Arts & Entertainment
Art Fair Kicks Off Sept. 21
Originally printed 8/5/2013 (Issue 2136 - Between The Lines News)
Common Ground's Birmingham Street Art Fair celebrates its 39th anniversary Sept. 21-22. The fair returns to South Old Woodward, the celebrated gateway to downtown Birmingham. Unique shopping and fabulous restaurants line the street, drawing residents from throughout Oakland County and beyond. More than 160 juried artists will be featured in this elegant setting; more than 80,000 fairgoers attend annually.
Common Ground is pleased to continue its presenting partnership with The Guild of Artists & Artisans. This collaboration helps Common Ground maintain its status as an important regional resource helping youths, adults and families in crisis while ensuring the continuation of this highly-respected fine art fair. The Guild of Artists & Artisans is a non-profit, membership association of independent artists best known for its award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.
Children - and children at heart - can make papel picado. Papel Picado is Spanish and means cut or perforated paper. Papel Picado is used in Mexican and Mexican American communities to create colorful banners, flags and table cloths for Day of the Dead altars or for decorations during festivals and special occasions. Originally made with handmade paper from the amate tree, contemporary papel picado is most often made using tissue paper, metallic paper or plastic.
The Birmingham Street Art Fair is located on South Old Woodward between Maple Road and Frank Street in downtown Birmingham. Admission is free.
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