Summer local events

By Jenee Gregor


Abstract artwork by Elizabeth Schwarts

Courtesy | Elizabeth Schwartz


What: Elizabeth Schwartz – Schwartz brings her new work of fine art, abstract paintings to exhibit.

Where: WSG Gallery

306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor

When: May 10 – June 18

Monday Closed

Tuesday and Wednesday 12 – 6 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday 12 – 10 p.m.

Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: First Fridays Ypsilanti – Each first Friday of the month, Ypsilanti becomes an art and culture walk to build community.

Where: Depot Town and Downtown Ypsilanti

When: First Friday of each month, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7. All venues have varying hours, 5 – 11 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: AAWA Exhibition – Ann Arbor Women Artists exhibit their work in a juried exhibition.

Where: Riverside Art Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti.

When: July 8 – 30

Thursday – Saturday 3 – 8 p.m.

Sunday 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Black and White – A Washtenaw County based group of artists to come display their 2-D and 3-D art in mixed media.

Where: Riverside Art Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti

When: August 5 – 27

Thursday – Saturday 3 – 8 p.m.

Sunday 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free


Ann Arbor art fair poster

Courtesy | Ann Arbor Art Fair

What: 57th Annual Ann Arbor Street Art Fair – Streets in Downtown Ann Arbor are closed down and artists from all over the country come to sell their work.

Where: Main St., Liberty St., S. University Ave., and State St.

When: July 21-24

Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.

Cost: Free





What: Drop-in workshops at the DIA – Many different workshops happening each week to encourage the creation of art with inspiration of the museum.

Where: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

When: Thursdays – Sundays

Cost: Free with admission to museum

$7 with student ID

$12.50 for adult and non-student


What: Photoshop Basics – Levels of Photoshop basics offered through WCC’s non-credit classes.

Where: Morris Lawrence Building, WCC campus

When: June 4 and 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., for level 2

June 18 and 25 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for advanced.

Cost: $125 per level


What: Earthen Oven Workshop – Learn to build an earthen oven for all of the baker’s needs using sustainable materials.

Where: Michigan Folk School Ypsilanti, 6685 Vreeland Rd., Ypsilanti

When: Sunday, August 14. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Tuition $79, $35 in supply fees


What: Michigan Renaissance Festival

Where: 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly.

When: August 20 – October 2, only Saturday and Sundays

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Cost: Adults $19.95

Children $11.50



Crazy Wisdom bookstore and tea house

Courtesy | Crazy Wisdom

What: Live Music at Crazy Wisdom – Every Friday and Saturday with no cover charge. Music in the Tea Room.

Where: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room

114 S. Main St, Ann Arbor

When: Every Friday and Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Movement – Detroit is the home of Techno, and it is celebrated each year with three days of electronic music on the riverfront.

Where: Hart Plaza 1 Nelson Mandela Dr., Detroit

When: May 28 – 30, 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Cost: Three-day pass $175

One-day pass $75


What: Brews and Tunes – Corner Brewery hosts live music on Mondays with a different act each week.

Where: Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti

When: Mondays, 7 – 10 p.m.

Cost: $2 cover suggested


What: Live Jazz Thursdays – Resident Jazz band comes weekly to provide eclectic jazz mix to the coffee and tap house experience.

Where: Cultivate Coffee and Tap House

When: Thursdays, 7 – 10 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Late Nights at the DIA – Each Friday the DIA stays open later for special musical performances.

Where: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

When: Fridays May 26 – September.

Fridays 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Cost: Free with Admission to Museum

$7 with student ID

$12.50 for adult and non-students


What: Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Top of the Park – Bands come to play on the weekends for most of the month of June, enjoy the community and free music.

Where: 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor.

When: June 10 – July 3

Friday and Saturdays, 5 – 11 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Sonic Lunch- A lunchtime snack of different great music in downtown every week.

Where: Liberty Plaza, 255 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor

When: June 2 – August 25

Every Thursday 12 p.m.

Cost: Free


What: Rockin’ on the Riverfront – Detroit offers free music each Friday from all to enjoy.

Where: GM Renaissance Center

100 Renaissance Center, Detroit

When: Every Friday, July 8 – August 12

7:30 – 10 p.m.

Cost: Free



What: Hello Noon Yoga – Donation classes through the week with local instructors to make yoga available to everyone.

Where: 1145 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti

When: Monday and Wednesday 7 p.m.

Tuesday 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m.

Cost: Donations accepted


What: Shangri La Sharing Yoga- Free class the Mota Thai Yoga Teacher Training graduates to build their skill and share yoga with the community.

Where: 416 W. Huron St., Suite # 22 Ann Arbor

When: Saturdays 12 p.m.

Cost: Donations accepted


What: A2 Yoga Studio Free Community Classes – Yoga teachers at A2 share classes for free, Oña Flow and Nia classes.

Where: 2030 Commerce Blvd., Ann Arbor

When: Wednesday 11:15 a.m. Oña Flow

Thursday 6 p.m.

Friday 10:45 a.m. Nia class.

Friday 4:30 p.m. Oña Flow

Cost: Donations accepted



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