Moving Pictures: Art Fairs in Metro Detroit

The art and culture festivals we’ve come to love over the years are back this summer. Communities throughout southeast Michigan are offering the following events. Follow the links for up-to-date info on how to enjoy these local happenings.

Art In The Park – July 7-9, 2023. This Plymouth staple will showcase thousands of pieces of original artwork from 400+ artists from the United States and Canada.

Wyandotte Street Art Fair – July 12-15, 2023. Going strong since 1961, the Wyandotte Street Art Fair spans six blocks filled with art, music, food and activities for all ages.

Ann Arbor Art Fair – July 20-22, 2023. Ann Arbor’s downtown campus and retail areas are filled with hundreds of contemporary and traditional artists during this four-day event. Expect a mix of innovative and modern art forms as well as older crafts, such as ceramics and wood.

Sterlingfest – July 27-29, 2023. Held at Dodge Park in Sterling Heights, this event’s unique combination of arts and crafts, music, food and fun results in three days of sun-drenched, summertime delight.

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show – July 29-30, 2023. This West Bloomfield show is a Michigan summer staple you won’t want to miss. Expect beautiful art, a wonderful crowd and tons of awesome nearby food.

Allen Park Street Fair – August 4-5, 2023. Discover Downriver at the Allen Park Street Fair. You’ll find food, live entertainment, craft stands and more at this annual neighborhood celebration.

Belle Isle Art Fair – August 5-6, 2023. Don’t miss this new juried art fair that will be held on Detroit’s Belle Isle. More than 80 artists will display their works near the James Scott Memorial Fountain.

Arts, Beats & Eats – September 1-3, 2023. This annual Royal Oak event is an entertainment, crafts and fare-filled summer festival that’s fun for the whole family. Look for D-Rover at this event and get more information about other attractions in metro Detroit.

Art & Apples Festival – September 8-10, 2023. A place where the art of the apple pie and other delicious apple eats are appreciated. But apples aren’t the only thing celebrated at this festival. Artists from across the land meet in Rochester to display their oil paintings, metal art, fine photography and hand-created pieces. 

Funky Ferndale Art Fair – September 22-24, 2023. This event promises to be twice as funky as the average art fair with more than 100 juried artists and 30 authors at the corner of Nine Mile and Woodward.