Events & Activities
The Living Mural
Friday-Saturday-Sunday – Booth #500 on Ann Arbor Trail!
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 9th 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 Living Statue
Friday-Saturday-Sunday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm – 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!
The Funny Waiter 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
Be sure to check out the Funny Waiter Show! This plate spinner is not a rude waiter. Instead he gets his laughs – as much as any stand up comic or comedian – with original comedy routines involving food, drink, music, and more.
Eat… See marshmallows become airborne appetizers! John pairs off with a volunteer. Ten steps are paced off. They turn, and each throws a marshmallow to their opponent. Who will catch one in their mouth first? Can you stand the suspense?
Drink… But please don’t spill. That big yellow wet floor sign is unsightly but necessary. The epic water drinking duel is always a crowd favorite! Who’s feeling parched? Nothing quenches a thirst like a bottle of cool clear water. Imported, of course. Savor every last drop.
…& Laugh, Laugh, Laugh! The Funny Waiter is very proud to present a classic routine some thought was lost to the ages. Plate Spinning! Nine at once! One of the most exciting finales ever has been given a comedy makeover with non-stop laughs. www.funnywaiter.com
One Love Reggae Band
Friday-Saturday-Sunday – Located at Ann Arbor Trail & Forest Ave!
Friday & Saturday from 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
One Love Reggae Band is one of the hottest Reggae bands in the Midwest! A “Serious Force” to be reckoned with. True to the name & committed to bringing the best in Live Reggae Entertainment. Performing various styles of Reggae from Roots, Dub & Lovers Rock with a unique signature sound of their own. One Love has members hailing from the U.S. & Africa who have been performing & recording in the music industry for more than three decades. One Love has had the opportunity to share the stage with well known Reggae Recording Artists. Their debut album is soon to be released on Productive Dread Records. Don’t miss them at Art In The Park this year! One Love will be performing at the corner of Ann Arbor Trail & Forest Avenue.
DIA - Make a pinwheel!
Stop by the DIA’s Off Site Drop In Workshop in Kellogg Park and make your own masterpiece!
The DIA will be assisting art lovers of all ages in making their own pinwheel at Art In The Park.
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
Paint your own MASTERPIECE!
Wine and Canvas is a mobile business that’s bringing a painting class to Art In The Park! They make painting easy & exciting. Talented artists will instruct YOU step-by-step through re-creating the featured painting of the day. At the end of the class, you’ll take home a work of art that you created. Join in the class at Art In The Park! “Life is too short for blank walls, unleash your inner Picasso!” Check out their booth near the intersection of Main & Ann Arbor Trail in #204. http://www.wineandcanvas.com/ann-arbor-mi.html
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!
Jon Mel-O - Vibraphonist
On Penniman Ave. near O’Callaghan’s Pub!
Jon was born in Jamaica, and has traveled & lived in a variety of places from Harlem to Spain sharing his musical talents. With a background in clarinet & saxophone he believes that his melodic background can be heard throughout his variations in improvisation and creativity on the vibraphone. After settling in Michigan Jon has played with various talented musicians throughout the metro-area clubs such as Bakers Keyboard Lounge, Bert’s Place, Eastern Market, festivals & events, and restaurants.
Vibraphones are played with mallets striking keys that correspond to the keyboard of a piano. The beautiful sound of the instrument comes from the metal tubes which hang below the keys; this 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 similar to a harp with 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 Hoben Elementary School & Smith Elementary School!