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.
Applications will open in mid August.
Our center of gravity is around Gretchen's House Childcare Center at 700 Mount Vernon, where about a dozen artists are housed, but we expect maybe fifty artists this October between First St and Eberwhite Woods. A few will be in their own homes or studios, but most are hosted by our neighbors.
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.
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. All work must be your own. More details on the Artists agreement (see button below).
Applications will open mid August.
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.
The basic cost of Art Hop is just $28 Through early deadline, then $40 until the final deadline. 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.
If you have NOT taken part in Art Hop recently, please send five photos of your work 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 you apply.
If you have taken part within the last 2 years, please click below: