Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The annual art festival will take place Saturday and Sunday on South Old Woodward Avenue in downtown Birmingham.
Common Ground's 38th Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair returns to downtown Birmingham this weekend, featuring artwork from a variety of Birmingham-area and Metro Detroit artists. Produced in association with the Guild of Artists and Artisans, the fair will spotlight artwork from more than 160 juried artists and artisans, most of which will be available for purchase. Art on display includes ceramics, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography and more. The fair is a major fundraiser for Common Ground, a nonprofit emergency help line for adults, youths and families in crisis. To raise funds, the group will be holding an auction throughout the weekend, with artwork donated by participating artists. Looking to buy super-local? See the …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Common Ground's 37th annual Street Art Fair brought more than 160 artists to the streets of Birmingham last weekend, each with his or her own unique style. Let's meet some of them.
Common Ground's 37th annual Street Art Fair invaded the streets of Birmingham last weekend, with more than 160 artists from Metro Detroit and the Midwest setting up camp on South Old Woodward and Merrill Street. Patch checked out the action Saturday with our Viewfinder: 150 Artists' Booths Line the Streets of Birmingham. We also spoke with several of the artists about their work and why they create. Featured in our video interviews are:
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The annual Birmingham Street Art Fair is underway downtown this weekend.
Birmingham’s 37thAnnual Street Art Fair, located on Merrill and Old Woodward Streets, drew more than 150 artists from all over the United States exhibiting ceramics, jewelry, paintings, photography, glass, sculptures and more Saturday. With sunny weather holding strong all day, the crowd continued to grow with attendees of all ages. A special children’s activity zone featuring hands-on projects offered by the Detroit Institute of Arts and wheelchairs provided on site by Wright and Filippis are also available. Proceeds from the event will help support Common Ground, an Oakland County nonprofit that provides emergency help for families in crisis. A special silent auction that featured work donated by artists present at the Fair also …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Temperatures will be in the mid- to-high 60s Saturday and Sunday.
If you remember to do one thing when you're heading out this weekend, it's bring an umbrella. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to be the mid- to upper-60s during the day with a 40 percent chance of showers both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the high will be 65 degrees with a 40 percent chance of showers, so make sure you bring a rain jacket should you be heading to Common Ground's Street Art Fair, both Saturday and Sunday on South Old Woodward Avenue and Merrill Street. Also on Saturday is Don Thomas Sporthaus's third annual Rail Jam, with skateboarders and snowboarders showing their moves in the grassy triangle south of the 555 building. On Sunday, it should be a little warmer, with a high near 69…
Friday, September 23, 2011
More than 160 juried artists and artisans will take over the streets of downtown Birmingham this weekend to raise funds for social agency.
Common Ground's 37th annual Birmingham Street Art Fair will take over the streets of downtown Birmingham this Saturday and Sunday. Produced in association with the Guild of Artists and Artisans, the fair will feature more than 160 juried artists and artisans whose works be on display and available for purchase. Included will be ceramics, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and photography. In addition, the fair — formerly known as Art in the Park, named for its former home in Shain Park — returns this year to South Old Woodward Avenue. Booths will line the center of the street and face outward this year. Downtown merchants complained that last year's layout, when the booths lined the street and faced inward, reduced pedestrian traffic to their …