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Monday, July 19 1999 - The Michigan Daily -,3
2, 'U' gear up for annual street art fairs

Fairs anticpated to draw
500,000 visitors into city

By Sana Danish
ily Staff Reporter
For those looking for a change fron
the slower pace of the long, hot sum-
mer, the annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs
should be picture perfect.
The Art Fairs, which combine three
individual fairs, are set to begin
Wednesday and continue through
Saturday.
"The Ann Arbor Art Fair is the
larest outdoor fine arts fair in the
nation," said Shary Brown, executive
rector of the Ann Arbor Street Art
Tair.
The event, which covers 26 blocks of
downtown Ann Arbor, will showcase
the work of more than 1,000 juried
artists. Fair directors expect more than
500,000 visitors throughout the four
days.
Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon
said the event helps revitalize the city at
* time when the student and faculty
>pulation has declined.
"The Art Fair brings a liveliness to
the city duriing the summer, as well as
enhancing its cultural image," she
said.
Jim Kosteva, University director of
community relations, said although the
fair may take place in Ann Arbor's
downtown, the benefits extend to the
University as well.
"While the Art Fair is great for Ann
Arbor, it's also good for the University

"The Art Fair
brings a liveliness
to the city during
the summer.."
- Ingrid Sheldon
Ann Arbor mayor
in the sense that it introduces new vis-
itors to the campus and the
University's many cultural attrac-
tions," lie said.
Kosteva said the University has spent
the past few weeks making prepara-
tions.
"We're responsible for a lot of the
behind-the-scenes operations, every-
thing from temporarily stopping con-
struction projects to rearranging the
schedule of dumpster pick-up," he
said.
Local businesses, like Cava Java on
South University Avenue, are also get-
ting ready for the event and the
increased crmwds it awill bring.
"sThe Art Fair is by far the busiest sin-
gle week for us," siid Dan Ferrucci, a
Cava Java manager.
"We plan to set up two booths outside
the coffee shop, for cold drinks, pas-
tnies, and other grab 'n' go type things,"

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he added.
A.J. Johnston reservations manager
at the Sheraton Inn, said rooms for the
upcoming week are scarce.
"The Art Fair ranks right up there
with football season and graduation
weekend as one of our busiest times of
year, Johnston said
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, now
in its 40th year, is the oldest of the

three and will take place on South
University Avenue and surrounding
streets.
The State Street Art Fair and the Ann
Arbor Summer Art Fair will set up clos-
er to downtown Ann Arbor on State
Street, East Liberty, Main and sur-
rounding streets.
Parking downtown is expected to be
at a premium, and fair coordinators

recommend utilizing public trans-
portation.
A trolley bus system will operate
around the fairs and shuttle buses can
transport fair-goers to and from the
Pioneer High School and Briarwood
parking lots.
For more information, call the Ann
Arbor Convention and Visitor's Bureau
at 1-800-888-9487.

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ent trusts, Zell is one of the most
prominent entrepreneurs in the nation.
He plans to be involved with the
Institute during the upcoming year,
including providing curriculum advice
and participating as a lecturer.
With his knowledge, there are few
people who would be better" for the
institute to be associated with, Decie
said. "The connection itself with Sam
Zell is an incredible asset"
This is not the first time Zell and
Lurie have contributed to the

University. Past gifts include the
endowed Samuel Zell Professorship
in the Economics of Risk in 1997,
the Robert Lurie Engineering Center
and the Lurie Tower on North
Campus.
The Institute was approved at the
regents meeting and is to be led by
Business School Prof. Thomas Kinnear
when it opens next fall.
"Entrepreneurs are society's inno-
vators," said Regent Laurence Deitch
(D-Bloomfield Hills), adding that the
Institute will provide important devel-
opment skills for our increasingly
business-oriented society.

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