Every year there is a magical time where the streets of Ann Arbor are packed with people(not students), all hovering over various pieces of amazing art. Now in its 50th year The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair continues to draw people from all over the State of Michigan and beyond.
I spent a good portion of my Thursday visiting a couple of artists whose work we carry, as well as discovering a lot of new art that we hope to fill the store with. Even though I have gone to the art fair for a number of years, it is always amazing to me the amount of artisans that reside in this state, and the creative community that builds up in certain cities. For example, the Potter's Guild in Ann Arbor, houses some amazing talent that I hope to represent for years to come. I am currently working with David Frankel and Karin Perkins, both fantastic potters! So on this beautiful day, thank you to all the artists that listened to my pitch and dreams for the future of the store, and I hope that everyone makes it through these four amazing but hectic days.
Finally here is a piece I bought for myself, made by Kris Stewart of the Potter's Guild. I am a mug snob at heart, and the handle and heft to this mug made it an easy buy for me. Thrown stoneware clay with a couple of pushed out eyes and a vivid blue inside makes any drink look great.
Be Original, Buy Original