Downtown Ann Arbor

Ypsi-Made, Ypsi-Themed Products Gift Guide

One of the most marvelous things about Ypsilanti is the availability of Ypsi-made products. More than simply being local for local's sake, many of the products made by local artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs are among the best of their kind. As the gift-giving season approaches, consider…

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ypsiGLOW. Glow Forth!

Autumn is a busy time, so take a second right now to mark Friday, October 26 on your calendar: the date of the third annual ypsiGLOW. What is ypsiGLOW? Well, I'm glad you asked, because the answer is literally one of the most "Ypsi" sentences I think I can muster. ypsiGLOW is an annual community…

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Ann Arbor - a Catalyst for Creativity

We take our art seriously here in Southeastern Michigan. And walking down the street in Ann Arbor, it’s clear we’re doing it in style. While the images most associated with the University of Michigan might be the trial and tribulations of the sports teams, the creative side of U-M is just as…

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Smoke & Ale Fall Festival in Chelsea

If there was an award for best-smelling local event, the prize would likely go to Chelsea’s annual Smoke & Ale Fall Festival, happening October 12-13. For not only will more than 40 serious barbecuers from different parts of the region gather to compete in SAFF’s Professional Masters Series (now…

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#ErininA2: Ann Arbor Weekend Getaway

Destination Ann Arbor is ecstatic to partner with Erin Klema from The Epicurean Traveler this year! Erin will visit Ann Arbor and the surrounding area periodically in 2018 and 2019 and share with us some photos and blogs inspired by her visits. Follow along with us here, and also on social media…

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Small Town Bookstores

Years ago, when the bookselling industry began experiencing seismic shifts – which can be summed up in two words: Amazon and e-books – bookstores of all sizes faced a dark night of the soul. How might they adapt and find a way to survive in this brave new world? Many found that they couldn’t. A…

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First Fridays Ypsilanti

First Fridays Ypsilanti is more than an arts and culture walk - it's a network of artists, local businesses, and volunteers eager to showcase Ypsi's vibrant creative scene. Hands-on activities, unexpected art exhibits, and enthralling live performances can be found in numerous venues throughout the…

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Summer To-Do List for Family Time in #ypsireal

I have small kids. My new job as a parent has caused me to look back on my own childhood, now aware of the intense planning that must have gone into the seemingly effortless way that my mom raised us. We had no shortage of creative and educational activities to do, and we had many adventures to…

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Powered by Innovation

The Ann Arbor area is an exciting, pioneering tech hub. Those who visit Ann Arbor, buy a home here, take a job here, or enroll in a university here are sure to enjoy our beautiful natural landscape and our diverse, multifaceted community along with all the lucrative perks of a booming center of…

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