We are always on the lookout for hosts for our artists, without whom it wouldn't be possible. Our area is generally South of Liberty St between Eberwhite Woods and First St. If you live in this area and you have a porch, garage, sunroom, studio, driveway, barn or yard, please get in touch to find out more!
Most of our artists will be on porches, in garages, or - if they have their own tent - in a back yard or a driveway. We really are ensconced in the neighborhood, and we depend on the kindness and goodwill of neighbors like you to host our artists.
Westside Art Hop is one of the great local events that people love about Ann Arbor, Michigan. Be part of it!
You provide a space where an Art Hop artist can display their wares to the public. It's up to you whether the artist may come inside your home (for example to use the bathroom), but you are not expected to have the public enter. Some hosts have an indoor or a semi-indoor space if the weather is bad, but it isn't required. Your artist(s) will contact you directly to discuss how - and whether - it will work out for you.
Normally our artists will set up on the Friday evening or from about 8 am on Saturday, and start to take down and clean up at 5 pm. For safely, to help in busy periods, and for sociability, we prefer to host more than one artist per venue, but again, it isn't a requirement.
You may receive a small token of gratitude from your artist, but your real rewards are to promote our local talent in the visual arts, the opportunity to take part in one of Ann Arbor's typically quirky events - and of course, a burst of civic pride!
If you know other neighbors who might like to join in, please do point them our way! We always try to accommodate as many artists as would like to take part.