Road closures for 2015 Ann Arbor Art Fair and related events

This year’s Art Fair will be held July 15 – 18 and several streets that run through or next to campus will be closed beginning Sunday morning, July 12 for related events.  The first event is the Townie Party on Monday, July 13 from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM.  The Townie Party will close North University Avenue between South Thayer Street and Fletcher Street.  Setup for this event will begin on Sunday, July 12 at 9:00 AM.  The Ann Arbor Mile, “Dart for Art” race is also scheduled for Monday, July 13 beginning on South State Street.  The following streets will be closed from approximately 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday to accommodate this event:
  • South State Street between East Washington Street and Monroe Street
  • Monroe Street between South State Street and Tappan Street
  • South University Avenue between Tappan Street and South State Street
  • East Liberty Street between Maynard Street and South State Street
  • North University Avenue between South State Street and Thayer Street
The remainder of the impacted streets for the Art Fair will be closed for setup beginning on Tuesday morning, July 14.  Streets impacted are as follows:
  • Liberty Street​ from South Ashley Street to South State Street
  • South Thayer Street between East Washington Street and North University Avenue will have restricted access to the Kraus service lots C1 and C2 (permits required)
  • North University Avenue from South State Street to Fletcher Street
  • South State Street from East Washington Street to East Madison Street
  • East University Avenue from South University Avenue to Willard Street
  • South University Avenue from South State Street to South Forest Avenue
  • Church Street from south of the Church Street Parking Structure (525 Church Street) to Willard Street
  • Maynard Street from East Liberty Street to East Jefferson Street
  • East Jefferson Street from Maynard Street to Thompson Street
  • East William Street from South State Street to Thompson Street
  • Thompson Street – half a block south from East Liberty Street
  • South Main Street from East Huron Street to East William Street
  • East Washington Street will remain open to vehicle traffic this year between South Thayer Street and Fletcher Street, although all parking meters will be bagged
Art Fair hours will be Wednesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM till 6:00 PM.  Art Fair takedown will begin at 6:00 PM Saturday, July 18.  All impacted streets will return to prior operational levels beginning Sunday morning, July 19.
 
Due to construction on Ingalls Mall, this year the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair will extend from North University Avenue south to the U-M Diag.  Ann Arbor’s South University Avenue Art Fair will extend along both South University Avenue and East University Avenue.  The Guild Summer Art Fair will continue along South Main Street and South State Street, while the State Street Art Fair will be located in the East Liberty Street area.  For more details, visit the Art Fair map at http://artfairs.visitannarbor.org/.
 
For information on detours to U-M bus routes and changes in parking operations during the Art Fair please visit http://pts.umich.edu/news/index.php?id=324.
Questions or comments about service issues should be directed to the appropriate department.  General questions about issues pertaining to the Art Fair can be directed to Jim Kosteva at 763-5554 or jkosteva@umich.edu.
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