Celebrating its ninth year, the Art on the Grand will bring more than 100 artists to downtown Farmington June 2 and 3.
Here’s what you should know about this free juried festival:
Art on the Grand will be open Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arrive early on Saturday to visit the weekly Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market in Riley Park, which is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grand River, from Grove Street to Farmington Road.
With Grand River closed from Farmington Road east to Grove Street, and the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market in full swing, you’ll have trouble finding a spot close to the festival grounds. If you can’t walk or bike, your best bets for parking are:
- The Village Commons shopping center lot. Available on Saturday for market-goers, it’s located on the north side of Grand River and a block and a half east of Riley Park
- Public lot at the Masonic Hall, on Farmington Road just north of Grand River
- Street spaces along Farmington Road north of Grand River
- Parking lots on Orchard, east of Farmington Road (behind Fresh Thyme Farmers Market)
To view a directory of artists and a sample of each artist’s work, visit artonthegrand.com.
For the kids
Kids Art Alley features more than 40 young local artists in grades 3 through 12 who will talk about and sell their own creations. Also featuring a community mural and an upcycled DIY art activity, the Alley is located between Sunflour Bakehaus and Grace Insurance, and across Grand River to The Vines and The Rocking Horse.
Other activities for kids will include Detroit Institute of Arts hands-on crafts, face painting, henna art, hair braiding, spin art, sandy candy, and more.
Downtown shops and restaurants are open during the festival. You’ll find a business locater map at downtownfarmington.org.
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