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
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