Linda Buck
Linda Buck

It’s Art Fair Season!

The Royal Oak Market kicks off the art community’s favorite time of year.

Craft beer from Ann Arbor Brewing Co. Food trucks and other fantastic edible treats. Crowd-pleasing live bands. And — 75 jury-selected artists, both local and national, featuring their wares of ceramics, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, photography and much more, all under one roof.

The second-annual Royal Oak Market: Spring Art Fair, located indoors (it’s still Michigan, after all) within the Royal Oak Farmers Market April 5-6, marks the official start of Michigan’s art fair season — and with it, the joy of walking around, interacting with artists and opportunities for custom creations.

“Art fairs offer the opportunity to see as much work as possible in a short amount of time,” says Karen Delhey, executive director of the Guild of Artists & Artisans, one of the largest membership organizations of professional artists in North America, and host of the fair. “The Royal Oak Market: Spring Fair is unlike any other art fair in the region. This event is more intimate, providing a boutique experience with a select number of juried fine artists in a fun urban environment.”


The Royal Oak Market: Spring Fair will be held Thursday-Friday, April 5-6, noon-10 p.m.
Admission is free.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming art fairs, also hosted by the Guild of Artists & Artisans (for details, visit

  • Art Birmingham, May 12-13
  • Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair at The Ann Arbor Art Fair, July 19-22
  • Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, Aug. 18-19
  • Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair, Sept. 15-16
  • Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition, Nov. 15-16

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