The event traces its history to 1961 and a handful of artists from the Acanthus Art Society exhibiting their work in front of a local downtown business. From these humble beginnings, the Wyandotte Street Art Fair has grown to be one of the largest and best attended fairs in the state.
The purpose of the Wyandotte Street Art Fair is:
- To promote and expand community awareness of the creative arts through quality exhibits that provide meaningful, cultural enrichment.
- To offer the artist and visitor alike the opportunity to meet one another in a hospitable and festive atmosphere
- To stimulate a sense of civic unity and pride through the dynamics of cultural understanding
Find “ART”: The official Wyandotte Street Fair logo named “ART” is one of the earliest creative images representing the fair. Art’s likeness was found on an early Street Art Fair poster in the archival collections of the Wyandotte Museum. In celebration of the 54th Anniversary of the Fair, ART gets an updated look thanks to the talents of local Michigan Company Motawi Tile. The company was founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, who started out making tiles in her garage and selling them at the local farmers market. They now make their tiles in a 12,000 square foot facility and sell them through over 400 stores spread across the United States. Again this year, “ART” will be hidden among the art. Find “ART” and bring him back to the Information Booth to win an official “Find Art in Wyandotte” keepsake.