Art Fair Week

Ann Arbor Art Fair Week
July 18-21 (Thursday – Sunday)
Downtown Ann Arbor

Every summer in the third week of July, Ann Arbor is host to Art Fair. This event attracts over 500,000 attendees from all over the nation. It is actually four fairs in one, all connected to offer the public exposure to artwork from around town and from around our country.

Our location downtown gives us a unique perspective, some wonderful opportunities, and some logistical challenges during this very busy week:

The Wesley Foundation parks cars for fair attendees on our lawn, making this 4-day period one of Wesley’s biggest fundraisers of the year. Cars may park here on the lawn for $20 per day (no partial day rate). Please support the Wesley Foundation by parking at the church for this annual event!

Congregation members: We need your help. If you are available to help direct car parking during the art fair, a sign-up will be available shortly. With questions, please contact Diane Brown (

Artists: Four day parking for artists is available for $120. No trailers or u-hauls are allowed to park on the Wesley lawn. Overnight parking is not permitted. Artists should contact Diane Brown with inquiries (

YES, we will worship downtown on Sunday, July 21! You may support the Wesley Foundation and park on the lawn for $20. Free parking is available at the Liberty Square Garage, however you must have a special ticket to enter the garage for free, and you must enter before 10:00am. These tickets will be available at the church office the week before.

Our church offices have abbreviated hours as well. The office will be open Thursday, July 18 from 8:00am – 2:00pm. We will be open from 8:00am – noon on Friday, July 19.