Michigan Bucket List: Art In The Park

Isabella Cannon

| 3 min read

Did you know Michigan’s second largest art fair is located in metro-Detroit?
Art In The Park will host more than 400 artists from around the United States for its 44th summer. The fair includes art in a wide variety of mediums such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art and more. From practical to surreal, whimsical to extravagant, there is bound to be something for everyone.

When is Art In The Park? 

Art In The Park is July 12 to 14 in downtown Plymouth:
  • 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday
  • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday

What you should know before coming

Everything at the show is handmade by a dedicated artist. Art In The Park will also offer live entertainment, live art experiences, and great food. Last year, the three-day event had around 300,000 attendees.
Art In The Park is free to the public, but you may want to plan ahead for transportation and parking. They recommend leaving pets at home for their health and safety as the event can get very crowded and hot.

How can you get to Art In The Park?

You can try to find paid parking in downtown Plymouth or park at Schoolcraft College on 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia for free and take the shuttle down to the fair. The shuttles will operate continuously between Schoolcraft College (South Lot) and Plymouth City Hall.
The shuttle is $6 round trip for adults. Kids 12 and under ride for free.
The shuttle runs from:
  • 10:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Friday
  • 9:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Saturday
  • 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Sunday
Each motor coach has:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Restrooms
  • Stroller storage
  • Plenty of storage for purchases on the way back
  • ADA wheelchair access

What does art in the park have for kids?

According to their website, Art In The Park is committed to providing educational activities that allow children to be creative. Every year this event provides a substantial, collaborative project for children. Art In The Park creates a huge mural that at least 1,000 kids help paint each year. Another unique aspect of the fair is that young entrepreneurs of all ages will have their creations on display and for sale around the fountain area in Kellogg Park. 
Other fun things for kids:
  • Face painting and glitter tattoos
  • Sandy candy art
  • Balloons
  • Candle making
  • Henna body art
  • Help paint a mural
  • Caricature drawings

Entertainment and Activities

Live entertainment and art performances will be scattered throughout the event. For more details on specific events, times, and locations, visit Art In The Park.


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