DIYpsi Champions Local Artists (and here’s a PLAYLIST)

Dani Darling just released a new single (streaming below)

DIYpsi
Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery

I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All Arts Festival and Grove Studios. But the DIYpsi Festival is already marking it’s eighth year, going on nine, a handmade art fair hosted in the city’s business districts each summer and winter. This summer edition will be hosted Saturday (11-8) and Sunday (12-6) at the ABC Microbrewery on Norris St, putting the spotlight on the best independent artists in the city and around the Washtenaw/Se Michigan region – arranging craft vendors in a bazaar style for a unique shopping experience for attendees.

DIYpsi is made possible from a supportive community of shoppers, participating local businesses (like ABC), and coordinated by four local Ypsi artists: Cre Fuller (of Tin Angry Men), Sherri Green (of The Library Lab), Marcy Davy (of All Things Grow) and Rachel Parke (of sharkcrystal). You find out more, here.

But while we have you, we’d like to give you a sampling of five songs from artists who will be performing throughout the weekend–because our musicians are DIY artists, just as our crafters, painters, graphics-specialists, jewelers and candle-makers are…

Click here for a full lineup
And check out DIYpsi online. 

Nickie P. (performing Saturday at 7:30pm)

Young Punk (performing Saturday at 6pm)

Garrison Panyan (performing Saturday at 12pm)

Dani Darling (performing Sunday at 2pm)

Little Traps (performing Sunday at 3pm)