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Plymouth Art in the Park

Plymouth Art in the Park 

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.

Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

What would an art fair be without a caricaturist?

 Plymouth Art in the Park

And a jazz band?

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

And a happy woman selling happy lemonade?
 Plymouth Art in the Park

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.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

These shops were just too cute!

 Plymouth Art in the Park

And this looked like the most perfect neighbourhood toy store.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

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…

 Plymouth Art in the Park

A gorgeous goldfish…

 Plymouth Art in the Park

A colorful dragonfly…look at those kaldeiscopic glass eyes

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

And my fav….the grasshopper!

 Plymouth Art in the Park

I think it was the little “hairy” spikes that made me fall for this fella.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

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.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

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.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

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.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

I love the marbling effects.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

And these were my fav. They look a bit like snake skin, right?

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

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).

 Plymouth Art in the Park

And I was surprised to see Bonzai trees. I love em and have been wanting one for a while.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

The funniest maid and cook outfits.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

I’m also a sucker for vintage signs. These would be for a game room, or man cave.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

I don’t think the ones below are vintage but they were great non the less.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

Lots of jewlery shops. I loved how these were displayed.

  Plymouth Art in the Park

Cartoony melancholic drawings are another love of mine. I should share my etsy finds on here. Soon, I promise.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

More cutesy fun garden stuff. I especially liked the “weeds for sale sign”.

 Plymouth Art in the Park

 Plymouth Art in the Park

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.

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This article has 10 comments so far!

  1. Becks Davis says —

    Great overview of the art fair. We were there on Saturday and I fell in love with downtown Plymouth! I can’t wait to go back.

  2. ++Mira++ says —

    its really a cute city. very nice shops. also every friday they have live music in the park starting at 6.

  3. Jessica @ Healthy Ob says —

    🙁 I miss Plymouth. I used to live in an apartment that was only a 10 minute walk to the downtown area!

  4. sarah (Catch A Cub In Its Den) says —

    we recently had our big sidewalk chalk festival here in pasadena, ca. i didn’t go though, seeing so much amazing talent usually makes me slightly depressed 😉

  5. Emily says —

    I really wish we had that here in my state!

  6. ++Mira++ says —

    where do u live emma?

  7. Emily says —

    Mira, the great ole mid west.

  8. Susan says —

    I need to know the name of the vendor that had the hamocks I would like to order another one….thanks!!!

  9. ++Mira++ says —

    suzie, I have no idea what their name is. I remember seeing him though. I just blogged about the event for fun, I'm not an organizer of any sorts! sorry

  10. Arts Beats and Eats 2010 - Royal Oak | MiraUncut - cooking, restaurant reviews, molecular gastronomy, and sweet stuff in Michigan says —

    […] Apparently they didn’t expect that many people. Well, then don’t have it on Washington street. Which is one street off Main St. This time I couldn’t take great pics. Remember the Plymouth Art fair? […]

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