‘It was just terrific.’ Business owners talk Ann Arbor Art Fair successes

ANN ARBOR – We’re fresh out of Art Fair weekend and already hearing about what a vital event it was for artists, fair organizers and local business owners.

Aside from one very rainy day, the streets were packed with shoppers eager to get out and experience the fair and all that the local merchants have to offer.

In early May, A4 interviewed three store owners in the State Street District just after the fair’s cancelation had been announced. At the time, they said losing Art Fair for a second year in a row would be a huge blow to business.

A4 caught up with them to see the what type of impact the fair had on sales.

“It was very good,” said owner of Bivouac Ed Davidson. “It was as good as 2019 and we were very, very happy.”

Davidson said he was especially impressed with sales because the fair was one day shorter this year. While he said he wishes this year’s fair was its usual four days, he felt lucky that it took place at all.

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