Events & Activities
The Living Mural
Friday-Saturday-Sunday – Booth #500 at Ann Arbor Trail & Main St!
Kristen Dillenbeck Zipp of Portland, Oregon (formerly of Canton) will once again create a living art mural during Art In The Park. She came up with the idea of body painting then combined it with her love of live murals. Kristen has demonstrated her living mural as well as just body painting at many different shows in Oregon, New York, and Michigan. This will be her 11th year at Art In The Park! Incorporating canvas, paint & live human figures, the 3-dimensional mural is bound to turn heads throughout the weekend. The living art mural will be on display on the intersection of Main & Ann Arbor Trail.
George Tait's "Stand Still Theater"
Friday-Saturday-Sunday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm – On the Compass at Main & Ann Arbor Trail!
There’s music playing softly in the background. A grey statue stands two feet in the air on a stone platform with an umbrella cane in hand. You notice a crowd gathered transfixed on the motionless figure, waiting. Every 15 minutes the statue comes to life! Everyone applauds & one person is silently asked to join the statue. The statue manages to read minds, challenge your perception & stop time. This is the experience folks have year after year at Art In The Park where George has become an iconic fixture. www.magic-by-george.com
Friday-Saturday-Sunday – located at Main & Penniman!
Local artist Erin Dillenbeck and D & M Art Studio, will be back creating a chalk art masterpiece! The street art demonstration will be sketched with chalk onto the pavement and will be a work in progress all weekend. Several D&M Studios artists will be on hand to assist with the chalk mural. Check it out at the intersection of Main & Penniman!
Comedy Juggling Show! by John Park
Several shows per day! Located in Kellogg Park!
- FRIDAY showtimes – 12:00pm – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
- SATURDAY showtimes – 12:00pm – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
- SUNDAY showtimes – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Comedy, comedy, comedy. That’s what this act is all about. But John Park is no joke-telling stand-up comic. Instead, this performer uses clever juggling and visually engaging comedy routines set to music to make his audience laugh. Kung Fu? Not in this show. But you will see the flying marshmallows, scarf dancing, the water routine and other unusual and funny things that make this comedy and juggling show so original and stylish. (Check out that blue jacket!) The performance finishes with a real showstopper: Aided by two able-bodied volunteers, John mounts a 6-foot unicycle, juggles three clubs, and, with a comic commentary running the whole time, throws the last club under his leg – the crowd goes wild! The Comedy & Juggling Show: big laughs, big tricks, and a big, big finish!
Roots Vibration - Reggae Band
Roots Vibrations is a musical force that provides authentic Caribbean music. Made up of members from the exotic islands of the Caribbean & the funky streets of Detroit, this band will stimulate your senses with positive roots music. Roots Vibration’s sound is uplifting and fun, and features creative & seasoned musicians who have a multi-generational and multinational appeal. They bring decades of experience and authenticity to the Reggae scene. They will be performing at the corner of Ann Arbor Trail & Forest Avenue!
Friday & Saturday set times:
- 1:00pm – 2:15pm
- 3:00pm – 4:15pm
- 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Sunday set times:
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm
- 2:30pm – 3:30pm
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm
My Adventure Theater
Several shows per day! Located in Kellogg Park!
- FRIDAY showtimes – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
- SATURDAY showtimes – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
- SUNDAY showtimes – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
My Adventure Theater is an interactive family friendly theater experience for the entire family! Characters are chosen from the audience, costumed on the spot & narrated through action-filled, laugh-packed adventures complete with songs, dancing and barrels-o-fun. Photo opportunities galore and memories of a lifetime in the making, My Adventure Theater is not to be missed! Check them out in Kellogg Park. www.myadventuretheater.com
- Gold Rush Canyon!
- Pirate Island
- Galactic Voyage
- Nottingham Forest
Meet Princess Caroline!
Join Princess Caroline each day as she inspires and encourages boys and girls to be good, kind and giving to all. Princess Caroline will be sharing stories, songs & more at Art In The Park. Bring your camera to pose with the Princess, compliments of Art In The Park. Princess Caroline will enchant and delight your little one. Be sure to find her at Art In The Park and receive a free gift!
John Davis - Vibraphonist
Playing ALL WEEKEND! South Main Street in booth #255
John Davis grew up in Highland Park, Michigan, where he studied music. He has been performing throughout Michigan, Ohio as well as Chicago for over 45 years, and cites Lionel Hampton as his biggest
influence. John plays a wide variety of music including R&B, Latin, Reggae, country and Funk. He performs at Detroit’s Eastern Market, Belle Isle, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, and Andiamo in Clarkston along with numerous large art fairs in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Vibraphones, also called Vibraharps or Vibes, are played with 2 or 4 mallets. Striking different keys that correspond to the keyboard of a piano. The beautiful sound of the instrument comes from the metal bars (keys) and metal tubes which hang below the keys; this in turn amplifies the sound. In addition there is a motor, which spins acoustic paddles within each metal tube, giving the instrument a vibrato effect. The instrument is often called a Vibraharp because it sounds very similar to a Harp in its soft, soothing sounds.
Located in Kellogg Park!
The popular children’s mural will return all weekend in Kellogg Park. Children of all ages are invited to come and make their artistic mark on an interactive canvas mural. Following the event, the murals will be donated to Judson Center’s Foster Care Program!