Getting To The Art Fair

Thank you to all who attended July 15-17, 2021

Three Fairs. Three Days! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair took place July 15-17, 2021 -- down one day from the typically four-day event. Read more about the decision here.

This year's event included more space between booths to allow for social distancing, masks were encouraged, and hand sanitizing stations were throughout the fair. Fair staff  continued  to work closely with the health department to ensure the safety of the artists, fairgoers, staff, and everyone involved.



The Ann Arbor Art Fair shuttle parking was at Briarwood Mall and Huron High School. Parking at these locations was free. Round trip shuttle tickets cost $5. Children under 5-years-old and below can ride for free. While service animals were allowed on the shuttles, pets were not.

Air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible shuttles ran every 10-15 minutes:

  • 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 15 and 16
  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 17

Free and convenient parking options were available at two the Park & Ride locations.

Briarwood Mall

  • Parking: free
  • Shuttle stops: Main Street at William, and on State Street near South University
  • Buses return to both parking locations from either shuttle bus stops

Huron High School (located at 2727 Fuller Road)

  • Parking: free
  • Shuttle stops: Fletcher and Washington, and South University at Forest


City and University of Michigan parking structures

Daily event parking rates of $18 will be in place July 15-17 at all city-owned public parking locations. Rates will drop to $9 after 5 p.m. Parking at structures is a bit more pricey than the shuttles option, but it will get you within walking distance of the fair.  The fee can be paid any time after parking. Drivers can make cash or credit payments at pay-on-foot machines or pay with credit at exit lanes.

You can find U-M structures on the following streets:

  • Church
  • Fletcher
  • Hill
  • Thayer 
  • Thompson