Art Hop is for Artists

Ann Arbor, Michigan's unique Art Walk. Oct 20th, 2018.

Here at Art Hop we want to support artists and help them thrive. We keep the event low cost to participate, while maintaining a high quality standard to attract good art buyers.

When and where?

Applications are now closed, standby available.

We expect over forty artists this October between First St and Eberwhite Woods, south of W Liberty. Some will be in their own homes or studios, but most are hosted by our neighbors, including Gretchen's House at 700 Mount Vernon, housing 10 artists.

You do NOT have to live in our area to take part - most of our artists will be on porches, in garages, or - if you have your own tent - in a local yard or a driveway. We really are ensconced in the neighborhood, and we depend on the kindness and goodwill of neighbors to host our artists.  We are one of the great local events that people love about Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Who can apply?

Most of our artists are from the Ann Arbor area, but you can be from anywhere, and we welcome diversity.  Please consider carefully any additional time and expenses to arrive and set up on time if you’re from far away. Any fine art or craft medium is acceptable; our ethos is "as hand made as possible."  We do accept fine art photography (and accompanying notecards), but not primarily commercially printed objects.  you will need to send photos for our jury and be accepted before completing the application. All work must be your own, and you must be 18 or over. More details on the Artists agreement (see button below). Note: if you are a seasoned Art Fair professional who travels the nation, this is probably not for you. 

Commitment?

We are dependent on the good will of our host-neighbors, so absolutely NO unannounced no-shows are allowed! A nice wine, a bouquet of flowers or a hostess gift (NOT some work you can't sell) are appreciated by our hosts. You will see the Artists Agreement before you sign up.

We are you, the artists. Sitting back and hoping it will be a success isn't going to work. We only have one or two part-time elves busying themselves behind the scenes, so you HAVE to help out with publicity - flyers, social media, word-of-mouth; and planting lawn signs in the last week. You will need to read email with info and good advice, invitations, as well as requests for help.

Cost?

The basic cost of Art Hop was just $28 Through early deadline of Sept 28th, now $40 until the final deadline of Oct 9th. If your home or studio is in our area of Ann Arbor (on, or South of Liberty between Eberwhite Woods & First St) and you can host at least one other artist, then participation is FREE! If you are a student the cost is only $18 though early deadline. If you think you qualify for a discount for some other really good reason, we'll consider it.  Contact us for discount code.

What Next? What do I need to do?

If you have NOT taken part in Art Hop in the past two years, please send four photos of your work, each min 400kb max 1.5MB to WestsideArtHop@gmail.com.  We will lose your photos and not know who you are unless you re-title your jpegs to include your name. You may show more than one medium, but there should be a primary one. Simple beaded jewelry is not accepted as a primary medium. Feel free to peek at the agreement (button below) but please, 

WAIT  until  your  work  is  accepted  by  the  jury, before completing the application form.

NOTE - Applications are closed, but you may email (with jpegs) to be put on the wait list in case an artist cannot participate! Thanks.


If you have taken part within the last 2 years, we appreciate photos for publicity (especially of your Art Hop setup), but you may apply now: please click below:

View Agreement and Apply