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Plymouth’s Art In The Park Features Over 400 Artists

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PLYMOUTH (WWJ) – Art in the Park returns to downtown Plymouth July 8, 9, and 10. In its 32-year history, Plymouth Art in the Park has grown to become the second largest art fair in Michigan, welcoming over 400 artists from around the United States who will feature thousands of original pieces of art.

Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, photography, and folk art will line the streets, turning downtown Plymouth into a whimsical color palette. From functional to eccentric, curious to colorful, there is destined to be something for everyone. To browse artists, click here.

This year, Art in the Park welcomes the LEGO crew. Visitors of the festival are invited to come and learn the fine art of ninja spinning or “Spinjitzu,” build their favorite ninja character, customize their Ninja spinner, learn Spinjitzu techniques and then apply what they’ve learned in head-to-head spinner game competition. Kids and adults alike can snap a picture with a larger-than-life-sized Ninja made completely out of LEGO bricks, receive freebies and enter to win a Nintendo DS prize pack.

Additional highlights of Art in the Park include the popular Kid’s Activities and Entertainment Zone, featuring children artists ranging from age 7 to 17 selling their very own artwork. There’s also live entertainment all weekend, great food, street art murals and more.

Art in the Park is open Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

Visitors are encouraged to park at the ACH Plant, located at 14425 Sheldon Rd., and take the free round trip shuttle service. The shuttle will run continuously all weekend. The drop off point will be Plymouth City Hall, conveniently located in the heart of the art fair. Shuttles begin running a half-hour before the festival opens and stop running a half-hour after the festival closes.

For more information, visit www.artinthepark.com or call the Plymouth City Hall at 734-453-1234.

Several roads in downtown Plymouth will be closed for the weekend as a result of the Art in the Park event.  The following streets are anticipated to be closed from Thursday, July 7 at 8 pm through Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 pm:

  • Main Street – From Church Street to Wing Street
  • Penniman Ave. – From Harvey Street to Union Street
  • Ann Arbor Trail – From Harvey Street to Union Street
  • Forest Ave. – From Ann Arbor Trail to Wing Street

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents now by visiting our Traffic Page.

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