Art Around Town

Explore local arts events!

Ann Arbor and U-M have a vibrant art scene with a constant array of arts events. Check out this page for weekly recommendations of our 5 Picks of the Week that we think you shouldn’t miss and resources on how to find and attend events.

5 Picks of the Week

  • Downtown Ann Arbor
  • July 18-20
Art Fair

FREE

The Ann Arbor Classic is back! Over a vibrant three-day extravaganza, the largest juried art fair nationwide will showcases the talents of nearly 1,000 artists, spanning an impressive 30-city-block footprint throughout downtown Ann Arbor.

Check it out!

  • Downtown Ann Arbor
  • July 16, 5pm
Paint the Town

FREE

Party with your local Annarborites before the visitors of Art Fair storm the town. This event will feature live music, activities, chalk art, and more!

Check it out!

  • Briarwood Mall
  • July 18-21
Garden Bros Nuclear Circus

Enjoy a fully immersive virtual reality experience packed with breathtaking special effects, along with 5 rings bursting with excitement.

Get your tickets now!

  • Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
  • July 12-13
Celtic Festival

FREE

A wide range of bands and dance troupes will keep your toes tapping, your hands clapping, and your Celtic spirits high! There will be traditional highland games, weavers, and Celtic food!

Learn more!

  • 221 N. Main St;
  • July 12-14
Vacancy Art Market

FREE

Check out Vacancy A2 for a student arts market! At Vacancy, artists have more control of their work and how it is sold to the public. The Gallery and the Gift-shop meet to provide a real cultural experience to all.

Check out Vacancy A2!

Additional Resources

Arts Info

Sign up for Arts Info to receive weekly recommendations of arts events to check out, plus other helpful resources, student arts opportunities, and more!

Passport to the Arts

Pick up a new Passport ticket voucher every two weeks, and exchange it for a FREE or DISCOUNTED ticket to a great selection of events!

Ticket Deals

See a list of spots around Ann Arbor that offer discounted tickets for students.

[art]seen

Our [art]seen writers review arts events on and around campus, sharing their thoughts and experiences on live music, film screenings, dance performances, theatre productions, and art exhibitions.

Downtown Ann Arbor Walking Tour

This self-guided art tour will welcome you to the rich arts culture that the downtown area has to offer. We highlight places we think you should know about and give you some hints for fun things to spot along the way!