Common Ground's 42nd Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair!

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Common Ground's 42nd Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair! 

Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and  18

Common Ground's Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair, now in its 42nd year, is an award-winning, fine art fair held each year to benefit an award-winning local nonprofit that itself is a valued masterpiece.

As one of Common Ground's signature fundraisers, the art fair supports the important programs and services of Common Ground whose mission is to help people move from crisis to hope. Helping people for more than 40 years, Common Ground assists more than 80,000 individuals each year regain hope for a better life. It was named "Crain's 2014 Best Managed Non-Profit."

The art fair returns to South Old Woodward, the well-known gateway to Downtown Birmingham on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. Unique shopping and fabulous restaurants line the street while artists' booths extend down the center, south of Maple Road - complementing the city's vibrant street scene.

The fair draws residents from throughout Oakland County and beyond; 80,000+ fairgoers attend the event annually. More than 150 jury-selected artists are featured in this urban setting.

The artists will present their original artwork for sale including ceramics, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, wood, leather, metals, mixed media, fiber, drawing, printmaking and more. The art fair is produced by the Guild of Artists & Artisans, best known for its Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.

Hours for the Birmingham Street Art Fair are Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and there is convenient parking available.

Along with artist booths, the Birmingham Street Art Fair once again presents the annual silent "Art Auction" benefiting Common Ground. Visitors will have the opportunity to bid on wonderful artwork donated by participating artists; all funds raised by the auction go directly to Common Ground.

In addition, there will lead hands-on children's art activities at this year's fair. Young fairgoers will have the fun opportunity to make their own work of art to take home. Children's art activities are free for participants.