One of the area's two large, annual art shows comes to Birmingham this Memorial Day weekend: the 31st annual , sponsored by the Guild of Artists and Artisans and the .
, Art Birmingham will be returning to its central spot in and around Shain Park this year, with more than 175 local and national artists participating in the two-day fair.
Will you be heading downtown to check out and perhaps pick up a new piece of art? Here's what you need to know before you go:
- When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
- Where: and the surrounding streets
- Cost: Free
- Parking: Street parking is available for $1 an hour. Parking in the city's garages is free for the first two hours, then $1 an hour after that. Parking — both in the garages and on the street — is free on Sundays.
- Street closures: The streets surrounding Shain Park — including Martin Street, Bates Street and Henrietta Street — will be closed until Sunday evening.
- More information: Visit www.theguild.org/art-fairs/art-birmingham or www.facebook.com/ArtBirminghamFineArtFair.
More than 175 artists from Michigan and around the country will have their artwork on display at Art Birmingham. Here's a look at some the artists from Oakland County and where you can find them at the fair:Artist City Medium Booth Number Beth North Birmingham Jewelry 130 Carole Berhorst Bloomfield Hills Clay 61 Veronika Braskavsky Bloomfield Township Fiber 137 Lucia Lucas Bloomfield Township Mixed Media 112 Julia McGrath West Bloomfield Painting 32 Alice Ham Berkley Clay 160 Marcia Hovland Royal Oak Clay 70 Gretchen Kramp Royal Oak Clay 116 Paddy Skwira Royal Oak Clay 176 Sooney Kadouh Royal Oak Photography 162 Tim Gralewski Royal Oak Printmaking 25 Maria Olivia Tyra Clawson Drawing 5 Mike Natzke Clawson Photography 118 Cynthia LaMaide Rochester Fiber 97 Diane Sicheneder Rochester Painting 92 Dave Dinsdale Rochester Hills Photography 156 James Parker Rochester Hills Photography 105 Bob Daily Rochester Hills Wood 177 Michele Sapp Farmington Hills Fiber 101 John Fitzpatrick Ferndale Glass 89 Paul Wood Troy Photography 40 Carmen Kennedy White Lake Glass
3Phil Dimmer White Lake Painting
164John Krieger White Lake Painting
65Charlotte Lodico Oakland Township Jewelry 24
For a complete list of the artists at Art Birmingham, visit the Guild of Artists and Artisans.