The Ann Arbor Art Center continues to promote independent artists and crafters by hosting Liberty Local, a handmade craft fair to be held in the fall showcasing regional talent. This indoor craft fair aims to have unique, handmade and creative works. The Ann Arbor Art Center is looking for artists and crafters to embrace this indie spirit and to be a part of Liberty Local, and help to promote regional culture and the local economy. Liberty Local runs from Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9. Artist applications are due by August 5 and acceptance notification will be done by August 15. There is a $100 participation fee with a $10 application fee for those accepted. For more information and to apply visit the website. The Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty St. 734-994-8004. www.annarborartcenter.org
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.