Ann Arbor Art Fairs Schedule
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair will surround Ingalls Mall. The South University Art Fair will continue to extend along both South and East University avenues. The Guild Summer Art Fair will continue along Main and State streets, while the State Street Art Fair returns to the East Liberty area.
Several streets that run through or next to campus will be closed beginning July 20:
• E. Washington from State to Fletcher
• S. State from Washington to S. University
• S. Thayer
• N. University from State to Fletcher
• S. University from Tappan to Washtenaw
• E. University from S. University to Willard
• Church from south of the Church St. parking structure (525 Church St.) to Willard
• E. Liberty from Main to State
• Maynard from E. Liberty to south of William
• S. Thompsonhalf a block south from E. Liberty
• S. Main from Huron to William
Although Thayer will be closed to through traffic, access for emergency vehicles and deliveries to Kraus will be maintained along the west side of Thayer, as will access for guests at the Bell Tower Hotel. Fletcher Street will remain open.
Parking structure/lot access
The Thayer Street parking structure will remain open to University permit holders. Those with blue permits will be able to access the structure from the re-opened Washington Street entrance. Those with service, business, gold and handicap permits for the lower level will continue to use the Thayer entrances.
Two surface parking lots will not be available for normal parking: lot W18 (Thompson Street surface lot) and lot C10 (the small surface parking lot by West Hall). Additionally, the Hill Street parking structure is closed for repairs.
During the days of the art fairs, all University parking structures will be monitored to allow only vehicles with appropriate University permits to enter. After 3:30 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturday, special event parking permits will be sold at the structures where adequate vacancies occur.
University mail delivery
Campus mail deliveries to many Central Campus locations will be maintained but reduced to once a day. Mail deliveries for occupants of 715 N. University and the Modern Languages Building will be consolidated at the Frieze Building. Burton Tower will be consolidated at the University Productions office in the Michigan League. The Cashier's Office at 777 N. University will have two deliveries daily.
Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers will be prepared to assist fair staff with traffic and access at the intersections of Washington and Thayer, as well as Thayer and North University.
New M-Art Line shuttle
In cooperation with the fairs, Parking and Transportation Services will offer the M-Art Linea shuttle service from the Glazier Way/Huron Parkway parking lot (NC51).
During daytime fair hours, bus service will be provided by the regular commuter route and bring passengers to the C.C. Little Building stop. However, from 7:30-10 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, when the summer commuter route normally does not operate, M-Art Line buses will provide 15-minute service around the northern portion of the commuter routefrom Glazier Way to the stops at Washington/Fletcher and C.C. Little.
Riders will pay $5 per vehicle to park. U-M permit holders will continue to have regular access to the lot.
University bus routes
U-M transit bus schedules will follow traditional art fair routes, which include relocating the State Street stop west to Division, and the South University stops to Hill. Alternate route maps can be viewed at http://www.transportation.umich.edu.
Ann Arbor Transit Authority
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) Art Fairs shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Fares will be $1.50 each way; children 7 and younger ride free.
Free parking is available at two shuttle locations: Briarwood Mall near Sears, and Pioneer High School. AATA will operate two separate shuttle routes from both the Briarwood and Pioneer High parking locations:
• The Main Street shuttle route will drop off riders in downtown Ann Arbor at Main and William streets, adjacent to the Summer Art Fair;
• The South University/State Street shuttle route will drop off passengers at South University and State streets between the South University Area Art Fair and the State Street Area Art Fair, and close to the Street Art Fair, the U-M campus, and the Michigan Union.
Shuttle buses return to both Briarwood and Pioneer High from each AATA shuttle stop.
AATA's Link downtown circulator route will operate around the perimeter of the fairs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. The Link will not be in service July 20 when streets close in preparation for the fairs, but will operate free during the fairs.
AATA shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible, and strollers are allowed on the buses. AATA will only allow service animals on board shuttle buses. For passengers who have purchased artwork, shuttles can handle reasonably sized packages, but riders should make other arrangements for oversized purchases.
For additional information on the shuttle service, call (734) 973-6500 or visit
For more information
Questions or comments about University service issues should be directed to the appropriate department. General questions about U-M issues pertaining to the art fairs can be directed to Jim Kosteva at (734) 763-5554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.