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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Monday


December 2013
 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Community Health Fair: Saline Recreation Center.

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Health screenings and a chance to chat with area health specialists.
6-8 p.m., Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Dr. E., Saline. Free. 429-3502. [map]
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Friday


December 2013
 5-9 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Dec. 13-15. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Dec. 13 includes an artist reception with appetizers and desserts.
5-9 p.m. (Dec. 13), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]
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 5-9 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Yourist Studio Galler.

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Dec. 13-15. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Tonight includes an artist reception with appetizers and desserts.
5-9 p.m. (Dec. 13), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Festive Fridays": Main Street Area Association.

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Dec. 13 & 20. Local entertainers stroll the sidewalks beneath trees twinkling with 100,000 Christmas lights, with many stores open late. Live sidewalk entertainment by the costumed Victorian a cappella ensemble Arbor Consort and other entertainers TBA.
7-9 p.m., downtown area bounded by Main, Liberty, Washington, and Fourth Ave. Free. 668-7112.
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Saturday


December 2013
 9 a.m. 

20th Annual Cookie Walk: First United Methodist Church.

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Sale of homemade cookies, including decorated sugar cookies, Russian tea cakes, chocolate crinkles, peanut blossoms, and more. Proceeds benefit church missions.
9 a.m. until sold out (often before 11 a.m.), FUMC, 120 S. State at Huron. Free admission. 662-2745. [map]
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 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

5th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show.

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Popular local radio personality Lucy Ann Lance hosts a live broadcast of her old-fashioned radio variety show with musical performances, stories, local celebrities, and more. Refreshments. The show is broadcast on 1290 WLBY and 1290WLBY.com.
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. 662-3279. [map]
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 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Annual Christmas Bake Sale: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church.

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Christmas cookies, holiday breads, spinach pie, baklava, Russian pastries and gifts, religious items, and more.
9 a.m.-2 p.m., 9900 Jackson (2 miles west of Baker), Dexter. Free admission. 717-6814, 272-3826. [map]
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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Dec. 13-15. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Dec. 13 includes an artist reception with appetizers and desserts.
5-9 p.m. (Dec. 13), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]
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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Yourist Studio Galler.

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Dec. 13-15. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Tonight includes an artist reception with appetizers and desserts.
5-9 p.m. (Dec. 13), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]
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 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

The Tiny Expo.

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Show and sale of holiday gifts by local artists and crafters.
10 a.m.-7 p.m., Kerrytown Market & Shops, above Hollanders. 5 minimum donation. info@tinyexpo.com. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

"Bag of Books Sale": Friends of Saline District Library.

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Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8. Fill a bag for $5. Second bag is free.
10 a.m.-noon, Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free admission. 944-0625. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Friends at Front Porch Holiday Sale": Front Porch Textiles.

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Michigan artists and crafters show and sell hand-woven textiles, handspun yarns, cards, metal and glass jewelry, pottery, ceramic art tiles, and found art.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Front Porch Textile Studio, 1219 Traver. Free admission. underwoodfrontporch.com, 662-7134. [map]
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 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

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Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

7th Annual Holiday Artists' Studio Sale.

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Dec. 14 & 15. Show and sale of works by 6 local artists, including art books by Jean Buescher Bartlett, jewelry by Brittany Campbell, ceramics by John Leyland, silk and wool wearables and fiber art by Michele Montour, porcelain pottery and lamps by Kate Tremel, and ceramics and sculpture by Monica Wilson. Refreshments and music.
Noon-5 p.m., Tremel residence, 627 Gott St. (off Miller). Free admission. 327-3727. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

"1930s Christmas on the Farm": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Dec. 14 & 15 A re-creation of a Depression-era Christmas, with natural decorations. Also, docent-guided tours of the house and demos of a sock-knitting machine, quilting, and spinning. Gifts shop & light refreshments.
Noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 1-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan, Saline. Donation (kids, free). 944-0442, 769-2219. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

"1930s Christmas on the Farm": Saline Area Historical Society.

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A re-creation of a Depression-era Christmas, with natural decorations. Also, docent-guided tours of the house and demos of a sock-knitting machine, quilting, and spinning. Gifts shop & light refreshments.
Noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 1-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan, Saline. Donation (kids, free). 944-0442, 769-2219. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Art on Adare".

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Dec. 14 & 15. A holiday show and sale of jewelry, fiber, and glass art by Idelle Hammond-Sass, Annette Baron, and Carol Furtado. Refreshments.
Noon-5 p.m., 1510 Kearney at Adare (off Melrose via Tuomy from Washtenaw). Free admission. 741-4441. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

"West Side Neighborhood Art Hop".

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The homes and studios of several westside artists are open for a show and sale of their art and craft items. Live music at some venues.
Noon-5 p.m., venues and map available at facebook.com/WestsideNeighborhoodArtHop and westsidearthop.wordpress.com. Free admission. 996-0702.
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

German Family Christmas: Kempf House Center for Local History.

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Dec. 7, 8, 14, & 15. Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, which is decked out with a traditional tree and decorations and exhibits reflecting a typical early-20th-century German American celebration of Christmas. Christmas cookies.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations welcome. 994-4898. [map]
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 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Carriage House Holiday": Carriage House Theatre.

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Dec. 14 & 15. An hour of holiday craft activities, cocoa & cider, and a chance to meet Santa. Followed by carol singing through the Old West Side, with entertainment by characters from Christmases past, played by Carriage House actors. Kids welcome. Dress warmly.
4:30-6:30 p.m., Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. Free, but donations accepted. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Christmas Carol": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society of America Christmas Festival.

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London-based actor and speech therapist Matthew Dexter presents a dramatic reading of Dickens' beloved Christmas classic. Followed by holiday refreshments.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner High School, 2230 Pontiac Trail. Free; donations welcome 485-3764. [map]
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Sunday


December 2013
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Dec. 13-15. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Dec. 13 includes an artist reception with appetizers and desserts.
5-9 p.m. (Dec. 13), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Yourist Studio Galler.

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Dec. 13-15. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Tonight includes an artist reception with appetizers and desserts.
5-9 p.m. (Dec. 13), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Homegrown at the Cobblestone: CS2 Productions.

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One of A2 newest and great fine art fine craft shows for holiday gifts. Cobblestone farm in the Barn. Free admission and parking Pilar's Tamales will be catering
Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Ann Arbor 48104. Free. 248 875 7226. scottysellys@yahoo.com hgcsartshow.com [map]
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 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Holiday Market: The Yellow Barn.

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Show and sale of art and gifts. Music and food.
11 a.m.-7 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Free admission. Prospective vendors email theyellowbarn@gmail.com. ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

7th Annual Holiday Artists' Studio Sale.

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Dec. 14 & 15. Show and sale of works by 6 local artists, including art books by Jean Buescher Bartlett, jewelry by Brittany Campbell, ceramics by John Leyland, silk and wool wearables and fiber art by Michele Montour, porcelain pottery and lamps by Kate Tremel, and ceramics and sculpture by Monica Wilson. Refreshments and music.
Noon-5 p.m., Tremel residence, 627 Gott St. (off Miller). Free admission. 327-3727. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Art on Adare".

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Dec. 14 & 15. A holiday show and sale of jewelry, fiber, and glass art by Idelle Hammond-Sass, Annette Baron, and Carol Furtado. Refreshments.
Noon-5 p.m., 1510 Kearney at Adare (off Melrose via Tuomy from Washtenaw). Free admission. 741-4441. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

German Family Christmas: Kempf House Center for Local History.

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Dec. 7, 8, 14, & 15. Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, which is decked out with a traditional tree and decorations and exhibits reflecting a typical early-20th-century German American celebration of Christmas. Christmas cookies.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations welcome. 994-4898. [map]
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 1-4 p.m. 

"1930s Christmas on the Farm": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Dec. 14 & 15 A re-creation of a Depression-era Christmas, with natural decorations. Also, docent-guided tours of the house and demos of a sock-knitting machine, quilting, and spinning. Gifts shop & light refreshments.
Noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 1-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan, Saline. Donation (kids, free). 944-0442, 769-2219. [map]
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 1-4 p.m. 

"1930s Christmas on the Farm": Saline Area Historical Society.

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A re-creation of a Depression-era Christmas, with natural decorations. Also, docent-guided tours of the house and demos of a sock-knitting machine, quilting, and spinning. Gifts shop & light refreshments.
Noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 14) & 1-4 p.m. (Dec. 15), Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan, Saline. Donation (kids, free). 944-0442, 769-2219. [map]
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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

Yule Ritual: Druids of Shining Lakes Grove.

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All invited to celebrate the primal mother and father deities, Danu and Bel. The ritual includes singing, making an offering, and honoring ancestors and nature spirits. Also, potluck (bring a dish to pass) and raffle.
2-5 p.m., ICC Education Center, 1522 Hill St. Free. 277-1897. [map]
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 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Carriage House Holiday": Carriage House Theatre.

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Dec. 14 & 15. An hour of holiday craft activities, cocoa & cider, and a chance to meet Santa. Followed by carol singing through the Old West Side, with entertainment by characters from Christmases past, played by Carriage House actors. Kids welcome. Dress warmly.
4:30-6:30 p.m., Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. Free, but donations accepted. [map]
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