Art Hop brings together 69 artists in 40 venues on the west side of Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, MI – The biannual Art Hop is coming to the western part of Ann Arbor on October 16-17.
Art Hop, which began in 2012, takes participants around homes on the west side of Ann Arbor to see a variety of local artists. The event takes place twice a year – once in summer and once in autumn.
This year, 69 artists are participating in around 40 venues, which are typically porches and garages hosted by residents and local organizations. Participating artists use a variety of media, including woodblock printing, glasswork, and painters, among others.
“We have a lot of different media,” said co-founder and organizer Sophie Grillet.
The different places are set up in such a way that participants can take a circular path around them, said Grillet.
Art Hop was originally created to give artists an inexpensive opportunity to exhibit and sell their art. The registration fee for Art Hop is between $ 40 and $ 55, depending on whether an artist is new or returning.
“We wanted something inexpensive for the artists,” said Grillet.
The artists are also hosted by local residents, so no tent is required.
“Which means people who couldn’t afford an art fair can participate,” Grillet added. “It’s nice to be there for these artists.
Although the event is mostly held outdoors and all performers should be vaccinated, Art Hop is asking attendees to wear masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Westside Art Hop will be open on October 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on October 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Visit the event website for more information or check out a map of the venues in the days leading up to Art Hop.
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