will once again be held in downtown Birmingham, on S. Old Woodward Avenue around Haynes Street, on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19.
The popular art fair, by the Guild of Artists & Artisans, returns this year after having to be cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moving from Shain Park back to the streets of Birmingham, this year’s fair will stretch down the end of S. Old Woodward.
The event includes approximately 100 artists, featuring jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more. Many featured artists are returning to the streets of Birmingham, including Ann Arbor leather artist Anke Eichstaedt-Trampler; Harbor Springs painter Kevin Barton; jeweler Julie Billups of Ada, Michigan; and artist/painter Paul Fletcher of Westlake, Ohio.
New artists joining the show include sculptor Pamela Day of Brighton, and mixed-media 2-D artist Kennth Kudulis of Chattanooga, Tennessee. A complete list of participating artists is available at BirminghamStreetArtFair.com.
In addition to high-quality art, there will be exciting live music performances, children's art activities and various food trucks.
The event is an annual fundraiser for Common Ground, a non-profit organization that has been helping people in need for over 45 years. As an organization that exists to help move people from crisis to hope, Common Ground’s partnership with The Guild has proven that the arts can bring vital awareness to human issues. The fair includes a silent auction tent filled with artwork to bid on which directly benefits Common Ground.
In order to accommodate for COVID-19, there will be 10-feet between all artists booths to allow for social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, and fair goers are encouraged to wear face masks.