The 2010 annual Art in the Park event, in Plymouth , was this past weekend. Artists come from all over to attend the second biggest art fair in Michigan. The weather was amazing and it was packed!
I always love the chalk drawings, and this Andy Warhol’s chalk repro of his famous Marilyn Monroe is no exception. The colors are so vivid.
What would an art fair be without a caricaturist?
And a jazz band?
Plymouth itself is the perfect backdrop for the fair, because it boasts amazing specialty shops.
The sign below says “Old World Olive Oil”. All this store sells is olive oil and vinegar from around the world.
These shops were just too cute!
And this looked like the most perfect neighbourhood toy store.
On to the ART! So, I just wanted to highlight some of my favs from the fair. This is by no means an inclusive list. There were too many talented people there to count. But here it goes…
These metal sculptures caught my eye right away! I mean, for starters they were pretty big, and they were just gorgeous, making me want one right away for my backyard. They are by michigan metal sculpturers: Anderson’s Metal Sculpture. Click on the link to check out more of their awesomness, they take conseignments too.
A butterfly on a flower…
A gorgeous goldfish…
A colorful dragonfly…look at those kaldeiscopic glass eyes
And my fav….the grasshopper!
I think it was the little “hairy” spikes that made me fall for this fella.
Another group of metal “animals” perfect for the yard, are these beyond cute Yardbirds. Make sure to check out their website. They came all the way from Louisville Kentucky. I really really, and i mean REALLY loved the venus fly trap below. He also reminds me of Randall from Monsters Inc.
These next piks show how much my photography skills are not so great yet, and really do not do the art justice. You HAVE to visit his website Pubsof. He goes around the country and draws the local pubs that are the heart of the city. Truly amazing work. The detail, the colors…trust me, just take a look at his work and you will be hooked.
Now this next artist is a penmaker and woodworker by the name of Ben Sturk (you can reach him at RSturk@aol.com). I was intrigued. Wooden pens that don’t even look like wood, and hand made, I mean, all that work! He had so many of them too.
I love the marbling effects.
And these were my fav. They look a bit like snake skin, right?
And for the the rest of it I just wandered around. Here are some other cool shops from Art in the Park.
I was in tie die heaven (i’m a hippie at heart).
And I was surprised to see Bonzai trees. I love em and have been wanting one for a while.
The funniest maid and cook outfits.
I’m also a sucker for vintage signs. These would be for a game room, or man cave.
I don’t think the ones below are vintage but they were great non the less.
Lots of jewlery shops. I loved how these were displayed.
Cartoony melancholic drawings are another love of mine. I should share my etsy finds on here. Soon, I promise.
More cutesy fun garden stuff. I especially liked the “weeds for sale sign”.
If your around next year, this is definitely a great event to attend. As always help support local artists and spread the word.
*discalimer: all Art pictured is property of their respective owners. I have no rights to any of it. If you know the aritsts names of the other art please let me know.