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Opinion

Thursday, July 23, 1981

The Micign Danilv

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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCi, No. 46-S
Ninety Years of Editorial Freedom
Edited and managed by students
at the University of Michigan
Today's Art
Fair *more
'appealing
ART FAIR '81 is upon us, and judging
by the crowds that swarmed into the city
yesterday, this year's model is bound to be a
success.
You can hardly get through the mobs on
State, South University, and Main -Streets.
Checking out the most popular artists' works
is difficult at times, impossible at others. And
finding a proximate parking spot-well, you
discovered how arduous a task that was
yesterday. The entire scene makes Football
Saturdays look tame by comparison.
While the out-of-towners gape with amaz-
ment at the endless exhibitions, many locals
grumble about the fair not being "like it used
to be." True, in yesteryear it was a much
smaller-scale event, known more for its ec-
centric qualities than its massive quantities.
But let's be fair about the fair. The eccen-
tricities-the offbeat people and
exhibitions-are still with us this year.
They're just harder to find amid the "main-
stream" booths and retail store racks. You
can still find an improvisational juggling show
or a powerful jazz performance, a hilarious
mime or a fatalistic doomsday prophet-the
precious stuff of Art Fairs gone by.
Today's fair simply appeals to more people.
More than just the University crowd, you see
children barely old enough to walk, accom-
panied by grandparents walking with the
assistance of canes. You see whites, blacks,
and people from many ethnic backgrounds.
You see blue-jeaned, work-shirted folks along
with others clad in pin-striped suits and
satin dresses.
It's a fair for everyone-people just as
diverse as the art itself.
Unsigned editorials appearing on the left
side of this page represent a majority
opinion of the Daily's Editorial Board. Let-
ters and columns represent the opinions of
the individual author(s) and do not
necessarily reflect the attitudes or beliefs of
the Daily.

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